Established more than 50 years ago, the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) at Carleton University is Canada’s top graduate program in international affairs.

A leader in its field, NPSIA has an international reputation for providing the interdisciplinary training necessary to understand international issues and policy in a complex global environment. Our expertise includes conflict resolution and security, terrorism and intelligence, diplomacy and foreign policy, international trade and finance, international governance, and development and humanitarian emergencies.

NPSIA is the only non-American founding member of the Association of Professional Schools in International Affairs (APSIA), the global association of top graduate programs committed to preparing international policy specialists for the global workplace of the 21st century.

The NPSIA MA degree offers eight areas of specialization as well as a specialization in African Studies. Internships and co-op placements are offered, providing students with valuable professional experience and bridging opportunities to employment.