For more than 20 years, we have offered one of the best Master of Journalism (MJ) programs in the country. The School of Journalism and Communication provides two points of entry into the MJ program – Year One or Year Two.

Most applicants will be admitted to Year One of the two-year program. The first year provides intensive foundational training in print, broadcast and online journalism, alongside courses on journalism law, journalism theory, professional practices and reporting methods. In the second year, students combine media- and/or subject-specific workshop courses with electives and specialized seminars designed to complement their capstone Master’s Research Project.

The second point of entry is for students with prior journalistic experience or credentials who will be admitted directly into Year Two. They will normally pursue the Journalism Studies completion option, or a path of coursework selected in consultation with the Supervisor of Graduate Studies, which will include a thesis or master’s research project, as appropriate.

In both cases, you will work with talented faculty whose professional reputations are unmatched in the country.

Master of Journalism students can now combine their Journalism degree with a specialization in African Studies.

Capital Advantage

Studying in the nation’s capital—the centre of political and public policy journalism as well as Canada’s leading high-tech community—provides you with a living laboratory in which to hone your reporting skills in international relations, business, government, politics, social affairs, arts & culture, information technology and science & research. The School also has a member of faculty who assists students in finding employment, and a number of media organizations visit campus each year to interview students for summer or permanent positions.

Research Highlights

  • Social & Multimedia Centre for Media in Transitional Societies
  • Political/financial/economic journalism
  • Science & health journalism

Contact Info:

Graduate Supervisor: Chris Dornan