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    McMaster University, HAMILTON, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS AND FEES

    Hamilton, OntarioLocation
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    33147enrollment
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    Bachelor of Arts [B.A] (Communication Studies)

    4 years
    120 Credits
    full time
    English
    honours & on-campus

    $ 26,725 

    1st Year
    Fees

    International Student Tution


    Program Description

    • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies at McMaster University is a 4-year teaching program.
    • It is an honours degree program offered on a full-time basis.
    • Communication Studies at McMaster is an interdisciplinary program offered by the Faculty of Humanities.
    • It is an academic discipline program that encompasses many fields of study.
    • This program is offered by the University in two ways:
      • Honours Communication Studies (BA)
      • Combined Honours in Communication Studies and Another Subject (BA)
    • In this program, students examine core issues and learn about communication theories, which will give them the tools to make sense of the tangled web of media, culture, and language, in a world.
    • University also provides opportunities to take courses in different areas of communication studies such as cultural studies, performance studies, and mass communication.
    • Students have to successfully complete 120 credits.
    • Students will gain advanced knowledge of the nature, function, and evolution of communication, and will develop both practical and theoretical skills necessary to pursue careers in the field of communications.
    • The Faculty of Humanities at McMaster is home to 120 full-time faculty members which are spread across the academic and research-focused units. 
    • Students entering the programs will able to meet by a diverse group of professionals with global experiences and practical local knowledge.
    • Placements/Job opportunities after BA Communication Studies are Sound Engineer, Film Director, Public Relations Officer, etc.
    • The average salary goes up to 31,575 USD after completing this program.

    Program Highlights

    Degree Type OfferedBachelor
    Duration4 years
    Total Credits120
    Fees$ 109512 for 4 yearsor 120 Credits Program
    Delivery Typefull time
    Admission Intakefall (Deadline - Feb 1)
    Language ProficiencyTOEFL,IELTS,PTE
    Program URLhttp://academiccalendars.romcmaster.ca/preview_program.php?catoid=24&poid=14118

    Eligibility & Entry Requirement

    Academic Eligibility:

    Students should meet  the following requirements to apply for the program:

    • Students must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with acceptable standing.
    • They should have completed Grade 12 U and/or M courses to meet the minimum set by the specific program.
    • Students have 6 appropriate midterm/interim Grade 12 U and/or M grades.
    • At least 3 final Grade 12 U and/or M grades plus enrollment in the appropriate additional 3 Grade 12 U and/or M courses.
    • In some cases, Grade 11 marks may also be considered for admission.

    Indian Student Eligibility

    • Students must have 5 subjects of Class XII  including all mandatory prerequisites for the selected program.
    • The student's average is calculated on Grade XII Predicted grades.
    • Students are eligible to apply if they have the following documents: Class X board results, Class XI transcript, and Class XII predicted grades.

    Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.


    Required Document List

    Following are the required document:

    • Online application form and fees: Students have to fill the online form and submit the application fees. 
    • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work and/or volunteer experience.
    • Two Academic or Professional References: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
    • Personal Statement: It should include a brief overview of themselves, strengths and any work experience and/or education that students have.
    • Transcripts: Students have to submit transcripts from all universities/colleges attended, World Education Services Assessments, and English Language Proficiency test scores.
    • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
    • Documents that must be sent by letter mail or courier include SAT/ACT results, AP test results, IELTS, TOEFL, and other English language proficiency test results.

    Application Deadline

    Event End Date
    fall Feb 1, 2021

    Scores Required

    86 / 120

    Avg. Score in

    TOEFL

    6.5 / 9

    Avg. Score in

    IELTS

    60 / 90

    Avg. Score in

    PTE


    Fees & Funding

    Tution & Application Fees

    YearYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
    Tuition Fees$26725$26725$26725$26725
    Health insurance$174$174$174$174
    Other Fees$479$479$479$479
    Total Fees$27378$27378$27378$27378

    Living Costs

    HeadAvg Cost Per Year
    Room and Food (On-Campus)$ 9195
    Housing (Off-Campus)$ 4860

    Ranking

    Academy Ranking of World Universities

    Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020

    Ranked #151 / 200

    Social Studies [ International ]


    Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

    Name AmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
    (ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity ScholarshipsVariableYesFeb 19, 2021
    Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program$ 150YesN/A
    Jared J. Davis Grant$ 1000YesN/A
    Microsoft Tuition ScholarshipVariableYesN/A

    VISA & Work Study

    VISA

    • Students are required to get a Study Visa to study in Canada.
    • If students are traveling outside Canada will need either an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) or a Valid Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) to re-enter Canada.
    • The cost of the study visa is 112 USD and is valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days.
    • Students need a Social Insurance Number (SIN) to work in Canad and to get the SIN, students will need to bring a passport and study visa.
    • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
      • Application form and Study Plan
      • Valid Passport
      • Official Acceptance Letter
      • Financial Evidence

    Work Study

    Students need a work-Study visa to work in Canada. Full-time international students studying at a Canadian university may seek employment in Canada in 4 situations:

    • on-campus employment
    • co-ops employment
    • working off-campus
    • post-graduation work visa

    The McMaster Work Program gives students opportunities to work on campus during the fall/winter terms and over the summer.

    • First-year international students are not eligible for the fall/winter work program but can apply for the summer after their first year and every year beyond.
    • International students with a valid study visa are eligible to participate in McMaster’s work programs.
    • Students can work Part-time at a maximum of 10 hours per week in the fall and winter terms.
    • Students can work Full-time of 35 hours per week and part-time over the summer.

    Career and Placement after Course

    The career opportunities are:

    • Sound Engineer
    • Film Director
    • Public Relations Officer
    • Sound Mixer and Sound Recorder
    • Special Correspondent
    • TV Correspondent
    • Producer
    • Radio Jockey/ RJ


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