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Program Requirements

Ph.D. Ethics and Public Affairs (10.0 credits)

Ph.D. Ethics and Public Affairs (10.0 credits)
1.  3.0 credits in:3.0
EPAF 5500 [0.5]
Practicum
EPAF 6000 [0.5]
Ethical Concerns in Public Affairs
EPAF 6100 [1.0]
Public Reason I
EPAF 6200 [1.0]
Public Reason II
2. Proficiency in a social science research methodology, as evidenced by successful completion of an approved graduate-level methods course (0.5 credit) either at Carleton University or another university. (May be satisfied on or after admission).
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
EPAF 6600 [0.5]
Theory Examination
EPAF 6700 [0.5]
Area Examination
4.  1.0 credit in approved electives at the graduate level (which may include a methods course)1.0
5. Public defence of a written dissertation proposal, preceded by its formal acceptance by the supervisory committee
6. Submission and successful defence of a thesis proposal
7.  5.0 credits in:5.0
EPAF 6909 [5.0]
Ph.D. Thesis
8. Public defence of the dissertation
9. Presentation of research findings to a professional audience
Total Credits10.0

Graduate Diploma in Ethics and Public Affairs (3.0 credits)

Requirements:
1.  2.5 credits in:2.5
EPAF 5000 [0.5]
Topics in Ethics and Public Affairs
EPAF 6100 [1.0]
Public Reason I
EPAF 6200 [1.0]
Public Reason II
2.  0.5 credit in electives from:0.5
EPAF 5100 [0.5]
Supervised Research Tutorial
EPAF 5200 [0.5]
Ethics in Organizations
EPAF 5300 [0.5]
Values-based Deliberation
EPAF 5500 [0.5]
Practicum
- or another course approved by the Program Director.
Total Credits3.0

Regulations

See the General Regulations section of this Calendar.

Admission

The typical requirement for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Public Affairs is an average of A- or above in honours or graduate courses, with evidence of proficiency in both (a) analytical ethics or political philosophy, and (b) social science or interdisciplinary studies including social science.

Admission

Admission to the Ph.D. Ethics and Public Affairs requires one of:

  • A master’s degree in a relevant field and an A average in relevant honours or graduate courses both in (a) analytical ethics or political philosophy and in (b) social science or interdisciplinary studies; or
  •  A master’s degree in a relevant field, and successful performance in an EPAF graduate diploma program with an A average.