Join us at Carleton – the first Journalism School in Canada

A Carleton journalism degree is the passport to the front lines of today’s global communication revolution.

Make your mark in the world using skills and insights gained at Canada’s top training ground for journalists and other media professionals.

Launch your career

Our Journalism graduates have a rich tradition of success. From the anchor desk to the war zone, you can see Carleton J-School alumni every day — around the world and across all platforms.

CBC journalist and host Rosemary Barton, the Globe and Mail’s senior international writer Mark MacKinnon and The Walrus‘ managing editor Samia Madwar are just a few who got their start in our classrooms.

Learn by doing

Our school publications showcase the best emerging media talent in the country.

Students broadcast weekly radio and TV current affairs shows – run a digital news hub serving 50,000 people in downtown Ottawa – produce documentary films – and create multimedia projects that reach the world online.

They also hone skills and build resumes working for other print and radio campus media.

Learning by Doing in Real-World Labs
Earning a Degree, Seeing the World

See the world

A Journalism education at Carleton means opportunities for international exchanges and other experiences abroad through the program and the university.

Students can also do internships in Africa, Asia, and Latin America – many with our Centre for Media and Transitional Societies, in partnership with the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation and World University Service of Canada.

Two degree programs, many paths

Carleton offers both a Bachelor of Journalism and graduate-level Master of Journalism programs, expanding the media horizons for graduates.

Study “Journalism Plus"

The best journalists and storytellers live in a big room. That’s why we offer “Journalism Plus.” Our undergrads study journalism, plus they can pursue their passions in other areas.

From English to law, human rights to film studies, there’s a long list to choose from for a specialization or a minor. Some even opt for a combined honours degree – journalism plus another major.

Our MJ students can take a one- or two-year path to graduation depending on the level of media experience they bring to the program.

What does Carleton's J-School make possible?

Small workshops. That’s how we provide quality hands-on learning.

Big scholarships. That’s how our students can be rewarded for excellence.

Work placements. That’s how students make contacts and build careers.

Great faculty. That’s how we ensure our students learn from the best.

And where else can you ...

Land an interview with the Prime Minister of Canada while still in fourth year

Enrol in a course that puts you in the field on a Canadian military base

Spend time at the Supreme Court in the company of Justice Rosalie Abella

Win an award that funds your fieldwork in Nigeria