Communication, M.A. | Carleton University | Ottawa, Canada
24 months
17317 CAD/year
6615 CAD/year
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The Communication MA course from Carleton University analyzes critical questions that shape our communication, media and information flow in today’s complex society.


Faculty and students grapple with the big questions of communication including those relating to communications policy, the economics of media and constructions of social identity. 

We offer tools for thinking about how to live in a complex world characterized by connections and misconnections, by institutions, laws and practices that determine how we use and interface with media, and by technologies that act as platforms for expressions of identities and as objects for policy.

At the Communication MA program from Carleton University we offer a range of courses organized around broad themes and theoretical traditions as well as subject-specific topics of contemporary interest. We also offer specializations in African Studies and Data Science

Career Opportunities

Both programs provide a gateway to a wide variety of career choices. Our alumni hold key positions in media industries, strategic communications, policy, regulation and public affairs, and with cultural agencies and NGOs. Many of our PhD graduates hold positions as university professors across Canada and internationally.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Civic Media
  • Persuasion
  • Communication, Technology, Society
  • Communication, Culture, Regulation
  • Communication and Racialization
  • Audiences, Consumption, Reception
  • History, Time, Memory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will need at least a BA (Honours) in communication, or a related discipline, with at least a B+ or equivalent. 
  • Applicants may need to take designated undergrad courses in Communication Studies. 

Tuition Fee

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    17317 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 17317 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    6615 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 6615 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Ottawa

1168 - 1925 CAD /month
Living costs

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