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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
October 26, 2014

Canadian Excellence

Communication Studies (MA)

Program Website

Dr. Greig de Peuter, Program Coordinator
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The Communication Studies Department at Wilfrid Laurier University hosts a vibrant, interdisciplinary faculty that will allow students to engage with an array of different subject areas and topics. The Department's faculty have training and research interests in areas such as communication studies, media studies, visual communication, political science, English, cultural studies, comparative theory, visual culture, sociology and anthropology.† The result is a lively intellectual community open to new ideas and approaches, providing students with a broad perspective on the political, social, cultural, historical and aesthetic dimensions of communication studies.† Many of us teach or have research connections with other departments in the university, allowing students the opportunity to branch out into areas beyond communication studies.

Program Details

Duration of Program
12 months
Program Options
courses with MRP
courses with thesis

Visual communication and culture; Media, technology and culture

For more information on the program requirements

Entrance Requirements

†Minimum Standing
a four-year Honours bachelorís degree, or equivalent

Application Deadline

Start Date
Application Due
September January 15 for first consideration; applications will be accepted until the program is full.


Eligible students admitted to study on a full-time basis for each year of study are given a competitive funding package.

Guaranteed minimum financial support: $13,000

Such support may be made up of:

  • teaching assistantships,
  • internal and/or external scholarship awards,
  • research assistantships,
  • conference travel funding.

Major award holders (OGS, CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) are eligible for the Dean's Scholarship, valued at up to $7,500.

Consult the academic program for further details.


Tuition is charged each term. Miscellaneous fees may be charged where applicable.