Admission

Network Technology (Master's)

Students entering the NET program will have an undergraduate degree in Network Technology, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Engineering, or a closely-related discipline.


Note to International Applicants: Due to high demand with limited capacity, only international applicants who have an undergraduate degree in a related field with a GPA of 90% or higher will be considered for admission. All other minimum application requirements must also be met.

Digital Media (Master's)

Students entering the DM program will have an undergraduate degree in one of the related three primary disciplines of Technology (e.g. Computer Science/Engineering and Information Technology), Content (e.g. Arts and Humanities), and People (e.g. Psychology, Communication and Business). We will also consider applicants who have gained intermediate undergraduate level computer programming skills through relevant professional experience. Other applicants will need to take a set of additional courses that fulfills this requirement (stipulated on a case-by-case basis).


Note to International Applicants: Due to high demand with limited capacity, only international applicants who have the support of a Carleton faculty member willing to supervise them will be considered for admission. All other minimum application requirements must also be met.

Digital Media (PhD)

Applicants to this program will normally hold a Master’s degree in one of the three related disciplines (Technology, Content, and People) but demonstrate the ability to work in multi-disciplinary groups and have some general technology (digital media) background.


Note to International Applicants: Due to high demand with limited capacity, only international applicants who have the support of a Carleton faculty member willing to supervise them will be considered for admission. All other minimum application requirements must also be met.

Applications & Deadlines

Details about how to apply are available here: graduate.carleton.ca/apply-online

You can access an online application at this website: graduate.carleton.ca/applynow

All applicants must submit their completed application by March 1, in order to be eligible for funding.

Required Documents

You need to provide the following documents:

You can access an online application at this website: graduate.carleton.ca/applynow

  • Two letters of reference (three for PhD)
  • A one-page Statement of Intent (outlining your proposed area of research and background)
  • A Preference Form
  • Current CV/Resumé
  • A copy of transcripts from all post-secondary institutions you have attended
  • A portfolio of your digital media projects (optional / Digital Media program only)
  • If applicable, a copy of your English-language test results

Official documents (transcripts, test scores) will be required if you are accepted into our program

Language Requirements

For admission into Carleton’s graduate programs, you will need to demonstrate that your knowledge and use of English are strong enough for graduate studies at an English-language university. For a listing of our minimum English-language requirements, please visit our website at: graduate.carleton.ca/international

Financial Assistance

Generous funding is available in the form of teaching/research assistantships and scholarships based on academic excellence. We encourage students to apply for awards such as: The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Scholarships. Applicants who apply after March 1 may still be considered for funding, only if available. For additional information on scholarships visit: graduate.carleton.ca/financial-assistance