Communication and Social Justice


  • 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

Program Specific Admission Requirements

Deadline for Fall: January 15

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)

Two academic letters of reference

General admission requirements for all Graduate Programs

Scholarships and Funding

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