Academic Offer

Research Master's Programs - Communication and Public Opinion 2019-2021


Modality: face-to-face


Master´s program on Communication and Public Opinion seeks to train professionals with solid research tools capable of producing knowledge about communication in Ecuador and Latin America, in order to develop academic research, teaching and professional tasks, with special interest in reflection, research and construction of scientific knowledge from processes linked to political communication and public opinion.

Who is it for?

This program is directed to train academic researchers concerned in the discussion and construction of knowledge about issues, processes and communication practices. To university professors from the field of social communication, professionals and responsible of communication at all levels of public administration, private organizations and members of civil society working in the field of communication, as well as directors and journalists of mass media interested in analyzing, and theorizing their practice.

Occupational field

Graduates may enter academic research, university teaching and specialized advice. They will be able to produce academically and socially relevant knowledge in the field of social communication, political communication and public opinion. They can formulate problems, plans and research projects from a critical perspective, committed to the Ecuadorian and Latin American reality. They will be able to design, develop and evaluate training programs in these transdisciplinary problematic fields.

Curriculum structure

In order to get a Master’s degree, students must complete 64 credits in total, divided in:

  • 12 courses of four credits each with a total of 48 credits
  • A research workshop of twelve credits
  • 4 credits for the production and presentation of the master's thesis.
Class schedule
From Monday to Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Some courses will be held Monday through Friday from 07:00 to 09:00.



Formación general Epistemología de la comunicación
Teoría social
Teoría de la comunicación

Especialización Medios, comunicación y opinión pública
Opinión pública y democracia
Comunicación política I
Comunicación política II

Área metodológica
Instrumentos de análisis cualitativo
Instrumentos de análisis cuantitativo
Investigación de la comunicación en América Latina

Talleres de tesis Taller de Tesis I, II y III

Optativas del programa** Comunicación y cultura
Análisis del discurso de medios

* Certain matters might be subject to changes.
** The students in addition can choose for the set of courses that offer FLACSO's different educational programs.

Lines of investigation

  • Globalization and youth
  • Means and power
  • Communication and global studies

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or an equivalent certification by a duly certified higher education institution.
  • Ability to read and understand texts in English.
  • Have the means to finance the studies and study them with due dedication.
  • Completion of an academic aptitude exam.
  • Comply with all the specific requirements of the teaching program to which you apply and those indicated in the 'Application process' section of the online application form.

Entry Process

All applicants will enter a selection process. Through the website:, applicants must complete the application online, attach all required documentation and send it to FLACSO Ecuador. Selected applicants will be interviewed by FLACSO professors.

Stipend scholarships and financial assistance

FLACSO Ecuador has a scholarship and financial assistance policy for students admitted into its Master's programs. The policy is shaped by criteria of academic performance and by the socio-economic situation of the applicants.


  • Application Deadline: until May 31, 2019
  • Entrance exam: June 15 (saturday)
  • Interviews to preselected: from June 24 to July 5
  • Admission information: July 18
  • Admission decisions: August 15
  • Registration period: from September 19 to October 3
  • Extraordinary registrations: October 4 to 18
  • First day of classes: October 21, 2019