Global Communication MA Double Degree

the experience

one YEAR IN VANCOUVER | ONE YEAR IN BEIJING 
TWO MASTERS DEGREEs

The Global Communication MA Double Degree Program at Simon Fraser University offers students an exceptional environment to learn about, and tackle, the most pressing issues in global communication. 

Upon completion of year 1 in Vancouver, and year 2 in Beijing, students receive a Master of Arts (MA) from Simon Fraser University, and a Master of Arts (MA) from the Communication University of China.  

Key Program Benefits

  • 2 MA Degrees in 2 Years
  • Small Class Size, Cohort Experience
  • 98% Completion Rate
  • Work Experience through Field Placements
  • One-on-one mentorship from experts in global communication
  • Classroom and English language support from a dedicated program TA
  • Mandarin Language Training
  • Graduates are eligible to apply for a 2 year Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) in Canada

Big World, Small Class Size, Individualized Learning

The program features a cohort of just 20 students who move through the program as a group.  Our students hail from every corner of the planet, and our curriculum emphasizes cooperative learning. 

Students complete individual projects under the one-on-one guidance of established experts in global communication.  Our faculty conduct research in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and of course, North America.  The program’s language of instruction is English, but we also work in French, Chinese, Arabic, Spanish, German, and many other languages. 

A Winning Balance of Theory and Practical Experience

Our combination of course work, individual guided study, and field placements strikes a balance between professional training and scholarly preparation. 

Participants gain work experience through field placements in both Vancouver and Beijing, and are also eligible to apply for paid work-study and teaching support positions at SFU.

Through the program, student develop intellectual competencies key to building solid foundations in the two host countries, and they develop networks and relationships that they carry with them into their professional life.   

Global Communication MA Double Degree Info Session

Attend this free interactive information webinar to ask questions, and learn about:

  • Program highlights
  • The application process
  • Student visa applications
  • Work opportunities on campus
  • Scholarships

Contact us

To find out more about the program, or get help with admissions, please contact the Program Manager, Dora Lau.

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Dora Lau

Program Manager
(Global Communication MA Double Degree)

T: 778-782-9697
E: cmnscuc@sfu.ca
Room: HCC3574

Katherine Reilly

Associate Professor | GCMA Program Director

T: 778-782-8845
E: kreilly@sfu.ca
Room: K9682