Graduate Programs

University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication

As a friendly reminder, the deadlines for graduate programs at University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) are quickly approaching:

  • PhD program – January 1, 2018
  • Master's program – February 1, 2018

The SOJC is committed to recruiting high-quality students. Our world-class programs feature:

  • More than 100 years of excellence
  • Highly regarded faculty
  • Full funding for 4 years for PhD students

Faculty research specialties include, but are not limited to:

  • Political Communication
  • Journalism Studies
  • International and Intercultural Communication
  • Science, Environmental, and Health Communication
  • Critical and Cultural Studies
  • Strategic Communication
  • Media History, Ethics, and Policy
  • Digital Technologies and Emerging Media
  • Visual Communication

For more information, visit our website or contact

McMaster University

The MA Program in Communication and New Media at McMaster University is now accepting applications for September 2018 admission. This interdisciplinary program offers students the opportunity to gain experience in independent communication studies research and/or multimedia design at the graduate level, while developing advanced knowledge in communication theories and methodologies, and cultivating their interest in one or more subspecialties such as discourse analysis, gender and technology, performance studies, audio and video art, international communication, audience studies, computer-mediated methodologies, and youth and new media.

To learn more about the program, please come to our information session on November 30, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre, Main Floor, L.R. Wilson Hall (campus map available at: Speakers will include alumni Marie Nash, Communications and Events Manager at the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, and Sebastian Dobosz, Research Communications Officer at St. Joseph’s Healthcare. Current students and faculty members will also be available to provide information and answer questions. For more information, please visit Applications are due January 22, 2018.

University of Calgary

The Graduate Program in Communication and Media Studies in the Department of Communication, Media and Film at the University of Calgary is now accepting applications from prospective MA and PhD students for Sept. 2018. The application deadline is Jan. 15, 2018.

The Graduate Program in Communication and Media Studies offers students opportunities to pursue their research interests in such fields as critical media studies, policy and surveillance, feminist media studies, media history, and film and visual culture, among others.

This year we are also offering a special recruitment opportunity in Food Marketing, Policy and Children’s Health for an MA or PhD student to work with CRC Dr. Charlene Elliott. This position comes with a special Communication & Health funding package of up to $30,000 for a PhD and $24,000 for a MA student in Year 1.

For more information about this funding opportunity and about our programs more generally please see the attached posters and visit or contact us at

Media Studies @ Western University

The Faculty of Information & Media Studies at Western University provides critical, contemporary Media Studies programs at the Masters and PhD level. Our students are encouraged to critically examine the industries that produce information, news, and entertainment; the cultures associated with them; and the technologies through which they are distributed and stored. The two-year Master of Arts and four-year PhD programs support a diverse range of approaches and modalities of inquiry.

Media Studies is housed in the Faculty of Information & Media Studies, which is comprised of more than 40 full-time faculty members and 20 non-academic staff. Our researchers work in fields as diverse as media and social justice, popular music and sound studies, cultural industries, screen cultures and media technologies, consumer and promotional cultures, and political economy. Our facilities include a new 41,000 square foot building with a dedicated Graduate Library, teaching labs, state-of-the-art television and radio studios, as well as ample office and research space for graduate students.   

Western University is a globally recognized institution of higher learning, committed to the highest standards of teaching and research. Recognized as one of Canada’s most beautiful university campuses, Western is located in London, Canada, a vibrant and welcoming community of more than 380,000 people.

A limited number of spaces are available for competitive applicants in our Media Studies programs. Applicants must provide transcripts from each of their post-secondary institutions, a sample of academic writing, a personal statement of objectives and/or a program of study, and two academic reference letters. Generous funding packages are available for both our Masters and PhD students. Application deadline: January 15, 2018 (PhD) February 1, 2018 (Masters)

Additional information can be found here:

University of Southern California

USC School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) Graduate Information Session in San Francisco. As the only media school that teaches all the major disciplines of the Cinematic Arts, SCA offers a uniquely interdisciplinary learning experience. Our students take classes across seven divisions that cover the breadth of film, television and interactive media. They are exposed to the latest technological advances and storytelling techniques of the industry and have the opportunity to network with some of the most successful practitioners in the industry. Students will learn more about the school, programs and admissions process for the six M.A. and M.F.A. programs offered in the following divisions: Animation & Digital Arts, Cinema & Media Studies, Film & Television Production, Interactive Media, Peter Stark Producing, and Writing for Screen & Television. Any students who may be interested in a graduate program at the USC School of Cinematic Arts may learn more or RSVP online.

