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Intercultural Communication

Master of Arts in Intercultural and International Communication

In our increasingly diversified and globalized world, our Master's in Intercultural and International Communication program (MAIIC) will equip you to lead communication processes and systems in public, non-profit and NGO, and international organizations, as well as within the private sector.

Graduates of our MAIIC program will learn to communicate effectively in complex circumstances making use of diverse media and communication genres, and engaging different audiences across multiple cultural settings. 

MAIIC Program and Courses

Delivered in two formats; as an 18-month on-campus program and as a two-year blended model incorporating online learning with an on-campus residency, the MAIIC program offers a unique opportunity to confront matters of social change through an intercultural and communications lens.


The blended format of this program attracts senior working professionals keen to gain a masters degree while continuing in their professions. The cohort reflects a diversity of sectors, expertise, and interests (health, education, government, media, development, sport, natural resources, and advocacy).

On Campus

Generally attracting a diverse and highly international cohort of young global leaders and junior professionals, this on-campus program follows an intensive schedule ensuring students can achieve their masters, gain valuable work or research experience in Canada or abroad, and advance their careers in a timely manner. 


  • Intercultural Theory and Practice
  • Communication for Development and Social Change 
  • Organizational Communication and Culture
  • Research in Communication Studies 
  • Global Communication 
  • Global Politics and International Relations 
  • Media Relations in a Global Context
  • Public Affairs and Advocacy 
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Contemporary Issues in Communication
  • Strategic Communication Management
  • Public Culture
  • Sustainable Tourism Management
  • Communication for Health and Well Being
  • Sport for Society
  • Social Marketing

Program Options

The MAIIC program features an intercultural field study experience as well as international research, exchange, and internship opportunities to ensure the application of your learning in both intercultural and international contexts.

  • Experiential – choose to do an internship or exchange to enhance your practical skills
  • Research  – choose to do a research project on a topic of choice for in-depth inquiry 
  • Academic – choose two additional elective courses to enhance your breadth of knowledge

Learning outcomes

The MAIIC graduate program prepares you to be a critical, creative, ethical, global communications leader. Ideal for self-starters, late-stagers, and independent thinkers, this program reflects the university’s strategy of applied learning and progressive problem solving. The program is delivered by an international, research-active team of experts having a wide range of industry experiences. You will become a member of a networked learning community of academics and practitioners during the residency on campus as well as within the online learning environment. 

  • Respond to the demand for strategic and independent-thinking communication professionals 
  • Develop your skills and knowledge in the arena of global communication 
  • Develop personally, professionally, and academically 
  • Help your organization thrive in a rapidly changing global environment
  • Problem solve global communication issues within live case scenarios


  • Insight and Knowledge – develop your practical and theoretical understanding of intercultural and international communication in applied settings through an advanced and challenging curriculum
  • Practical Skills – gain transferable personal and intellectual skills, as well as core strategic communication skills, required by professionals in the developing global communication industry.
  • Connections – link to an excellent network of communication professionals and mentors with a multi-national cohort and an alumni base built up over more than a decade

To learn more visit the MA in Intercultural and International Communication program page or contact us!