O que eu aprenderei?

The School of Communication approaches the study of communication using theoretical and methodological frameworks that are informed by the Social Sciences and Humanities. In both the M.A. and Ph.D. programs graduate students design research projects that examine case studies, theoretical issues or practices using a Communication framework, analyzing the political, economic and cultural implications for society at local and global levels.

Program Requirements

This program consists of course work, comprehensive exams, a thesis proposal, and a thesis for a minimum of 37 units. The Graduate Program Committee may require additional courses depending on the applicant's background and thesis project. The courses are normally completed before completing the comprehensive exams.

Students must complete

CMNS 801 - Design and Methodology in Communication Research (5)

and two of

CMNS 800 - Contemporary Approaches in Communication Studies (5)
CMNS 802 - History of Communication Theory (5)
CMNS 804 - Seminar in Advanced Communication Theory (5)

and one graduate course in CMNS

and one graduate elective 5 unit course

and a comprehensive exam

CMNS 895 - Comprehensive Examination (6)

and a thesis

CMNS 899 - PhD Thesis (6)

Program Length

Students are expected to complete the program in 18 terms.

De qual departamento farei parte?

Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology

Opções de estudo

Período integral (18 termos)

CAN $1,946.94 per term
Data de início

Esperado Setembro 2021


Simon Fraser University

Burnaby campus,

8888 University Drive,


British Columbia (BC),

V5A 1S6, Canada

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Estados Unidos

Other English Language Requirements accepted: A minimum TOEFL score of 580 (paper-based).

Para estudantes internacionais

Admission requirements will normally include a Master's of Arts degree in Communication or an equivalent degree. Qualified applicants will be accepted only if the School of Communication's Graduate Program Committee (GPC) can identify faculty members from the School who have the capacity and required expertise to be senior supervisors for the applicants in question.

Applicants normally will be required to achieve a minimum score of 7.0 on the International English Language Test System (IELTS - the academic NOT the general test) with a minimum of 6.5 in each section. The Test of English as a Foreign Language(TOEFL) may be used as an equivalent test provided a score of 93 or better is achieved with a minimum of 20 in each section (TOEFL-internet based exam), or TOEFL 580 and the Test of Written English(TWE) 5.0 (paper-based).

Os requisitos para o IELTS podem variar de acordo com o curso que você escolher.