Applicants are required to hold an Honours B.A. (or the equivalent), with at least high honours standing, in one of the disciplines represented in the School. Possession of the minimum entrance standing is not in itself, however, an assurance of admission into the program.

In addition to transcripts and letters of reference, application packages will include a statement of interest and a representative academic writing sample.

We recommend applicants explore the webpages of faculty members in advance of applying. SICS faculty research areas, related courses and publications are described on their individual SICS webpages. Applicants interested in the heritage conservation specialization, in particular, should contact appropriate faculty members to discuss this specialization. Faculty profiles can be viewed here: Faculty

M.A. Application Deadline
Applications are being accepted – Deadline is February 01 to be guaranteed consideration for funding for the fall semester.

Application accounts can be requested here.

Qualifying Year Program
Applicants who do not qualify for direct admission to the master’s program may, in exceptional cases, be admitted to a qualifying-year program. Admission to the qualifying-year program does not imply automatic admission to the master’s program. At the end of the qualifying-year program, the student will be required to apply for entry into the master’s program, at which time the School will determine the student’s eligibility to enter the program.

Donner Exemption
The Aboriginal Studies and the North program area was initiated through a grant from the Donner Foundation. Students in this program area research a wide range of cultural, economic and political issues concerning First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities as well as Northern Canada. Although the same admission conditions and requirements apply as in other areas of the master’s program, here special consideration for admission may be granted to candidates who have extensive knowledge of the North and/or Aboriginal peoples.

For further information on the MA program, please contact:

Paul Litt, Graduate Supervisor

paul.litt@carleton.ca