The requirement for admission into the joint Ph.D. program is a master’s degree (or equivalent), with at least an A- average (10.0 G.P.A.) in Canadian Studies or one of the disciplines represented in the School. Applicants should note, however, that meeting the admission requirement does not guarantee admission to the program. In addition to transcripts and letters of reference, application packages will include a statement of interest outlining the applicant’s proposed area of doctoral research and a representative academic writing sample.

We recommend applicants contact appropriate faculty members in advance of applying to discuss the specifics of the program, their application, and the potential for supervision. For faculty profiles visit: Faculty

Ph.D. Application Deadline

Applicants wishing to be considered for admission to the joint Ph.D. program must submit completed applications to the School by February 1.

Apply Online! How to Apply

Application packages may be requested on-line through the website of Carleton’s Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs (FGPA).

Collaborative Ph.D. with a Specialization in Political Economy

The School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies and the Institute of Political Economy offer a Collaborative Program in Political Economy at the Ph.D. level. For further details, see the Institute of Political Economy’s Collaborative Ph.D. with a Specialization in Political Economy section of this Calendar.

For further information, see the SICS Ph.D. Program Guidelines posted under Graduate Resources in the Canadian Studies section of this website or contact:

Paul Litt, Graduate Supervisor