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Learn to Cover a Whole New World

Are you driven by curiosity? A desire to reveal, explain, and tell truthful stories?

Our Master of Journalism program will give you the skills to operate in the digital media realm.

You can find our recent grads researching, writing and producing quality journalism for the pillars of traditional media and for their edgier upstart rivals.

If you are new to journalism


We’ll teach you how to research and write quickly and accurately, produce audio and video journalism, and acquire the web-based skills that will make you stand out in a competitive industry.

Two-year Program 

If you are a mid-career veteran


You may qualify for advanced standing into the second year. We’ll tailor your program to guide you to the deeper perspective you seek.

You can elevate your existing skills, enrich your subject knowledge, and acquire a more considered understanding of the modern media.

Advanced Standing 

Get professional experience

By the time you graduate, you will have worked in our many student newsrooms – and also in one or more professional workplaces, gaining valuable experience and enhancing your appeal to future employers.

The School runs an apprenticeship program involving media organizations from coast to coast.

These are placements with organizations as diverse as CTV News and CTVNews.ca, the National Post, TVO – The Agenda with Steve Paikin, The Globe and Mail, the Ottawa Citizen, CBC Radio & TV, Global Television National News website and the Edmonton Journal.

They can be completed while the academic term is in session, or you may pursue them in the summer break between first and second year.

These unpaid positions often lead to other professional opportunities. Many of our MJs have launched their careers after gaining professional experience and making contacts through our Apprenticeships program.

Look for more information on the Apprenticeships website.

Read about the courses that will prepare you for this professional work.

Get support

As a Master of Journalism student, you are automatically eligible for a range of awards and scholarships.

You are also eligible to apply for special internal awards that can finance your capstone Master’s Research Project.

Whether you plan to do fieldwork in Canada or abroad, these generous awards can help make your journalism possible.

Share your work

You don’t have to wait until graduation to share your work with the world.

Carleton journalism students produce solid, professional work and we like to showcase it.

For decades, we have produced a bi-weekly local newspaper, Centretown News, which went online in 2008.

Our Capital News was one of the earliest online student publications in Canada, and is morphing continuously to keep ahead of industry trends.

Our works of video journalism featured on our current affairs show, The 25th Hour, are often broadcast locally. Our audio journalism workshop produces Midweek, which runs on the university radio station CKCU.

That’s not to mention the many stories our students do throughout the year for their courses that they repackage and sell to major media outlets.

Travel the world

Still Have Questions? View our Frequently Asked Questions Section for Answers 
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