Communication, Culture & Technology

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The Communication, Culture & Technology (CCT) Master of Arts Program provides students with a dynamic, innovative environment for the study of technology, media, expression and exchange.

The Communication, Culture & Technology (CCT) Master of Arts Program explores the relationships among evolving technologies and the global cultures of government, business, media, communication and society. By transcending disciplinary and institutional boundaries, students develop creative solutions to complex problems posed by new and evolving technologies. Our graduates provide innovative leadership by creatively thinking about the ambiguities and complexities of today and tomorrow.

CCT graduates are positioned to be innovative leaders. As our world becomes increasingly complex and technologically driven, training in just one discipline is not sufficient to manage teams with diverse sets of expertise. CCT graduates are equipped with knowledge and tools to answer complex questions employing multiple methods of inquiry. Alumni have applied these skills to various professional fields and industries including business communications and public relations; international affairs, NGOs, and development; journalism and media; research, policy, and education; arts, entertainment, and design; and information technology and policy.

Areas of study possible within CCT include:

  • Technology, Information & Innovation Policy
  • Media and Politics
  • Cultural Studies
  • Art, Media & Representation
  • Studies in Globalization
  • Technology & Society
  • Technology, Business & the Economy

Degrees Offered

  • M.A.
  • M.A./B.A. or B.S. – all students in Georgetown College are eligible to apply for the accelerated dual Bachelor/Master degree

Application Deadlines

Spring 2019

October 1, 2018

Fall 2019

January 15, 2019 (scholarship consideration)

April 1, 2019 (final)

Application Requirements

Please be sure to review the Graduate School Admissions Application Procedures page and the Admissions Requirements Checklist.

PROGRAM ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

We are happy that you have found the Communication, Culture & Technology (CCT) Program to be a match with your academic and professional interests, and we welcome your application.  CCT admissions information and details specific to the CCT Program are available online at:  http://cct.georgetown.edu/admissions .

Application Materials required:

  • Online Application Form  (the online form is required for ALL application materials*)
  • Non-refundable Application Fee
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Official Transcripts – required from all institutions from which the applicant has or will earn a degree (undergraduate, graduate, and/or associates) by the time of matriculation at Georgetown; unofficial non-degree coursework transcripts should be uploaded directly to the online application
  • Official Recommendations (3)
  • GRE Scores
  • TOEFL/IELTS, if applicable  (please see below)
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample (see below)
  • An online video statement through submitted through Box (not required but highly recommended)
  • Supplemental  data form (upload to Supplemental Data Form section of the online application) — This form is available on the Admissions Forms page)     

* – (please contact CCT if extreme circumstances will not allow you to submit materials online)

Admission requirements include three letters of recommendation, a writing sample, an academic statement of purpose, standardized tests (see below) and an application fee.  Please contact the department directly for further information about the writing sample essay.

The 500-word academic statement of purpose should describe your academic and professional goals and their fit with the CCT program.

The writing sample (15-25 pages in length) should demonstrate your ability to make a researched and analytical argument.

CCT Fellowships and other Hourly Program Positions:

1) CNDLS:   CCT is excited to announce two graduate fellow positions are available with CNDLS and only available to CCT applicants. The Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS) is Georgetown University’s center for teaching and learning, and is responsible for a number of projects relating to faculty and graduate student professional development, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and teaching with technology. The graduate fellows will help with the overall operation of CNDLS and work on a variety of projects involving pedagogical and scholarly innovation. The deadline for this fellowship application and for consideration is January 15th and is to be submitted with an individual’s application for admission.

The details of this fellowship are:

Fifteen hours per week; stipend of $7,000 per semester for one academic year, with the possibility of continued employment during the second year on an hourly basis. Students must maintain a full time academic load over the two semesters that they hold the CNDLS Graduate Associate post.

• Technical/Media position – this requires advanced technical skills (website design and development, blog design and development, social media skills, possible graphic design, film/video, and photography as well, etc.) and will be engaged in some aspect of technological support of educational technologies and tools.

• Writing/Communication/Research position – This does not require advanced technical skills and will instead focus on writing and communication projects (composing, editing), assessment projects, technology projects, or projects involving research on student learning. The position does not require high technical skill, but some basic technical competency is important.

To apply, complete the appropriate section on the Supplemental Data Form with your application for admission. The deadline for this fellowship is the same as that for scholarship consideration, January 15th. All fellowship applications must be submitted and received with the application for admission.

