MA in Media Studies

* Program details are pending approval, anticipated in October 2019. Current students: please use the graduate intranet for program information.

Complete your Master of Arts in Media Studies degree in one year

This one-year master’s degree in Media Studies cultivates critically engaged scholarship at the intersection of media, information, technology, and culture.

Access a broad range of disciplines and expertise

Drawing on Faculty expertise in media, information, and journalism studies, we provide students with the tools to understand, analyze, and intervene in our complex and constantly changing media environment. Students receive rigorous training in a range of research areas and methods, including critical political economy of media, information studies, cultural studies, social movements and social justice, quantitative studies of digital media, critical data studies, media history, and consumer and promotional culture.

Study what matters today

We believe in fostering a dynamic graduate education that links student experience to pressing contemporary issues, such as the rise of digital networks and surveillance capitalism, computational propaganda and governance, the digitalization of cities and the public sphere, data discrimination, information access and ethics, digital labour and exploitation, artificial intelligence, and emerging cultures of resistance.

Work closely with faculty and peers

Our master’s program provides the opportunity for students to develop independent research projects in close, one-on-one mentorship with a faculty member. Students participate in small seminar courses that foster collaborative learning and gain valuable experience working as teaching assistants in our undergraduate program in Media, Information & Technoculture.

Meet our Media Studies students