MJ Application Deadline:  February 1 for Fall term admission (September admission only).

If you are recommended for admission you will be automatically considered for scholarships and teaching assistantships: there is no separate application.

Below is a brief description of the documents required to apply. For more information on the application process, please visit: https://graduate.carleton.ca/apply-online/

What you need in order to apply:

  1. Two confidential Referee Appraisal Forms.* These are generated electronically in your Carleton360 application. 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. Professional journalists applying for advanced standing may list professional references.
  2. One Statement of Intent outlining your interests and objectives in the MJ program. The statement should discuss who you are, why you wish to become a journalist, what you hope to achieve in our program, and what you hope to do with a Master of Journalism degree.
  3. One Resumé/Curriculum Vitae.
  4. One set of Writing Samples — ideally works of journalism. Your samples should display your skills as a writer, researcher or thinker. The samples should consist of newspaper and magazine clippings, and newsletters (all of these are to be uploaded online – maximum of three). Please indicate whether your sample has been published or broadcast and include details of the airdate where appropriate. If you are uploading essays from your undergraduate degree, select those that, in your view, represent your best work.
  5. One copy of Academic Transcripts/Audits 
  6. One copy of your TOEFL/IELTS/CAEL/English proficiency test score* is required if your native language (usually International Applicants) is not English.

If you encounter difficulties, please contact the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs at graduate.studies@carleton.ca or at 613-520-2525 (Room 512, Tory Bldg).

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