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Admission Requirements

Preparing your application to graduate studies at York University and/or other interested universities requires research and planning. Some students start preparing their plan for graduate studies as early as two years before they submit their application. Consider the following information below to help guide you through a successful application process.

Graduates of a recognized university with an honours degree or related academic discipline or professional field four-year degree in social sciences, humanities, fine arts, or a related applied program (such as media production or communication technology), with a least a B+ average in the final two years of study, will be considered for admission as candidates for the MA degree.

Applicants will be expected to provide evidence of a high level of achievement in writing, research, or cultural production and of commitment to advanced work in communication and culture. Students whose first language is not English must have a minimum TOEFL score of 600 or equivalent. For further information regarding English Language Proficiency requirements please visit the Communication & Culture Admissions Website.

Admission to the PhD program requires demonstrated capacity to undertake advanced study in communication and culture, normally through completion of the MA in communication and/or cultural studies or in a related academic or professional field (or equivalent), with a high level of accomplishment (normally a minimum of B+ average or equivalent).

Students whose first language is not English must have a minimum TOEFL score of 600 or equivalent. For further information regarding English Language Proficiency requirements please visit the Communication & Culture Admissions Website.

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The York & Ryerson Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture at York is an exciting environment to pursue innovative, socially engaging, career-ready education. Contact our Graduate Program Assistant to learn more.