Science Communication (M.S.Com or G.Dip)

Science Communication (M.S.Com or G.Dip)

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: March 1
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: CA$100
Intakes: 0
International tuition: CA$22,930
Domestic tuition: CA$5,871

Program overview

Build the theoretical foundations and practical experiences needed for a meaningful career in science communication. Students enrolled in the Masters of Science Communication will conduct original research and write a major paper to complete the program. Also students are required to complete an 8 week internship at an organization involved in communicating science.

Study options

This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
Master's Degree in Science Communication: Completion time: September to August, including work placement and Major Research Paper Graduate Diploma: Completion time: September to June, including work placement Suitable candidates for the Master’s in Science Communication and Graduate Diploma must have a minimum of 70% GPA from a 4-year Honours B.Sc. BAS, or B.Eng. Candidates will also be considered if they have obtained degrees in a relevant discipline such as psychology, science and society programs, anthropology or other university programs from which they have gained a demonstrated ability to understand scientific knowledge and to analyze scientific issues. Application process: Step 1. Create an account through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre. This application portal will allow you to send transcripts from your previous institutions directly to Laurentian University. Step2. You will receive an email from Laurentian’s Office of Admissions directing you to the Mylaurentian Portal . Credentials required to log in to the MyLaurentian Portal will only be provided upon successful completion of the OUAC application. Step 3. You are required to upload the following documents to the MyLaurentian portal. Documents: Official Academic Transcript(s) from all post secondary studies Personal statement of interest. Evidence of science background Evidence of communication ability. Curriculum Vitae/Resume. Step 4. The Admissions Committee will review all applications on file and make a decision regarding the suitability of each applicant. Step 5: If approved for admission, the Office of Admissions will send the student an Offer of Admission via MyLaurentian.

Career opportunities

The knowledge and skills gained in the program prepare students for a growing number of careers in science communication. Graduates can expect to find employment with government agencies, NGOs, science centres, museums, zoos and aquariums, academic institutions, leading research centres, media production companies, and wherever communicating complex scientific ideas and information is needed.