Master of Arts in Communications and Technology

Admission Requirements

Admission to the MACT program is a competitive process which results in up to 25 new students admitted once a year. As with other graduate programs within the University of Alberta, the process requires an admissions committee to review all completed applications. Minimum requirements must be met in order for your application to be reviewed.   

 Minimum requirements

  • four-year degree from a recognized university 
  • grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (or equivalent) on a 4-point scale 
  • at least three years of relevant professional experience 
  •  three current and application-specific letters of reference  
  • letter of intent which should state your academic or professional area of specialization, specify how completion of the program would support your professional practice, and identify a provisional topic for the final applied research project 
  •  where applicable, demonstrated English Language Proficiency

Upgrading your GPA

Admission grade point average (GPA) is calculated on the most recent 60 graded university credits (or equivalent). If you feel that your GPA is below the required 3.0 on the 4-point scale, taking some university credit courses may increase your admission GPA. Courses taken for upgrading purposes that become part of the admission GPA calculation can not later be used for transfer credit if admitted to the MACT. If you have questions about your grade point average, contact us.