Political Economy is the interdisciplinary study of the production of social surplus, the governance and distribution of that surplus, and the means and processes of social reproduction.

The Institute of Political Economy at Carleton is pleased to offer students an MA Program unlike any other in Canada. We attract an exciting and diverse group of candidates from all parts of the country, each with their own research interests and academic backgrounds that span the Social Sciences and Humanities. They have in common a rigorous approach to their studies, a critical approach to the study of systems such as capitalism, colonialism, and racism, and a passion for transformative policies and social change.

Have a look at some of our student profiles or click here to see some of the past thesis and research papers that have been completed by IPE Students. You can also look at our alumni profiles to see what our graduates are doing!

Listen to Molly Stollmeyer as she tells you why she chose the MA Political Economy program.

Click here to learn more about the program!