2) gnovis:   Hourly program positions with gnovis, CCT’s student run academic journal. These positions will be awarded to accepted CCT students that demonstrate the interest, skills and qualifications for the open positions. The deadline for these positions is the same as that for scholarship consideration, January 15th. All applications must be submitted and received with the application for admission.

Assistant Editor-In-Chief – This position is best suited for a natural and intuitive leader, possessing excellent writing skills, strong interpersonal communication, and visionary ideas. The assistant editor-in-chief is the editor-in-chief in training. He/she will assist the editor-in-chief on strategic, editorial, administrative and communications support during their first year in preparation to take over management of the gnovis team in their second year.

Assistant Managing Editor – As part of the editorial staff, the Assistant Managing Editor will work closely with the current Managing Journal Editor to facilitate and oversee the peer review process, editing, and publication of the gnovis journal each semester. The Assistant Managing Editor is the Managing Journal Editor in training, and will learn how to produce the journal. gnovis is looking to hire an energetic and highly organized self-starter with sharp editing skills and familiarity with academic writing.

Assistant Webmaster – The Webmaster is our newest gnovis position. This position will provide targeted support to the technical aspects of gnovis, as well as technology-related expertise to the editorial board, blog, and journal. While the primary skills for this position are technical, the Webmaster is a full member of the editorial team and the New Media Team, to include contributing regularly to blogging and assisting with the production of the journal each semester.

Assistant Blog Manager – The traffic and content on the gnovis blog have increased substantially. In order to meet the needs of our growing community, gnovis is now hiring a graduate student interested in innovative forms of scholarship and emerging trends online. This person should have a creative vision to develop gnovis into a platform for the 21st century scholar.

Assistant Outreach Coordinator – As gnovis grows, more and more people become invested in the journal. As a conference and blog have been added, the position of Outreach Coordinator has been added. This position will be responsible for contacting those outside of gnovis. This person should want to make other people as excited about gnovis as the staff is.

Assistant Multimedia Director – The Multimedia Director is an exciting new position created to enhance our web presence. This position will provide multimedia content for the technical aspect of gnovis, as well as technology-related expertise to the editorial board, blog, and journal. The Multimedia Director is expected to create digital media such as podcasts and coverage of the gnovis conference. The Multimedia Director is a full member of the editorial team and the New Media Team, contributing regularly to blogging and assisting with the production of the journal each semester.

To apply, complete the correct section of the Supplemental Data Form and include it with your application for admission. The deadline for this fellowship application and for consideration is January 15th and is to be submitted with an individual’s application for admission.

 

Official hard copy transcripts should be mailed to the following address:

Office of Graduate Admissions

Attn: Credentials – CCT Program
Box 571004
3520 Prospect Street, NW, CB-207
Washington, DC 20057-1004

GRE – GRADUATE RECORD EXAM

Results of the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are required for all applicants, except for those who have completed a graduate degree prior to enrollment. There is no minimum required score on the GRE. Test scores must be received by the application deadline date. Applicants should allow six to eight weeks from the test date for the reporting of scores to the institution. Applications will not be considered without GRE scores.  Georgetown University’s GRE score reporting code is 5244. Information on registering to take the GRE can be found at:   http://www.gre.org/ttindex.html

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY:  TOEFL / IELTS

All applicants are required to demonstrate a level of proficiency in the English language sufficient to meet the admission requirement of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Proficiency can be demonstrated by the receipt of a bachelor’s or advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or from a university where English is the primary language of instruction (please note that applicants receiving degrees at universities in U.S. territories, such as Puerto Rico, are required to submit the TOEFL or IELTS unless the primary language of instruction at the institution is English). 

All other applicants must achieve at least a minimum score on either the TOEFL or IELTS test. Test scores must be received by the application deadline date. Applicants should allow six to eight weeks from the test date for the reporting of scores to the institution. Applications will not be considered without TOEFL/IELTS scores.

TOEFL: A minimum score of 600 (paper-based test) or 100 (iBT test)  on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Georgetown University’s TOEFL score reporting code is 5244. TOEFL information: http://www.ets.org/toefl/  

IELTS: A minimum score of 7.5 from the International English Language Testing System. IELTS Information: http://www.ielts.org

Degree Requirements

CCT students must successfully complete three core courses and one of two degree sequences — either thesis or coursework. Students must complete 39 credits and graduate with a cumulative GPA of no less than 3.0.

Students may also enroll on a full-time or part-time basis, but full-time enrollment is strongly encouraged. There is a three-year window within which to complete the program requirements, but full-time students typically graduate in two years.

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