Communications and Technology

University of Alberta

M.A. Blended
24 months
7212 CAD/year
7212 CAD/year
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The MA in Communications and Technology (MACT) at the University of Alberta offers a theoretical, historical and practical examination of communications in the era of the Internet, social media and the mobile device. 


The degree is designed for working professionals who manage communications issues and practices in technology-enabled organizations. This graduate degree can be completed in a minimum of two years.

The Master of Arts in Communications and Technology is offered by University of Alberta, one of Canada’s premier research universities and has attracted communication professionals from the world’s leading organizations, including the United Nations, the Government of Canada, and Microsoft Corporation. Our students and graduates reside and work across Canada, the United States  and around the world. Communication is examined across all contexts in the program: interpersonal, small group, public speaking, organizational, mass, and intercultural. The competencies to be achieved by graduates include the following: 
  • Theory and its application to practice 
  • Knowledge and its use in problem solving 
  • Critical thinking as the foundation for leadership skills 
  • Research as the basis for innovation 

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Applied Research in Communications and Technology 
  • Human Communication 
  • Social Impact of Digital Communications 
  • Organizational Communications 
  • Contemporary Issues in Communications and Technology 
  • Strategic Communications in a Digital World 
  • Knowledge Management and Communications Technologies 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Minimum requirements

  • four-year degree from a recognized university 
  • grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (or equivalent) on a 4-point scale 
  • three current and application-specific letters of reference  
  • letter of intent which should state your academic or professional area of specialization, specify how completion of the program would support your professional practice, and identify a provisional topic for the final applied research project 
  • where applicable, demonstrated English Language Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7212 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7212 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    7212 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7212 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Communications and Technology
University of Alberta


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