Program Description:

Whether your goal is to cover the news, shape public policy, promote worthy causes or generate buzz about the Next Big Thing, a Carleton journalism education is the perfect path to any career in truth-seeking, change-making or storytelling.

Bachelor of Journalism

Canada’s first Journalism school is still doing what it has always done best – delivering Journalism Plus in our four-year honours degree program.

Get hands-on professional training plus academic depth, from the classroom to the workplace. Earn a Combined Honours degree by studying Journalism plus another discipline – everything from English to Law, Psychology to Human Rights. Or pursue your passion for science communication by taking Journalism plus science courses for a Concentration in Health Sciences.

Master of Journalism

If you are new to journalism, we’ll teach you how to research, interview and write, produce audio and video journalism, and master digital skills that will make you stand out in a competitive industry.

If you’re a mid-career professional, you may qualify to enter right into second year with advanced standing. We’ll tailor your program to give you the deeper perspective you seek. You can elevate your existing skills, enrich your subject knowledge, and acquire a more considered understanding of today’s media.

Admissions Criteria:

Bachelor of Journalism

No portfolio required. English 4U plus next five best grades. GPA 85% approximately.

Current Ontario high school students
Obtain your Personal Access Information (login information) from your guidance office then apply: Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC).

Ontario high school graduates/other Canadian high school students
Apply online: Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC).

International students
See Carleton University’s Admissions website.

Master of Journalism

This program is for you if you have a degree in another discipline, a Bachelor of Journalism degree (and normally some professional experience), or a career as a professional journalist.

Eligibility information and application instructions

Program Contact Information:

Bachelor of Journalism

Sarah Tannahill Henriquez, Undergraduate Administrator (Temporary)

Master of Journalism

Jena Lynde-Smith, Graduate Administrator

School Website

Faculty/Instructor Listing

Student Publications

Capital Current: our digital publication covering Ottawa communities

Midweek: our weekly current affairs radio show broadcast live on CKCU-FM

25th Hour: our video magazine showcasing mini-docs telling community stories

Catalyst: featuring science and medical health stories