Communication (MC)

Admission requirements
  • Be registered full-time in the Master of Communication program (by coursework)
  • Have an admission average of (B+ or 75%) and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 7.0 (B+ or 75%) in courses taken at the University of Ottawa
  • Start the program in the fall term (this is necessary due to CO-OP placement cycles)

CO-OP programs have limited enrolment. Meeting the admission criteria does not guarantee you a place. Admission is based on your CGPA. We admit those with the highest CGPA first.

Work/Study sequences

Sequence 1 - all students follow this sequence

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
1StudyStudyWork 1
2Work 2Study-

CO-OP fees

As a CO-OP student, you also pay CO-OP fees (announced every year by the Registrar) for the session before your first work term and then for every work term, up to and including your last one.

Some of our employers include
  • Canada School of Public Service
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Health Canada
  • Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
  • Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • University of Ottawa
Examples of tasks at work
  • Assessment of crisis communication strategies
  • Communication strategy needs analysis (internal/external)
  • Design, preparation and implementation of communication plans (internal, crisis, strategic, event-based, etc.)
  • Development and/or assessment of a promotional campaign (in health or other areas)
  • Development and/or assessment of media strategies (social media use)
  • Development of organizational communication training
  • Internal communication needs analysis
Student salaries
How to apply

Masters programs

Apply to CO-OP after you've started your studies at uOttawa. You must have an admission average of 75% (B+) or higher.
Steps to follow in order to apply from the University via uoZone:

  • UoZone
  • From the Applications menu, click on CO-OP Navigator

If you have any questions about your application, please contact our office by phone at 613 562-5741 or by e-mail at

Application Deadline: September 30 of your first year of studies

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