Communication & Culture

Communication & Culture

Program focuses on the theory and practice of communication and culture.

Offered through a partnership between York and Ryerson, the program capitalizes on the facilities and resources shared by both universities. Unique in Ontario, this program combines academic and professional work. You’ll have the opportunity to examine the social, political, and economic dimensions of such issues as globalization, deregulation, privacy and security, convergence of communication industries, cross-cultural communications and new media.

Areas of research strength include: communication and cultural theory; cultural policy and law; cultural and media history; telecommunications policy and strategy; political economy of media; critical analysis of technology; and globalization.

Benefit from the real-world experience of professors from both universities in the fields of communications, the social sciences, humanities, media and fine arts.

Graduate with solid grounding in the practices, processes and technologies in contemporary communication and cultural production.

Degrees Offered


MA


Program Length (Full-time)

5 term(s)


Program Length (Part-time)

10-12 term(s)


Program Component(s)

  • Major research paper
  • OR Thesis
  • OR Project


Minimum Required GPA

B+


Fall Entry

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Deadline - Fall (All Applicants)

2022-03-15

English Proficiency Requirement

Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)600
Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)100
IELTS (Academic Module)7.5
YUELIAcademic Program Level 9 with Distinction
YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)Graduate with distinction
CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE ScoreC
Minimum CAE ScoreB
Duolingo125
PTE Academic76

PhD


Program Length (Full-time)

4 years year(s)


Program Length (Part-time)

18 term(s)


Program Component(s)

  • Qualifying examination(s)
  • AND Dissertation


Minimum Required GPA

B+


Fall Entry

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Deadline - Fall (All Applicants)

2022-03-15

English Proficiency Requirement

Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)600
Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)100
IELTS (Academic Module)7.5
YUELIAcademic Program Level 9 with Distinction
YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)Graduate with distinction
CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE ScoreC
Minimum CAE ScoreB
Duolingo125
PTE Academic76

Additional Admission Requirements

Number of Recommendation(s)

  • 3 recommendation(s)

Other Requirements

  • All applicants must submit a resumé or CV and sample of written work
  • MA: Statement of interest required
  • PhD: Statement of interest (or proposed plan of study) required

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