Communication and Social Justice (MA)

University of Windsor, Canada
Communication and Social Justice (MA)
Next enrollment cycle January 2024 See all cycles
First Year Fee KES 2,110,877
Course Accredited By OUCQA
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

Entry Requirements

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.

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