Communication, M.A. | University of Ottawa | Ottawa, Canada
16 months
4912 CAD/year
4912 CAD/year
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Communication from University of Ottawa focuses on two fields of research:  media studies and organizational communication.  


Communication from University of Ottawa examines the content and the modes of operation of traditional and emerging media in their social, cultural, economic, political and regulatory contexts.

Students at Communication from University of Ottawa will develop the following skills:

  • Evaluate critically the theories, concepts and assumptions underlying media studies or organizational communication with particular attention to their chosen research interest.
  • Demonstrate an ability to identify and work with the varying epistemological traditions developed by French-speaking and English-speaking scholars in communication studies.
  • Contribute to the development of skills, theories, approaches, and materials for both academics and professionals.
  • Analyze data and communicate research results to diverse audiences, including scholars, policymakers, and professionals in communication studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Contemporary Communication Issues 
  • Social History Of Communication Technologies 
  • Communication Ethics 
  • Public Communication Campaigns: Theories And Applications 
  • Diversity In The Workplace: Communication Challenges 
  • Organizational Communication Theories 
  • Theories And Effects Of The Media 
  • Health Communication Theories 
  • Communication Management 
  • Virtual Work Teams 
  • Communication, Globalization And Change 
  • Government Communication 
  • Risk And Crisis Communication 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines


40 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • An honours bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with a specialization or major in Communication or a related discipline.
  • An honours bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in another discipline, with a minor in Communication and two or more years of relevant experience.
  • An honours bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in another discipline, with three or more years of relevant experience.
  • A minimum overall average of 70% (B), calculated in accordance with graduate studies guidelines.
  • All applicants must be able to understand, speak, and write proficiently either English or French. 
  • 2 Recommendation letters
  • Transcripts 
  • English Proficiency
  • Resume (must include chronological academic history)
  • Letter of intent  outlining your research interests and the reasons for applying for admission.  

Tuition Fee

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    4912 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 2456 CAD per semester during 16 months.
  • National

    4912 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2456 CAD per semester during 16 months.

Living costs for Ottawa

1168 - 1925 CAD /month
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