York University

MA and PhD in Cinema and Media Studies - York University
Applications are invited to the MA and PhD programs in Cinema and Media Studies (CMS) at York University. Cinema and Media Studies at York University offers students a comprehensive and rigorous immersion in the study of the moving image in all its forms, both historical and contemporary. Building on York’s longstanding commitment to deliver innovative and interdisciplinary post-graduate training, the program offers a curriculum that encourages rich and dynamic synergies between creative and scholarly research with a unique focus on social justice, diversity, equity and sustainability. For more information, visit

CORO Fellowship Program

The CORO Fellows Program is a highly selective, nine-month, full-time, graduate-level program that prepares early career professionals for effective and ethical leadership to serve the common good. Fellows gain real job experience on project assignments in five organizations and in a variety of sectors – government, business, labor, political campaigns, and non-profit organizations. Utilizing these urban experiences as a classroom, CORO Fellows gain hands-on experience to better understand complex public issues, organizations, and people. In weekly seminars, the 12 Fellows develop high-level skills in self-awareness, group dynamics, critical thinking and decision-making. Fellows also benefit from a national alumni network of over 10,000 whose members include influential leaders from all sectors. Visit or email for more information.

University of Westminster

The Centre for Social Media Research in the Communication and Media Research Institute is offering a master's program in Social Media, Culture & Society. Students will have the opportunity to study social media in many contexts, such as societal, political, regulatory, industrial, and cultural. Studies are addressed through qualitative and theoretical research in combination with practice-based and creative approaches that use digital and social media for studying these media implications for culture and society. The program is both full-time (one year) and part-time (two years). For information, visit: part-time full-time

Southern Illinois University

The College of Mass Communication and Media Arts (MCMA) at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale offers four interdisciplinary college-wide degrees: the PhD in Mass Communication and Media Arts; the MFA in Media Arts; the MA in Media Theory and Research; and the MS in Professional Media and Media Management Studies (a.k.a. PMMM). For information, visit

University of Helsinki

The University of Helsinki is offering a master's degree program in Media and Global Communications (MGC). MGC is a full-time, two-year program with explicit theoretical emphasis. The degree requirements are based on lecture courses. Our teachers are renowned international and Finnish lecturers. As the student of the program, you will develop advanced knowledge of the current and emerging trends within the field, and analyze their impact on the political, economic, social and cultural spheres in the context of globalization. The MGC program will prepare you for academic research and a wide range of media careers. Apply for one of the most popular international master's degree programs of the University of Helsinki.

Please read and carefully follow the instructions on the application process, including the country specific requirements, by the University Admissions Finland.

Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema

The Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema is located at Steiner Studios in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Feirstein is the only public graduate school in the nation seamlessly integrated into a working film lot and the first public graduate school of cinema in New York City. Degrees offered include an M.A. in Cinema Studies and M.F.A. in Cinema Arts, with course emphasis on producing, directing, screenwriting, cinematography, and post-production. An additional program in Digital Arts will open in Fall 2016.

Concordia University, Montreal

Concordia University, Montreal's MA in Journalism Studies is aimed at students interested in acquiring the theoretical foundation and methodological skills necessary to conduct Computational Media Design (CMD) Graduate Program scholarly research in the field of journalism studies. Unique in Canada, it is a research-oriented program, designed with two kinds of student in mind: those interested in the scholarly study of journalism and wish to produce scholarly work, perhaps with the intention of continuing on to doctoral study; and mid-career journalists interested in familiarizing themselves with the scholarly literature in this field and in pursuing a specific research project.

Ryerson University

The Master of Professional Communication (MPC) is a full-time, one-year intensive program that combines academic rigor and professional skill development through a combination of coursework, an internship, and a Master’s Research Paper. The MPC program is suited for current communication professionals who are looking to expand their skill set and gain credentials, current practitioners and professionals who wish to take on more of their organization’s communication responsibility, and recent university graduates who want to develop their professional communication skill set.

Simon Fraiser University

The School of Communication at Simon Fraser University invites applications to their MA & PhD programs.The programs offer exciting opportunities for pursuing communication research. Simon Fraser University, based in Vancouver and Burnaby, BC, provides a thriving intellectual environment and community. Graduate students are engaged in critical, cutting-edge research in fields including media and culture, politics and political economy, science, technology and society, and global communication. The School's dynamism is reflected in its newest program, the Global Communication Double MA Degree, offered in partnership with the Communication University of China. Students in this two-year program earn two graduate degrees, spending one year at SFU in Vancouver, and one year at CUC in Beijing.

Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo

The Department of Communication Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University's M.A. program combines advanced training in core perspectives in communication studies with critical engagement in contemporary research themes. Their interdisciplinary faculty members are established and emerging researchers in their areas of specialization, conducting research on topics such as mobile and social media, visual communication, media history, Internet studies, transnationalism, cultural policy, alternative media, and creative industries.