Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

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Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Faculty:School of Journalism and Communication
Field of Study:Communication and Media Studies, Other
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $6,381
National: $6,381


Building on the essential research and critical thinking skills learned at the master's level, our PhD graduates form the next generation of communication scholars as well as holding senior positions in government and cultural agencies. Doctoral students have access to faculty who are leading experts in their field with specialties including cultural policy, new social media, environmental communication, global media industries, diversity in the media and promotional culture, among other subjects.


Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
The normal requirement for admission into the doctoral program is a master's degree (or the equivalent) in communication or a cognate field such as journalism studies, with an overall average of B+ or better.

Applicants who have deficiencies in certain areas may be admitted to the Ph.D. Program, but will normally be required to complete additional course work.

* 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 September 01, 2022