Master's Degree Admissions

Master of Arts

Global Communication MA Double Degree

Two Graduate Degrees | SFU & CUC

The School of Communication has an international reputation for its critical scholarship on urgent social and political problems affecting contemporary societies, locally and globally. With rapidly changing communication systems, media and practices, we offer graduate students rigorous training in the critical foundation of communication theory, political economy, policy, the study of culture and media, and technology and data studies. Committed to social justice and innovative collaborations with NGOs, social movements, community groups, government, industry, cultural institutions, policy makers, artists and media producers, our programs offer graduate students the opportunity to work with faculty members who are leaders in the field. Our programs emphasize learning through direct engagement, whether through faculty-led projects, our media and soundscape laboratories, community collaborations, or participating in ongoing public seminars, public talks and annual conferences. Our graduates have gone on to successfully pursue careers in academia, government, NGOs, cultural institutions, communication industries and the media.

Students in this two year Global Communication MA Double Degree Program (GCMA) will acquire two graduate degrees. Graduates will receive a Master of Arts (MA) degree from Simon Fraser University, and a Master of Arts (MA) degree from the Communication University of China. The degree’s unique combination of core courses, elective courses, research papers and field placement experiences in both countries strike a balance between professional training and scholarly preparation for advanced doctoral studies.