York University - Graduate Studies

Communication and Culture

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Program Information

School:York University - Graduate Studies
Faculty:Graduate Studies
Degree:Doctorate
Field of Study:Mass Communication/Media Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Description:Program focuses on the theory and practice of communication and culture. Offered through a partnership between York and Ryerson, the program capitalizes on the facilities and resources shared by both universities. Unique in Ontario, this program combines academic and professional work. You’ll have the opportunity to examine the social, political, and economic dimensions of such issues as globalization, deregulation, privacy and security, convergence of communication industries, cross-cultural communications and new media.

Areas of research strength include: communication and cultural theory; cultural policy and law; cultural and media history; telecommunications policy and strategy; political economy of media; critical analysis of technology; and globalization. Benefit from the real-world experience of professors from both universities in the fields of communications, the social sciences, humanities, media and fine arts.
URL:Communication and Culture at York University - Graduate Studies
Cost per year:*
National: $3,709

Cost per year is for the 2017-2018 academic year and includes tuition and supplementary fees.
Scholarships:1

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Admission to the PhD program requires demonstrated capacity to undertake advanced study in communication and culture, normally through completion of the MA in communication and/or cultural studies or in a related academic or professional field [or equivalent], with a high level of accomplishment [normally a minimum of "B+" average or equivalent].

* 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 November 17, 2017