The way we communicate with each other is changing. We text, we stream, we swipe. We are anonymous, we worry about trolls, we wonder whether someone else is watching what we do online. We know they are.
Our MA program in Communication welcomes students from different academic backgrounds
Students take a range of courses organized around broad themes and theoretical traditions as well as subject-specific topics of contemporary interest. Students completing their graduate studies with us are ready to pursue a number of possible career paths. Our graduates work in a variety of different fields, from non-profit organizations, to government, to the media and cultural industries.
Our program is designed with flexibility in mind. Students can take a course-only MA degree or they can complement their courses with a Master’s Research Essay or Master’s Thesis. We are also proud of our MA graduates who have pursued their PhD studies at universities around the world.
Our PhD program offers advanced study in communication
We will help you prepare for future employment in academics as well as in specific professional fields, such as policymaking and in the creative industries.
Mentoring for Success
We deliver a high-quality educational experience through a range of courses which emphasize small class-sizes and close interfaces with faculty. We emphasize professional mentoring to assist students for future employment and we are pleased that a number of our doctoral students have secured faculty positions in universities in Canada and the United States.
Studying in Ottawa
Ottawa is a city that sits at the crossroads. It bridges two provinces, it works in two languages, it is a place where different cultures intermingle, and it is home to internationally recognized artistic and cultural institutions. As the seat of power and a centre for public life, Ottawa is also a place where ideas circulate, get taken up in debate, and are turned into law.
Window on the World
As a capital city what goes on in Ottawa is part of conversations taking place nationally and internationally. Through their teaching, research, and community engagement our faculty are important players in the marketplace of ideas.
Whatever your chosen direction we provide a rich intellectual experience. We are proud to prepare our students for a world in which communication is central to so many fields of knowledge. Join us!