Prerequisites:

A four-year bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with at least a B+ average in a relevant discipline

  • The normal requirement for admission to the master’s program is an honours B.A., with at least high honours standing in one of the disciplines represented in the Institute. Prospective applicants without such qualifications may be considered for admission if they have both a strong academic record and relevant work experience.

What you need in order to apply:

  1. Two confidential Referee Appraisal Forms. These are generated electronically to those listed on your OUAC Application form. Ensure the information is correct and the referees have been informed of their role. Referees should be able to comment on your academic background and aptitude for graduate school.
  2. One copy of Academic Transcripts/Audits from the university or universities you have attended. If you are currently completing your undergraduate degree, upload an interim transcript/audit before the February 1 deadline. Upon recommendation of admission, original official transcripts will be required.
  3. One Statement of Intent outlining your interests and objectives in the Political Economy program. The statement should point to who you are, why you wish to study political economy, what you hope to achieve in our program, and how it can satisfy your own interests.

Optional: 

  1. African Studies Specialization Form for applicants interested in applying to the collaborative master’s program in African Studies.
  2. One Resumé/Curriculum Vitae.
  3. One Writing Sample – a written work or essay that you feel displays your skills as a writer, researcher or thinker.

Refer to the Carleton University graduate calendar for more information concerning general admission procedures.