Professional Communication (MPC)
Part of the Faculty of Communication and Design
- Completion of a four-year bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution
- Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.00/4.33 (B or equivalent) in the last two years of study
- Two academic letters of recommendation
- Statement of interest
- Portfolio including two examples of written communication
This vibrant program addresses the growing need for formally qualifi ed specialists to plan, implement and oversee communications at organizational and global levels, whether in government, health care, corporations or not-for-profit organizations.
Our program challenges students to critically and creatively explore visual design, media relations, risk-crisis communication, advanced speaking and presentation technologies. Students will gain advanced research skills through the completion of an original written or creative major research project
This course allows students to participate in organizational placements, which relate to their research interests and may provide primary data for their major research project.
The CCK provides students with opportunities to plan and create communication strategies and products for internal and external researchers.
Apply to work as a Research Assistant or Grad Teaching Assistant. Program funding is awarded to top candidates.
“The MPC synthesizes theoretical and practical learning, which was exactly what I was looking for — I didn’t find it anywhere else in Canada. The internship allowed me to explore my skills and interests in a real-life professional environment, while my major research paper was a great addition to my portfolio. This gave me a competitive edge over other job candidates.”