Master of Arts in Communication atSimon Fraser University , BurnabySchool of Communication


2 years (Full Time)

Course Level

PG Degree

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  • The School of Communication specializes in critical scholarship on urgent social and political problems affecting contemporary societies, locally and globally
  • The MA program provides training at a graduate level that will equip students with the skills and experience required to design and conduct original research in the field of Communication Studies
  • This program consists of coursework and the option to either complete two extended essays, a project, or a thesis for a minimum of 30 units


  • University Rankings
    • #301-400

      - ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2022

    • #328

      - QS 2023

    • #251-300

      - THE (Times Higher Education) 2023

    • #317

      - US News & World Report 2023

Fees & Expenses
1st year tuition fees
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & feesINR 3,80,123
Other expenses in 1st Year
Fees componentsAmount
Hostel & MealsINR 8,51,751
InsuranceINR 54,032
Books and suppliesINR 1,76,630
Supplementary feesINR 73,228
Health and Dental planINR 85,555
TotalINR 12,41,196

Calculated at the exchange rate of 1 CAD = INR 61.33


Tuition & expenses were last updated on 17ᵗʰ May 2023

Entry Requirements

QualificationEntry Criteria

No specific cutoff mentioned


CGPA - 8/10

  • Applicants must have a four-year bachelor’s degree in Communication or an equivalent degree in a social sciences or humanities program


Marks - 93/120

  • Minimum of 20 in each category


Marks - 65/90

  • With minimum 60 in all of their sections


Marks - 7/9

  • Minimum of 6.5 in each section

Conditional Offer


An applicant may be offered admission to a graduate program, conditional on the completion of certain requirements

Application Process

Step 1: Prepare documents for application

  • References from three persons (at least two of whom should be familiar with the applicant’s academic work)
  • Submit Resume or academic CV

Step 2: Additional documents required

  • Copies of all post-secondary transcripts
  • English language Proficiency score
  • Applicants must submit two samples of scholarly writing, research reports, or other material
  • A statement of interest (1500–2000 words). Please include:
    • Academic and personal background
    • Research objectives (research questions, potential research methods, scholarly and/or practical significance, and bibliographic references)
    • How your background and objectives fit with the school and potential research supervisors.
  • A concise abstract (up to 250 words) describing your research area, including 5 key words

Step 4: Application fees for this course

CAD 125 = INR 7.52 Thousand
Mode of payment: Credit card, Wire money transfer
  • Students can pay tuition fees in 4 installments
  • Scheduled payment dates are January 1, February 1, March 1, and April 

Step 5: Application deadline

Fall (Sep 2022): Jan 5, 2022

Important Dates

Sep , 2023

Course Commencement Date

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