About the Graduate Program
The impact of new digital technologies has revolutionized communication principles and practices in the contemporary workplace. Ryerson University’s Master of Professional Communication (MPC), situated in the heart of Toronto, addresses the growing need for formally qualified communication specialists to plan, implement and oversee organizational communication at an advanced level.
Building on Ryerson’s reputation for distinctive professionally oriented programs of high quality, the Master of Professional Communication provides a balance of theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Situated in the Rogers Communication Centre, a state-of-the-art media facility, Ryerson’s School of Professional Communication brings complementary strengths of communication scholarship and professional practice to this new graduate program. The MPC program emphasizes the role of communication in productivity and sustainability at organizational and global levels, and prepares graduates to assume pivotal responsibilities within organizations of all types and sizes.
Professional Communication Internships
In the winter term, graduate students complete an internship of approximately 150 hours, spread over 10 weeks at approximately two days per week. This is a 1-credit course that provides students with the opportunity to work in professional communication as they explore their interests in the field. The internship may also provide a site for further examination for the Masters Research Paper. Internship sponsors have included St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation, Roots, Walrus Magazine, Radian6, Canada Post. Examples of MPC internships include: initiating and maintaining Twitter accounts for sponsors, redesigning sponsor’s Facebook page, drafting media advisories, writing and editing ebooks and writing proposals.
Professional Communication Faculty
MPC faculty members bring diverse backgrounds, areas of expertise and research interests to this graduate program. Many combine scholarship and academic careers with prior and current experience in the private and public sectors.