This fall, the Graduate Studies at the College of Communications and the Arts is offering a variety of online information sessions for prospective graduate students to learn more about its graduate programs, the admissions process, and other opportunities available. within the College.
âOur virtual series allows prospective students to engage directly with the College as they consider taking the next step in their pursuit of graduate studies,â noted Brittany Scoles, Director, CASE and Graduate Administration. âStudents can participate in a program-specific discussion or one of the special monthly sessions on topics. Each offers a personal overview of the College and gives students the opportunity to ask questions in real time. “
Presented in turn, the College’s special thematic sessions focus on the information most important to graduate students. Upcoming sessions include:
- Graduate admissions 101 of Tuesday November 2 at 5:30 p.m., which invites students to learn about the application process, offers tips and best practices for developing personal statements, and outlines important deadlines for applications
- Workshop on the experience of graduate students on Wednesday December 1 at 4 p.m., which focuses on the expectations of graduate studies and how students’ individual academic backgrounds and interests could be tailored to pursue graduate studies
âConnecting with faculty and staff at the College is an essential part of the decision-making process for prospective students when considering graduate degrees,â said Ruth Tsuria, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Director of the communication program. “By engaging directly with them, students gain a tangible understanding of the experience of graduate students and how it can benefit their interests.”
These ongoing webinar-style sessions began in Spring 2020, informed by frequently asked questions shared by students at events such as the Graduate Open House and New Student Orientation.
Faculty Associate and Museum Professions Program Director Gregory Stevens, MAT, pointed out that virtual events help students connect with like-minded colleagues and share career goals with each other related to the ‘industry.
âThe sessions provide students with a personalized opportunity to lay the groundwork for the next steps in their academic and professional careers,â said Professor Stevens. “The best part is that each time the sessions evolve because each cohort of participants transforms the discussion with their diverse backgrounds and interests.”
The College will continue to offer program-specific information sessions on its two graduate programs, the Masters in Museum Professions and the Masters in Communication, during which prospective students will be able to learn about each individual program and engage in dialogue. with program directors.
Those who attend one of these virtual events will receive a waiver of the $ 75 application fee.
Consult the complete schedule of the College’s information sessions here Â»
About the College of Communication and the Arts
The College currently offers graduate programs in Museum Professions and Communication, including the opportunity to pursue a unique field of study, including options in Public Relations, Digital Communication / Communication Technologies, and Communication in Schools. organizations. In addition, four double degree options, including three accelerated Masters / BA programs and a double Masters with the School of Diplomacy and International Relations are offered. For more information on graduate studies within the College of Communications and the Arts, please contact Ryan Hudes, Ph.D.