University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Communication (MA)

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Program Information

School:University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Faculty:Graduate Programs
Degree:Master
Field of Study:Mass Communication/Media Studies
Description:The Department of Communication offers a Master of Arts (MA) in Communication with thesis or with research paper as well as a Master of Communication (MC) by coursework. The program focuses on five fields of specialization: media studies; organizational communication; health communication; identity and diversity in communication; government communication. Both teaching and research explore major issues related to new information and communication technologies in media and organizations at the national and international levels.

The programs are offered on a full-time or on a part-time basis in French and in English. In accordance with the University of Ottawa regulation, students have a right to produce their work, their thesis, and to answer examination questions in French or in English.
URL:Communication (MA) at University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Thesis Based:Yes

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    The requirements for admission to the MA program in Communication or to the Master of Communication program are as follows: an honours bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with a specialization or major in Communication or a related discipline or an honours bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in another discipline, with a minor in Communication and two or more years of relevant experience or an honours bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in another discipline, with three or more years of relevant experience; a minimum overall average of 70% (B), calculated in accordance with FGPS guidelines; All applicants must be able to understand, speak, and write proficiently either English or French. Candidates who do not fully meet the above requirements may be admitted upon successful completion of a maximum of five advanced undergraduate qualifying courses in Communication. The specific courses are determined by the Admissions Committee based on its evaluation of the candidate’s previous academic and professional experience relevant to Communication. Please be advised that given the high level of competition for admission into the Department of Communication's graduate program and the limited number of available spaces, a CGPA of 6.0 does not guarantee entry.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.0] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    Two letters of reference, letter of intent and official transcripts of all universities attended are required. Telephone interview might be required.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 17, 2018