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Please note: additional supervisors may be available. Contact the program for more information.
This graduate program offered by the Department of Communication, Media and Film invites students to pursue their academic interests in the critical study of communication and media. We offer a dynamic environment, a community of students from around the world, and a faculty dedicated to fostering a setting where students can reach their full academic potential.
We also offer interdisciplinary scholarship and rigorous theoretical and methodological grounding, and encourage students to develop unique programs of study that reach beyond the boundaries of traditional academic subjects.
Our approach is primarily qualitative, producing research with a tangible impact for diverse communities.
Academic careers; private sector: communication/media/film related companies, companies dependent on digital media, wifi services; public sector: non-profit organizations, government positions dependent on digital communication.
A master’s degree in communication and media studies will give you the pre-requisite for a PhD.
Students are required to prepare a thesis and successfully defend in an open oral defense.
Three core courses and three electives
Two years full-time; three years part-time; four years maximum
A supervisor is required, but is not required prior to the start of the program
A minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.
A completed four year baccalaureate degree in Communications Studies, Culture Studies or related field.
Two samples of written work.
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
For admission on September 1:
University of Calgary
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Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4