Journalism, Master | Carleton University | Ottawa, Canada
12 months
18463 CAD/year
6657 CAD/year
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For more than 20 years, the Journalism MJ program has been offered at Carleton University. During this program, you will work with talented faculty whose professional reputations are unmatched in the country. 


The School of Journalism and Communication from Carleton University provides two points of entry into the MJ program – Year One or Year Two.

Year One Entry

Most applicants will be admitted to Year One of the two-year program. The first year provides intensive foundational training in print, broadcast and online journalism, alongside courses on journalism law, journalism theory, professional practices and reporting methods. In the second year, students combine media- and/or subject-specific workshop courses with electives and specialized seminars designed to complement their capstone Master’s Research Project.

Year Two Entry

The second point of entry is for students with prior journalistic experience or credentials who will be admitted directly into Year Two. They will normally pursue the Journalism Studies completion option, or a path of coursework selected in consultation with the Supervisor of Graduate Studies, which will include a thesis or master’s research project, as appropriate.

Career Opportunities

Alumni are working in news media and allied occupations around the world. They are reporters, editors, producers, columnists, international correspondents and documentary makers. They work for digital publications, broadcast networks, newspapers, magazines, independent production companies, and social media platforms. They are information entrepreneurs and communication strategists, navigating the volatile and changing media environment for a range of agencies and companies. Many have gone on to teaching careers in journalism and new media programs at universities and colleges.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Journalism and Society
  • Advanced Journalism: Multimedia
  • Advanced Journalism: Audio
  • Advanced Journalism: Video
  • Reporting
  • Broadcast Journalism Laboratory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Year One Applicants: A four-year bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with a B+ or better in the honours subject and B- or better overall. 
  • Year Two Applicants: Have one of the following: A BJ (Honours) or equivalent; a degree in another discipline from a recognized university plus at least five years of professional journalism experience; or substantial professional journalism experience of a high standard.

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Ottawa

1168 - 1925 CAD /month
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