PhoenixM Posted July 23, 2012 Share Posted July 23, 2012 Good morning. I'm currently four semesters (plus one summer) away from graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communications and am looking at attending graduate school to study Middle Eastern Studies. I'm currently at a 2.7 GPA with about 70 credit hours to go and I have not written the GRE as of right now. I'm planning on specializing in the Middle East in a journalism career and am wanting to use the M.A. to bolster those credentials. However, I don't want to shut the door entirely on future Ph.D studies. The Middle East is a passion of mine and there's the off chance that the academic field will draw me away from the career in journalism. Here's my dilemma. The school I was able to get into to finish off my Bachelors degree does not have any coursework related to the Middle East. This was forced due to the 1.5 rule on federal aid coming into play with other schools as well as a low GPA. No matter what happens, I am not going to have the ideal GPA since I'll be getting around a 3.3 in the best case scenario. Considering I'll have a low GPA by graduate school standards, what are my options for getting into a competitive status with the mid to upper level schools in this field? Thanks in advance for your responses. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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