Carleton University

www.carleton.ca/npsia

Overview

NPSIA at Carleton University, Ottawa offers the only Master of Arts Degree Program in International Affairs in Canada. The School houses the Simon Reisman Chair in Trade Policy, an excellent Resource Centre, and several Research Centres that specialize in international studies. This premier graduate program has been offering an innovative, interdisciplinary graduate education since 1965.

Alumni are employed in the public services of Canada and other countries as well as in international organizations, high tech, the non-governmental organization community and the private sector.

APSIA Membership: Full APSIA Member School

Addresses

General

Norman Paterson School of International Affairs
Carleton University
1401 Dunton Tower
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6

  • (613) 520-6655
  • (613) 520-2889
  • email

Degree Requirements

Master of Arts in International Affairs (M.A.I.A.) - 2 years

  • 10 semester courses including policy and methods and cluster courses
  • Thesis or research essay (none for course work program)
  • Foreign language certification (reading comprehension)
  • An oral comprehensive examination on the thesis or research essay

Master of Arts in International Affairs and Bachelor of Laws (M.A./LL.B.) - 4 years

  • First Year: Normal LL.B. first year
  • Second Year: Normal M.A. first year (required course work to include a 0.5 credit course in international law)
  • Third Year: Normal LL.B. second year, including 0.5 credit course from the School of International Affairs for which credit will be given in both programs and spring/summer registration in M.A. research essay/thesis
  • Fourth Year: Normal LL.B. third year, including 0.5 credit course from the School of International Affairs for which credit will be given in both programs and spring/summer registration, conclusion and defence of M.A. research essay/thesis

Fields of Specialization

  • Functional Fields: International Trade Policy; Global Finance, Multinationals and the State; Conflict Analysis and Conflict Resolution; Human Security and Global Governance; International Dimensions of Development; National and Sub-National Aspects of Development.

  • Regional Fields include: Africa, Asia and Latin America.

    Joint Degrees

  • M.A/LL.B. with faculty of law at University of Ottawa

    Core Courses

  • Core Curriculum: Policy and Methods for International Affairs; Economic Development: Theory and Policy; Economics of Conflict; International Trade: Theory and Policy ; International Finance: Theory and Policy

  • Language Requirement: An ability to read a second major international language, or a language appropriate to a student's major research interest;

  • Thesis or Oral Examination (none for course work program)
  • Contact Cart

    Use this tool to solicit more information from multiple ASPIA Institutes at once.

    Add School Checkout