M.A. On Campus

Communication Studies

Wilfrid Laurier University

13 months
13770 CAD/year
5246 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Our Master of Arts (MA) in Communication Studies program from Wilfrid Laurier University seeks students with open minds to explore new approaches to media, communication, and culture in a challenging, rewarding, and supportive environment.


The Communication Studies program at Wilfrid Laurier University is animated by interdisciplinary faculty with expertise in areas such as alternative media, cultural and creative industries, digital cultures, global media, health communication, media history, mobilities, popular music, social media, visual communication, and beyond.

The Communication Studies MA program offers a Co-operative Education option. Co-op students have the unique opportunity to obtain paid employment and professional communication experience in non-profit organizations, the public sector, community groups, and organizations in creative industries. 


The graduates have gone on to work in education, public relations and communications. Examples of jobs held by our graduates include:

  • health marketing communications specialist
  • social content strategist
  • product content copywriter
  • communication and education manager
  • marketing and communications coordinator

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Seminar in Communication Studies
  • Communication Studies Research Methods
  • Network Cultures
  • Critical Theory
  • Global Cultures: Hybrids, Homogeneities and Flows
  • Risk, Media and Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 13 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications will be considered until the program is full. 


5 alternative credits

5 credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies (honours) degree or equivalent.
  • Minimum B+ in your undergraduate major program of study and a B+ overall for your last two years of study.
  • Applications are reviewed by the graduate program committee, which considers all prior university grades, a statement of research interests, a writing sample and letters of reference.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    13770 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6885 CAD per semester during 13 months.
  • National

    5246 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2623 CAD per semester during 13 months.

Tuition per term

Living costs for Waterloo

810 - 1447 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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