M.A. On Campus


Simon Fraser University

24 months
3892 CAD/year
3892 CAD/year
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The School of Communication specializes in critical scholarship on urgent social and political problems affecting contemporary societies, locally and globally. The Communication program is offered at The Simon Fraser University.


The Communication MA program from Simon Fraser University, provides training at a graduate level that will equip students with the skills and experience required to design and conduct original research in the field of Communication Studies.


The expectation is that students will develop the competency to use established theoretical and methodological frameworks to design a project and analyze the research findings and/or theoretical issues, meeting the rigour and standards of academic research. 

In addition, students are expected to be able to effectively communicate and explain their research in essays and in academic forums like seminars and graduate conferences.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Design and Methodology in Communication Research
  • Contemporary Approaches in Communication Studies
  • History of Communication Theory
  • Seminar in Advanced Communication Theory
  • MA Project

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

  • a bachelor’s degree from SFU or its equivalent from a recognized institution
  • a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.33 scale, or 3.33 on a 4.33 scale (B+) based on the last 60 credits of undergraduate courses. All graduate work is also considered.
  • submitted evidence, usually references from qualified referees, of the applicant’s ability to undertake advanced studies in the area of interest.
  • proof of English Language proficiency
  • In exceptional circumstances, a student may be admitted with lower formal qualifications when there is significant experience relevant to the proposed area of scholarship.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3892 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1946 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    3892 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1946 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Burnaby

1600 - 2700 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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