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Communication and Social Justice (MA)

University of Windsor, Canada


Next enrollment cycle

January 2024

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First Year Course Fee

USD 12,418

Course Accredited By


  • 2 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree

This is a Research based Program.

The MA Program offers students a distinctive opportunity to pursue their diverse scholarly interests in a vibrant, supportive atmosphere conducive to addressing issues of social justice in a variety of contexts.

The program bridges two main scholarly approaches to the study of communication, media, and culture – political economy and critical cultural studies.
It is designed to advance original and provocative interpretations of everyday communicative and symbolic environments; facilitate research on the definition, evolution, and transformation of rights and communicative practices, whether through policy, culture, and/or custom; and develop practices and strategies oriented toward social justice initiatives.
Topics of Interest

  • Ownership and control of media, information technology and globalization
  • Communication networks, new media, alternative media, and social justice movements
  • Cultural production, consumption, identity, politics and practices of “representation” (class, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, etc.), and popular culture
  • Commodification of information, culture and communication

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2024
  • May 2024
  • September 2024

Program Specific Admission Requirements

  • Deadline for Fall: January 15
  • 4 Year honours degree in a related field
  • Minimum TOEFL: IBT-100
  • Minimum IELTS: 7.0

Additional Requirements

  • Statement of purpose (approx. 500 words)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume
  • Writing sample (10-15 pages)
  • academic letters of reference
  • Students must complete five courses, three of which must be CASJ-8500, CASJ-8501, and CASJ-8502
  •  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 CASJ-8500, CASJ-8501, and CASJ-8502.  
  • 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.
  • Program Type: Graduate
  • Major or Degree: Master of Arts
  • Course Load: Full Time
  • Fee Category: Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Term: Fall
  • Residence: Alumni Hall - Single in a 2 Bedroom Suite
  • Meal Plan: Full Meal Plan - moderate off campus flexibility.
  • Estimated Total $ 10749.36
  • Base Tuition $ 2393.10 Assessed each term


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