Canadian Studies, M.A. | Carleton University | Ottawa, Canada
24 months
17317 CAD/year
6615 CAD/year
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The School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies offers one of the oldest and most comprehensive master’s programs in Canadian Studies. The Canadian Studies MA course offered at Carleton University takes a critical look at Canadian political, cultural and social life in a rapidly changing pluralistic society.


Capital Advantage

Situated in the heart of Canada’s capital city, the School offers unmatched practicum opportunities and partnerships with national organizations, museums, archives, government departments and other international and non-governmental organizations. As well, numerous adjunct professors teach and/or mentor our students through internships and research projects. Unique career opportunities can follow.

Canadian Studies MA course at Carleton University Research Highlights

  • Canadian cultural studies and cultural policy
  • Canadian women’s and gender studies
  • Indigenous studies and the North
  • Heritage conservation

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Conceptualizing Canada
  • Interdisciplinary Methods
  • Selected Topics in Canadian Studies
  • Indigenous Peoples, Canada and the North
  • Indigenous Politics and Resurgence in Canada
  • Critical Perspectives on Canadian Feminism

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An honours bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in one of the disciplines represented in the school with an average of B+ or higher. 
  • Special consideration may be given to applicants interested in the Indigenous Studies and the North research area who have extensive knowledge of the North or Indigenous peoples.

Tuition Fee

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    17317 CAD/year
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  • National

    6615 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 6615 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Ottawa

1168 - 1925 CAD /month
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