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MCMASTER UNIVERSITY, HAMILTON, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Hamilton, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1887Established Year
  33147Enrollment

Bachelor of Arts [B.A] (Communication Studies)

 4 years
 120 Credits
 full time
  English
 honours & on campus

$ 24,277 

1st Year
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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 (B.A.)
    • Combined Honours in Communication Studies and Another Subject (B.A.)
  • 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 Offered Bachelor
Duration4 years
Total Credits120
Fees$ 97,180 for 4 years or 120 Credits Program
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Feb 01)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,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/PTE or 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

Fall
Feb 01


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 fee$23080$23080$23080$23080
Others$1215$1215$1215$1215
Total$24295$24295$24295$24295

Cost per year is based on 30 units, and includes the cost of tuition and mandatory supplementary fees.

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and food (on-campus)$ 9,195
Housing (off-campus)$ 4,860

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
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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

Full-time international students studying at a Canadian university may seek employment in Canada in four 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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