Communication and Social Justice, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
The Department of Communication, Media and Film (CMF) offers students the opportunity to develop the conceptual and critical skills necessary to interpret our media saturated world and the significant changes engendered by rapidly developing communication technologies.


The students are also engaged as producers, as “meaning-makers,” through an array of “hands-on” courses that allow students to produce their own stories about their experiences and communities in a variety of media formats using industry standard equipment and software. In fact, Communication, Media and Film at the University of Windsor is one of the few programs in Canada that combines a social sciences, theory-based format with digital media production.

As students in Communication, Media and Film, you are at the centre of exploring some of the most dynamic changes in the media environment and the cultural, social, economic and political implications of technological developments and innovations. We encourage you to browse our website to learn more about our courses, our state-of-the- art production facilities, paths of study, internships, alumni profiles and career tracks.

Programme Structure

  • Students must complete five courses, three of which must be 40-500, 40-501, and 40-502. They must also prepare a major paper which may evolve from one of the courses. The presentation of the major paper defense will be open to all faculty and students. Students completing a thesis must take four courses, three of which must be 40-500, 40-501, and 40-502.The thesis option is available only with faculty recommendation. (Courses taken in other programs may be counted for credit with the prior permission of the Graduate Coordinator )

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Applicants should submit a portfolio consisting of :
  • a completed application form;
  • a personal profile in accordance with the format prescribed by the Program;
  • a C.V.;
  • an official transcript of grades attained in undergraduate courses;
  • two letters of reference; and
  • a sample of writing from undergraduate courses. Normally, successful applicants will have an Honours B.A. in Communication or a cognate discipline; however, students lacking this formal requirement but having equivalent qualifications (for example, significant experience with a social justice agency or having engaged for a significant time in social justice related activities) are also encouraged to apply. Students lacking formal admission requirements may be required to enroll in a make-up year.

Tuition Fee

  • National Applies to you

    3515 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3515 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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