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I just got my acceptance to Columbia J-School (PhD in Communications)! I’m buzzing. Got an email from the program chair saying I got in! no word on funding - official email to come later

Hi, I got an email from OSU's department of communication today. I also got admitted!

Well, I just logged into my Ohio State applicant account (even though I know it's way too early to see a decision) and was shocked to see that my status had changed to "decision" and I've been admitte

10 hours ago, gogo2020 said:

I just saw a posting that someone got an invitation to Northwestern MTS visit day. Congrats! Have any other international students been invited to this event?

I was invited to Screen Cultures program last week. Different program, same Comm school. And looks like they do same days for the school

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2 minutes ago, gogo2020 said:

Thank you for your reply. Can I ask if you are a domestic applicant or international applicant?

I am an international applicant with a US degree.

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Hello! I'm a recent grad from u washington applying to uw again and northwestern and usc for a phd program! i havent heard back from uw or usc but northwestern did do a screening call! my research interests are south asian-americans and intersectionality, i had an undergrad cgpa of 3.55 and 3.7 in comm w a psych and comm major and a diversity minor. 

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2 hours ago, anniethepotat0 said:

Hello! I'm a recent grad from u washington applying to uw again and northwestern and usc for a phd program! i havent heard back from uw or usc but northwestern did do a screening call! my research interests are south asian-americans and intersectionality, i had an undergrad cgpa of 3.55 and 3.7 in comm w a psych and comm major and a diversity minor. 

Regarding Northwestern, did you apply to the MTS PhD program? And did you receive a screening call through skype or phone call?

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1 hour ago, alwaysasituation said:

They are not the same comm school. There is no comm school at umich.

Umich has a department of communication and media, their Ph.D. in Communication & Media program is on their website. The program has two strengths: " an interdisciplinary program with two major strengths: the Social Scientific Analysis of Mass Media Effects and the humanities-based study of Media, Culture and Society." https://lsa.umich.edu/comm/graduates/prospective-students/program-overview.html

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2 hours ago, gogo2020 said:

Regarding Northwestern, did you apply to the MTS PhD program? And did you receive a screening call through skype or phone call?

I applied to MTS and I got a call from the person whose name I wrote down. It was a screening call over the phone and didn't last super long. Did you get the same?

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Hello all. Decided to jump in on this thread. First round of applying to PhD programs. I've applied to the following schools, and in general, all are media and technology oriented communication tracks.

1. BGSU

2. Purdue

3. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

4. Mizzou

So far, I have been accepted at BGSU, but have not heard anything about funding yet. I will check back in if I see any further results. Congrats to all who have received any type of acceptance, and a big good luck to those still waiting around anxiously.

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12 hours ago, VeniVidiVici said:

Umich has a department of communication and media, their Ph.D. in Communication & Media program is on their website. The program has two strengths: " an interdisciplinary program with two major strengths: the Social Scientific Analysis of Mass Media Effects and the humanities-based study of Media, Culture and Society." https://lsa.umich.edu/comm/graduates/prospective-students/program-overview.html

Those are not different programs. It is one department that brings in diverse cohorts. I am not trying to be pedantic, but clarity is important here. Screen Cultures is a completely different department from the communications and media department. Same college, but it is like economics and statistics departments. Totally different.

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13 hours ago, alwaysasituation said:

They are not the same comm school. There is no comm school at umich.

Wait..did I say anything about umich?? Did you reply to the wrong person? 

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@DuhGoobz I got into BGSU also. Got my funding letter 2 days after acceptance. Tuition, out-of-state waiver, and GA spot at 13,500. Not much to live on, but looking at apartments online it seems doable. BGSU's PhD GA range is 12k-14k according to the salary tables in the handbook. Waiting to see what happens over the next two week with the other schools I applied to.

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11 hours ago, mediajinx said:

@DuhGoobz I got into BGSU also. Got my funding letter 2 days after acceptance. Tuition, out-of-state waiver, and GA spot at 13,500. Not much to live on, but looking at apartments online it seems doable. BGSU's PhD GA range is 12k-14k according to the salary tables in the handbook. Waiting to see what happens over the next two week with the other schools I applied to.

Congrats! And oof. I got my acceptance letter on the 8th of this month. Haven't received any word about funding. Guess I shouldn't stress horribly as I haven't received other decisions yet. Though, I am curious to know haha. 

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12 hours ago, mediajinx said:

@DuhGoobz I got into BGSU also. Got my funding letter 2 days after acceptance. Tuition, out-of-state waiver, and GA spot at 13,500. Not much to live on, but looking at apartments online it seems doable. BGSU's PhD GA range is 12k-14k according to the salary tables in the handbook. Waiting to see what happens over the next two week with the other schools I applied to.

Since people are starting to hear back about acceptances and funding (congrats!), I want to point everyone towards the PhD Stipends database. Submitting your offers will help prospective applicants recognize just how little pay we're breaking our backs for, and help us estimate what''s expected for our field and chosen locale.

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On 1/28/2020 at 11:31 AM, ztshin said:

I am an international applicant with a US degree.

You're currently residing in the US right? I wonder if they will invite international students located from outside the US to visit campus. I know some schools do, but oh well :o

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10 hours ago, gradlurker said:

You're currently residing in the US right? I wonder if they will invite international students located from outside the US to visit campus. I know some schools do, but oh well :o

Yes, I am. As I know, USC CMS program invites students living outside the US too. (Bc they've got that money.) I'm not sure about Northwestern though. I know sometimes they will do skype for those who could not make it to the campus visit -- if it is an interview.

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11 hours ago, gradlurker said:

You're currently residing in the US right? I wonder if they will invite international students located from outside the US to visit campus. I know some schools do, but oh well :o

Hi – I'm an international student living outside the U.S. I was invited to Illinois' Welcome Weekend, but they will only cover up to $500 of my flight. I've still haven't made up my mind if that's a good enough deal. 

 

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