M.A. in Communication

Graduate Plan of Studies

All EGS seminars, colloquia and workshops are offered in intensive formats at the Campus in Saas-Fee, by professors of international reputation in their particular area of expertise: philosophy, psychology, anthropology and sociology of communication, film, art, literary theory, cultural and technology studies.

Admission Requirements

Students applying for admission to the Master of Arts in Communication program of the European Graduate School must have a Bachelor's Degree (or its European equivalent). Students who have begun their studies at another accredited graduate school may apply to the EGS for up to 18 credits.

A minimum of three years is required for the completion of the M.A. degree.

Admission review is offered throughout the year (until the first day of classes) and you can expect an expedient response within three weeks. If necessary, interviews may be scheduled and conducted by phone or at local sites. The EGS is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination. All applications will be evaluated strictly on the basis of academic excellence and professional achievement.

Enrollment is carried out on a first come, first serve basis. Half the tuition must be paid at the time of enrollment, the other half by March 15 (or with the permission of the program director latest by the beginning of the residency).

Intensive Seminars

During the residencies at the Campus Saas-Fee, students engage in an intensive learning experience toward the M.A. degree. A total of 41 credits will be acquired.

Graduation Requirements

M.A. students are required to pass all seminars and their thesis must be accepted and demonstrate excellence. Standards for this qualitative evaluation are established by the faculty and announced in advance of the class and thesis work — please consult the MA Handbook. An outstanding master thesis will be evaluated "with distinction".


The recognized degree issued by the European Graduate School is the Master of Arts in Communication, signed by the Wallis Commissioner of Education.