Strong journalism requires strong thinkers. Join Canada’s only MA program in Journalism Studies and contribute to improving the future of Canadian journalism. Masters students in the Department of Journalism conduct cutting-edge research, investigate new forms of storytelling, create in-depth journalism and train to be the next generation of journalism professors.
Admission Requirements. The normal requirement for admission into the MA is an undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.00 on a 4.30 scale. A journalism degree and experience in journalism or a media-related field is considered a strong asset. Applicants should understand that admission is contingent on a sound undergraduate academic record, strong letters of reference, and a convincing statement of purpose which clearly describes their academic interest in the program and intended area of research. In addition, admission is contingent on the availability of an appropriate faculty member in the Journalism Department to serve as supervisor. Applicants who lack certain prerequisite courses may be required to take a qualifying program of up to 12 undergraduate credits in addition to the regular graduate program. For the qualifying program a minimum grade point average of 3.00 (B average) is required.
Proficiency in English. Applicants whose first language is other than English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language by writing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) and scoring a minimum of 90 with a minimum of 20 on the written test.
Curriculum vitae (CV) including a summary of any work experience (paid or voluntary) that is relevant to your application.
A Letter of Intent (five double-spaced pages) providing: a brief overview of your university studies and what courses, professors, or scholarly work and theorists were the most influential and/or most challenging; a brief description of the type of research you would like to undertake; a list of courses in our program which are of particular interest to you and professors you feel might support your research interests.
Academic Assessment Forms with Reference Letters attached. Three completed forms and letters (with at least two from academic sources) are required. The two-page form is available online here. Referees need to return the form and letter to the address shown on the form.
Proof of Canadian Citizenship (if applicable). A legible photocopy of one of the following documents must be provided: Canadian birth certificate; Canadian citizenship card (both sides); or Permanent Resident card (both sides). International applicants must visit the following link for more information: http://supportservices.concordia.ca/iso/immigration/ *If you cannot attach your proof of citizenship, permanent resident status or refugee status, mail a photocopy to the Graduate Admissions Application Centre.
Optional items may include:
sample(s) of writing or research (10 pages maximum)
Priority will be given to those who apply within the official deadlines listed above. Some programs may continue to accept applications after these deadlines. For more information, please contact the department.
Research areas of Journalism faculty members include journalism history, media law and ethics, political economy of media, literary journalism, issues of race, gender and ethnicity, news geography, health journalism, science journalism, and media representations of diversity.
To be considered for admission, it is essential that your application is complete and that all documents reach us by February 1st.
How to Apply
For informations about the admission requirements, please visit the How to Apply page.