University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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Communication (MC)

University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty:Graduate Programs
Degree:Master; Co-op
Field of Study:Mass Communication/Media Studies
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $8,532


The Department of Communication offers a Master of Communication (MC) by coursework. Both teaching and research explore major issues related to new information and communication technologies in media and organizations at the national and international levels. The programs are offered on a full-time or on a part-time basis in French and in English. In accordance with the University of Ottawa regulation, students have a right to produce their work, their thesis, and to answer examination questions in French or in English. The Department of Communication, in collaboration with the University of Ottawa’s Co-op office, offers a co-op option to a limited number of students in the MC program. Students must request this option in their admission file. The co-op option provides the opportunity to acquire practical work experience by completing two one-session paid work placements.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    The requirements for admission to the MA program in Communication or to the Master of Communication program are as follows: an honours bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with a specialization or major in Communication or a related discipline or an honours bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in another discipline, with a minor in Communication and two or more years of relevant experience or an honours bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in another discipline, with three or more years of relevant experience; a minimum overall average of 70% (B), calculated in accordance with FGPS guidelines; All applicants must be able to understand, speak, and write proficiently either English or French. Candidates who do not fully meet the above requirements may be admitted upon successful completion of a maximum of five advanced undergraduate qualifying courses in Communication. The specific courses are determined by the Admissions Committee based on its evaluation of the candidate’s previous academic and professional experience relevant to Communication. Please be advised that given the high level of competition for admission into the Department of Communication's graduate program and the limited number of available spaces, a cgpa of 6.0 does not guarantee entry.
    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.0] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    Two letters of recommendation, letter of intents and official transcripts of all universities attended are required. Telephone interview might be required.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * 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 October 13, 2022