Master of Arts in Popular Culture

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Graduate Program Director: Sarah Matheson –

Entry point: September

Program length: MRP: 16 months (4 terms); Thesis: 2 Years (6 terms)

Application deadline: February 1

How to apply:

  1. Check the university requirements and the program requirements.
  2. Complete the online application and submit the non-refundable application fee.
  3. You will need to submit your transcripts as well as the following program specific materials:
  • A statement of intent, of no more than two pages in length, outlining your interest and background in the study of popular culture, clearly stating the focus of your proposed research in the MA program, and explaining how you think completion of our program will contribute to attaining your future academic and/or career goals. List on a separate page any research or teaching experience (e.g., as an RA or TA) and any work experience related to popular culture.
  • A sample of scholarly writing (15–20 pages in length); this may be a paper written for an upper-year course, a chapter from a thesis, a research report or conference paper, preferably on a topic related to popular culture.
  • A minimum of two references are required, but three are preferred. Please note that the application system will require you to input three referees in order to submit the application. If you opt for two referees, please enter the following for the third referee:

    Name: Dr. Sarah Matheson

    Position: Associate Professor

    Department: Communication, Popular Culture and Film

    Tel: 688-5550 ext. 4395

    Email address:

    Location: Canada – Ontario

    Institution Name: Brock Univ

Thank you for your interest in the Faculty of Graduate Studies at Brock University!