The PhD in Communication provides students with advanced training in media and cultural analysis. Communication academics pursue a range of different inquiries at the crossroads of humanities and social science research. Our faculty members are scholars, artists, and media-makers who have extensive experience in graduate supervision and who have published award-winning books and articles in internationally leading journals, as well as producing innovative projects in time-based media and other non-textual formats. You will study areas as varied as game studies, representations of gender and race, digital media, feminist media studies, and research-creation. You will have the opportunity to work on a variety of research projects and benefit from Montreal’s fertile media arts environment.
COMS 805 - Research Workshop (3 credits)
COMS 822 - Advanced Seminar in Research Methods I (3 credits)
COMS 823 - Advanced Seminar in Research Methods II (3 credits)
COMS 841 - Cultural Industries (3 credits)
COMS 842 - Media Reception (3 credits)
COMS 843 - Communication Policy (3 credits)
COMS 844 - Uses of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) (3 credits)
COMS 851 - Speech Communication (3 credits)
COMS 853 - Discourse and Representation (3 credits)
COMS 854 - Discourse within Social Formations (3 credits)
COMS 861 - Organizational Culture (3 credits)
COMS 864 - Communication and Change in Organizations (3 credits)
COMS 873 - Identities and Cultural Exchange (3 credits)
COMS 874 - Globalization of Communication (3 credits)
COMS 875 - Technology and Organization (3 credits)
COMS 876 - Media Technology as Practice (3 credits)
COMS 877 - International Communication and Development (3 credits)
COMS 878 - Communication, Conflict and Peace (3 credits)
COMS 879 - Human-Computer Interactions (3 credits)
COMS 880 - Communication Networks and Organization (3 credits)
COMS 882 - Communication, Democracy and Power (3 credits)
COMS 883 - History and Historiography of Media and Culture (3 credits)
COMS 884 - Cultural Theory in Communication Studies (3 credits)
COMS 885 - Popular Culture (3 credits)
COMS 886 - Alternative Media (3 credits)
COMS 887 - Strategies and Styles in Communication (3 credits)
COMS 888 - Discourses of the Body (3 credits)
COMS 889 - Theories of Organizational Communication (3 credits)
COMS 891 - Communication Technologies and Society (3 credits)
COMS 892 - Epistemology and Methodology of Media Creation (3 credits)
COMS 893 - Advanced Seminar in Special Topics in the PhD in Communication (3 credits)
A thoroughly articulated research project outline.
Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.
Language Requirements. Applicants should have a level of competence that would allow them to read technical material and follow lectures and discussions in English. Students may participate in discussions, write reports, examinations and theses in English or French, as they choose.
International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.
Late applications: Priority will be given to applications submitted on time. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.
Tuition & funding
The tuition fees of the program may differ depending on your student status. To estimate the cost of your education at Concordia, go through five (5) easy steps.
Competitive funding packages in the form of awards, teaching and research assistantships are offered at the time of admission to most students to allow them to focus on their research and studies. Students are automatically considered for all entrance graduate awards when they apply to Concordia, provided they meet eligibility criteria. No separate application is required.