Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line, and must apply to the program through one of the three participating universities. The Graduate Application form (including the Academic Assessment form), and additional instructions are available at:

A printable version of the Graduate Application form (including the Academic Assessment form) is available at:

Completed Applications can be:

Mailed to:

Concordia University
Graduate Admissions Application Centre
P.O. Box 2002, Station H
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3G 2V4

or Dropped off in person at:

Birks Student Service Centre
J.W. McConnell Building, LB-185
1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M6

Mon – Thurs: 10h00 – 19h00
Fridays: 09h00 – 18h00


A Complete Application for the Joint PhD Program
in Communication at Concordia University includes:

  1. A Graduate Admission Application Form and Fee submitted either online or to the university drop-off courier address.
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Statement of Purpose (500 words, as described in the general Application Form).
  4. Research Statement (approximately 1500 words, double-spaced)
    • describe your academic and/or professional background, and how this has led to your interest in undertaking Ph.D. research
    • describe in detail the proposed areas and program of research you would like to undertake while in the program
    • indicate which faculty member(s) might direct your proposed research, and which courses you feel will be applicable to your research program (please take note that supervising faculty must be accredited to supervise by the Joint Ph.D. program’s CODO committee)
    • indicate which scholarships, fellowships or bursaries you have or will be applying for.
  5. Academic Assessment Forms and Reference Letters. Three completed forms and letters are required (two of which must be from scholars in your research areas). The form is available at:
  6. Official transcripts of all post-secondary studies.
  7. Proof of Canadian citizenship (if applicable). A legible photocopy of one of the following documents must be provided: Canadian Birth Certificate; Canadian Citizenship card (both sides); Permanent Resident card (both sides), IMM 5292 or IMM 1000. International applicants can visit the following link for more information:
  8. Applicants whose prior degrees are not from an English or French-language university are required to submit TOEFL scores. The minimum TOEFL score required is 623.
  9. Optional Support Material may include writing samples or completed research/creation projects (website links, cds, dvds, or other documentation) to be sent to the university drop-off courier address.