Letter of Intent (PhD)

Guidelines for writing your letter

Ph.D. in Communication - Letter of intention

  • Font times new roman 11
  • Margins should be 2 cm minimum
  • Maximum of 1000 words

Please describe with references to scholarly work a description of your proposed research which will allow the select ion committee to assess your candidacy better. If academic works are cited in your letter of intent, please include a separate "Works Cited" which should be no longer than 1 page.

The letter of intent must include:

  • Your motivations to pursue graduate studies in communication
  • The problem or question you are interested in
  • The objectives of your research
  • Context: Locate your research in the context of relevant literature, explain the relevance and originality of your research and the likely contribution to the field of communication, and also specify the theoretical approach and framework
  • The methodology: specify your methodological approach
  • The selection of a potential supervisor in the Department of Communication (you can choose a maximum of two names, indicating why you want to work with them and if you have already reached them)
  • A demonstration of an active knowledge of either French or English and the ability to read and understand the other language. To demonstrate his/her active knowledge whether of French or English, the applicant must, following the brief of the program, provide evidence that he/she has studied for at least three years (full-time) in a school, college or university in Canada or elsewhere, where the language of instruction is exclusively English or French; that his/her mother tongue is English or French; that he/she has at least one full year of professional work experience in English or in French.

Please include any other information that might help the selection committee to assess your application better.

Please write in a clear, structured way using simple language.


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