Admission Requirements

Master of Arts in Intercultural and International Communication

The admission requirements for the MA in Intercultural and International Communication program are changing. If you plan to start your program after September 2021, please contact one of the offices below for updated admission information:

For intakes starting before September 2021, the requirements below apply.

Standard Admission

  • Completion of a four-year (or comparable) undergraduate degree in a relevant field, with a minimum GPA of 'B+' (3.33/4.33), from a recognized post-secondary institution. 
  • A minimum of two years relevant work experience, preferably in a leadership capacity. This experience should have immersed the applicant in a multicultural, intercultural, or international setting and fostered a basic understanding of intercultural communication.

Flexible Admission

Applicants who do not meet the Standard Admission requirements will be considered for Flexible Admission and assessed as follows: 

  • All applicants must show evidence of having sufficient knowledge, skills and abilities to complete a demanding academic course of study at a master's level and have significant professional communication experience.
  • Applicants without a four-year (or comparable) undergraduate degree, but more than three years (90 credits) of relevant post-secondary education, should have at least five years of relevant work experience, preferably in a leadership capacity.
  • Applicants with 2-3 years (60-90 credits) of relevant post-secondary education should have at least seven years of relevant international/intercultural work experience in a leadership capacity.
  • Applicants with less than two years of relevant post-secondary education should have at least ten years of high-level, professional communication experience in a leadership capacity.

Additional Recommendations

  • Evidence of having sufficient knowledge, skills and abilities to complete a demanding academic course of study at a master's level.
  • Applicants may be requested to participate in an interview as part of a holistic adjudication process.
  • If English is not your primary language, please review our English Language Requirements.