Many of our MJ students come to Carleton because they know it can be a stepping-stone to international journalism.
It starts on campus, with the access you’ll have to the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, the Sprott School of Business, the Kroeger College of Public Affairs, and other specialized Carleton schools and programs.
You can also pursue an MJ with a Specialization in African Studies. Check the Graduate Calendar for details.
Every year, some of our students win fellowships to do journalistic work abroad. While in the field, they usually produce their Master’s Research Project – the major piece of journalism that is a graduation requirement.
Perhaps most exciting of all, our journalism school houses the Centre for Media and Transitional Societies. It runs an internship program in partnership with the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI) and World University Service of Canada (WUSC). The program places students across Africa, as well as parts of Asia and Latin America.
The Centre grew from an innovative partnership with the National University of Rwanda. It was part of an effort to rebuild the news media sector in a country devastated by the 1994 genocide. Over the years, hundreds of our students have worked and studied in Africa through this initiative.