International Affairs, M.A. | Carleton University | Ottawa, Canada
12 months
22281 CAD/year
8255 CAD/year
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A leader in its field, the International Affairs MA program from Carleton University has an international reputation for providing the interdisciplinary training necessary to understand international issues and policy in a complex global environment. 


Our expertise includes: conflict resolution and security, terrorism and intelligence, international trade and finance, international governance and development. NPSIA from Carleton University is the only Canadian full member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs, which is committed to preparing students for the global workplace of the 21st century.

Capital Advantage

In international affairs, capital cities are where the action is. NPSIA’s location in Ottawa gives the School a direct window on Canada’s role in international affairs, while allowing us to engage with the international policy community. Students at the International Affairs MA program from Carleton University benefit from having direct access to officials from government departments, business and non-governmental organizations based in Canada’s capital city. Career opportunities are just down the road, and are facilitated by our extensive internship and co-operative education programs.

Career Opportunities

NPSIA graduates have a remarkable record of success finding employment in the international affairs field, including positions in international organizations (such as the Council of Europe, the World Bank, the World Trade Organization and the United Nations), in government departments (Global Affairs, Agriculture, National Defence, Environment, Public Safety and the Privy Council) and in the private and not-for-profit sector. Several master’s students have gone on to doctoral work in top university programs globally, while recent doctoral graduates have gone into government and academic posts.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Development Policy
  • Project Operations in a Developing Country Context
  • Food Security and Rural Development
  • Theories of Development and Underdevelopment
  • Economic Development Policy and Planning
  • International Aspects of Economic Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
B+ (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A four-year bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, with a minimum GPA of B+; a full year standard course in introductory economics (microeconomics and macroeconomics) or equivalent. 
  • The MA/Juris Doctor degree also requires separate admission into the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22281 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 22281 CAD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8255 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8255 CAD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Ottawa

1168 - 1925 CAD /month
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