Building on the essential research and critical thinking skills learned at the master’s level, our PhD graduates form the next generation of communication scholars as well as holding senior positions in government and cultural agencies. Doctoral students have access to faculty who are leading experts in their field with specialties including cultural policy, new social media, environmental communication, global media industries, diversity in the media and promotional culture, among other subjects.

A collaborative Specialization in Political Economy is also available.

Capital Advantage

We are uniquely positioned in the nation’s capital to give you ready access to key national cultural institutions such as the Museum of Civilization or the Canadian War Museum, to policy players such as the CRTC or the Canadian Association of Internet Providers, to the political communications arena including members of Parliament, the federal public service, and a large NGO community. Every media and cultural industry has an office in Ottawa.

Fields of Specialization

  • History of Communication
  • Political Economy of Communication
  • Socio-cultural Analysis of Communication

Research Highlights

  • Social Media
  • Cultural Policy
  • Political Economy
  • Identity

Program Information

Length: 5 years

Entry Terms:

Fall Application Deadline: February 1

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Pathway Options: Thesis

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