Tuition & funding
The MA in Media Studies will deepen your command of contemporary media culture, history and theory. Emerging technologies and media platforms affect the way that we perceive the world and our place in it. As producers and consumers of different forms of media, we are actively participating in an environment that gives agency to certain individuals and groups over others. Now more than ever, we need academic researchers and creators to examine the social, political and cultural dimensions of various forms of media. The program takes an interdisciplinary approach that combines elements of the humanities, liberal arts, social sciences and fine arts. Our students benefit from an active research culture led by a multitude of faculty research initiatives and creations, and pursue their own interest on topics such as video games, feminist media and Indigenous art.
Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.
Please see the Communication Studies Courses page for course descriptions.
credits chosen from one of the following options:
Media Studies MA Thesis (Option I)
Media Studies MA Courses (Option II)
Media Studies MA Research-Creation Thesis (Option III)
credits of Required Courses:
• COMS 600 Communication Theory (3.00) • COMS 605 Media Research Methods I (3.00) • COMS 610 Media Studies Seminar (3.00) • COMS 694 Thesis/Research-Creation Thesis Proposal (3.00)
• COMS 695 Thesis (21.00)
• COMS 600 Communication Theory (3.00) • COMS 605 Media Research Methods I (3.00) • COMS 610 Media Studies Seminar (3.00)
• COMS 697 Research-Creation Thesis (21.00)
• COMS 698 Major Research Paper (15.00)
Priority will be given to complete applications submitted by the deadline. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.
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.
Tuition and fees of the program may depend on your student status, among other key factors. Estimate these costs based on the most common situations.
Funding packages are generally available for students in thesis-based programs. They come 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. Research and thesis-based students are automatically considered for all entrance graduate awards when they apply to Concordia, provided they meet eligibility criteria. No separate application is required.
The Quebec and Canadian governments offer a number of competitive graduate scholarships. We encourage you to apply for these awards at the same time you are preparing your application.
Get up to $9,251 in special funding for master's programs. Learn more
Join a diverse body of young scholars and professionals working to expand their personal qualifications with an intensive and hands-on introduction to the field of communication.
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