Interested in Communication and Media Studies? Ready to find your next academic home? We are excited to introduce you to the MA and PhD programs we offer here at Carleton University!

Grad Café Info Session

Learn more about our programs with this Q&A session.


COMS Research at Carleton

Our graduate programs will help you make sense of the role of communication and media in everyday life.

The research we do at Carleton challenges the boundaries of communication studies by building on intellectual traditions from a broad range of disciplines. We are committed to interdisciplinarity. Our faculty and graduate students come to us from communication and media studies programs but also disciplines like sociology, political science, literary studies, geography, art history, and human computer interaction.

Faculty and students are involved in several hubs of research activity including:

As a graduate student, we will help you hone your interests, formulate compelling research questions, and push you to find answers and develop arguments.

Find out what career paths lay ahead and explore our faculty profiles to learn more about our areas of expertise.

Thinking of applying? Have questions?

Applications to our MA and PhD programs are due by February 1st. Find out more about our grad programs and how to apply.

Email specific questions to our Graduate Supervisor, Rena Bivens, or our Graduate Administrator, Laura Gareau.