Ryerson University - School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M5B 2K3


Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Communication and Design
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Journalism
Description The Master of Journalism program offers advanced professional education in journalism as practised in all major media: newspapers, magazines, broadcasting and new media. Graduates will be well prepared for employment in news organizations across Canada and beyond, or as freelancers. Students receive a thorough grounding in advanced analytical and research skills and a sophisticated understanding of the complex and fundamentally important relationship between journalism and the society in which it is practised. The program emphasizes innovative approaches to journalistic practice, preparing graduates to adapt to and lead the new developments that will change the practices of journalism over the course of their careers. Optional coursesprovide opportunities to specialize in specific forms of journalism and in additional subject areas. Over all, the program's goal is to combine high standards of practice and informed critical reflection in order to produce better-educated journalists and better journalism. To be eligible for the Master of Journalism program students must have completed a four-year undergraduate degree with a minimum 'B' average in the final two years of study.
Website: Journalism at Ryerson University - School of Graduate Studies
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 73
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 90] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 105]

If you have not completed two or more years, full-time, at a Canadian university or a university at which English was the primary language of instruction, or have not completed a graduate degree at a university where English was the primary language of instruction, you will be required to provide certification of English language proficiency through one of the accepted examinations listed below. Scores are valid for two years from the test date. It is important to understand that meeting the minimum English proficiency requirements does not guarantee admission. Programs may set additional requirements to these minimum standards. For exemption from this requirement, applicants are required to provide an official statement from their institutions Registrar's office confirming the use of English as the Medium of Instruction for the duration of their study.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: July 27, 2018