commtech Posted August 16, 2013 Share Posted August 16, 2013 I am working on my list of programs to apply to this Fall (for Fall 2014 entry). My plan is to visit them and get a sense of "fit" before finalizing applications, so that I don't waste time on anything that doesn't make sense. I would like to describe my background here, and then my thoughts about where I want to apply, to see if anyone has any advice! Background/Qualifications: B.A. in Communication at a small, private liberal arts college - GPA 3.2, graduated in 2005 M.S. in Communications and Information Management at another small, private liberal arts college - GPA 3.97, graduated in 2009 Have been working since 2005, even while attending masters program. I am not in the communications field (although I was for a little while), but I am currently Assistant to the President of another small, liberal arts college with a good reputation. GRE - 168V, 160Q, 4.5A I believe that my recommenders will write me very strongly supportive letters, and they are all professors from my masters program I am currently working on my personal statement, and have been doing a lot of research into how to write an effective one Goals: Broadly, I am interested in studying the impact of communication technologies and new media on society and our cultural development. I am researching programs now to make sure that they have professors that are doing research in the more specific areas of my interest. I am not interested in leaving the Northeast, for personal reasons, so I am considering Communication PhD programs at the following schools: UMass Amherst, UConn, SUNY Albany, RPI. I am also considering the idea of applying to sociology programs (at pretty much the same schools, except for RPI), because my interests lie at the intersection of communication technology and society, but I am not sure if this is a good idea and would definitely be interested in hearing an opinions on this. Has anyone else tried this tactic? Please let me know if you would need more information to give me an assessment of my plans - and thank you for any advice that you may have! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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