Communications and Technology, M.A. | University of Alberta | Edmonton, Canada
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Communications and Technology

24 months
8874 CAD/year
4486 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.

Learning outcomes

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

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Other requirements

General 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

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  • International

    8874 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8874 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4486 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4486 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Edmonton

1201 - 1992 CAD /month
Living costs

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


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