University of Windsor - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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Communication and Social Justice

University of Windsor - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty:Communication, Media and Film
Field of Study:Mass Communication/Media Studies
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $3,345
National: $3,464
International: $8,863

Costs represent base tuition per semester.


The Department of Communication, Media and Film at the University of Windsor offers the only MA program in Canada with a curricular focus on social justice. Established in 2002, this unique, student-centred program emphasizes both theoretical and practical issues in social justice, promotes innovative research practices and prepares graduates to better appraise the evolving social, cultural, political, and technological environment in which we live.

The MA Program offers students a distinctive opportunity to pursue their diverse scholarly interests in a vibrant, supportive atmosphere conducive to addressing issues of social justice in a variety of contexts. The program bridges two main scholarly approaches to the study of communication, media, and culture – political economy and critical cultural studies. It is designed to advance original and provocative interpretations of everyday communicative and symbolic environments; facilitate research on the definition, evolution, and transformation of rights and communicative practices, whether through policy, culture, and/or custom; and develop practices and strategies oriented toward social justice initiatives.


Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 267] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 109]
Application Notes : All applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in English to be considered for admission.
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
Successful applicants must have an Honours BA in Communication/Media Studies or a cognate field. Students with significant experience in social justice-related activities are also encouraged to apply. Students with such equivalent experience and lacking formal admission requirements may be admitted to the Master’s 1 qualifying year to complete courses prior to formal admission to the program.

Applicants are also required to submit a Curriculum Vitae or Resume, a sample of writing (10-15 pages), and a Statement of Purpose (approx. 500 words), and two academic letters of reference.

* 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 April 25, 2023