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Admission to the Program

Admission to the program will be on a full-time basis only, starting in September of the academic year.

The M.A. in Communication and New Media will normally require an Honours Bachelor’s degree (four-year degree) in a Communication Studies and/or Multimedia program, or its equivalent. Applicants must also have a minimum grade point average of B+ (equivalent to a McMaster 9 GPA out of 12) in the last 10 one-term upper level courses as well as in the last 10 one-term courses they have taken that are relevant to studies in communication and digital media.

Students holding Honours Bachelor’s degrees (four-year degrees) from other disciplines including – but not limited to – linguistics, cultural studies, fine art and the social sciences may also be considered, if they can demonstrate sufficient training in Communication Studies and Multimedia in order to undertake studies at the graduate level.


English Language Requirements

For applicants who do not hold a post-secondary degree from a program whose language of instruction was English, you will be required to provide an official record of the Test of English as a Foreign Language. A TOEFL score of 600 on the paper-based test, 250 on the computerized test, and 100 on the Internet-based test is required. If you are submitting the IELTS test, a score of 7 is required.