Communications and Technology

Communications and Technology

Why study this program?

The multidisciplinary Master of Arts in Communications and Technology (MACT) offers a theoretical, historical, and practical examination of communications. The degree is designed for individuals who seek to provide reflective and informed leadership in the management and use of information and communications technologies in their organizations and fields. These fields include education and training, information technology, marketing, mass media, new media production, program design and development, public affairs, and writing and publishing. Coursework covers small-group and organizational communication; the theory, history, and practice of information and communications technologies; and the research skills associated with analyzing and evaluating these technologies, particularly as they are managed and used in the workplace. The MACT program may be completed through either a course-based or thesis-based route.

Entrance Requirements

The Faculty’s minimum admission requirements are an undergraduate degree with an admission GPA of at least 3.0 on the 4-point scale from the University of Alberta, or an equivalent qualification and standing from a recognized institution. The admission GPA will be calculated on the last 60 units of graded coursework completed, or on the equivalent of the last two years of full-time graded coursework.

It is preferred that applicants have at least three years of relevant professional experience.

Where applicable, applicants must provide proof of English Language Proficiency (refer to English Language Requirement ). Any of the following is acceptable:

  • TOEFL - minimum total score of 100 with a score of at least 21 on each of the individual skill areas (Internet-based), or equivalent;
  • An equivalent score on an English Language Proficiency test approved by the Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies.

Applicants are also required to submit the following:

  • A current CV;
  • three letters of reference;
  • a letter of interest which states the applicant’s academic or professional area of specialization, specifies how completion of the program would support the applicant’s professional practice, and identifies a provisional topic for the final applied research project.

Up to 25 students are admitted each year to begin their studies in May.



Delivery Mode:
On Campus

Program Type:
Course Based, Thesis Based

Degree Level:

Program Requirements

Master’s Programs


Graduate courses can be found in Course Listings, under the subject heading Communications and Technology (COMM).

Tuition and Fees
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Scholarships and Financial Support

The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research administers over $29 million each year in scholarships, awards, and financial support for graduate students, as well as financial and loan advising. Additional scholarships are also available for specific faculties and programs.

Program-specific inquiries

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General inquiries

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Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR)
Killam Centre for Advanced Studies
2-29 Triffo Hall
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2E1