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InstitutionProgram (Season)Decision & DateSt1Date AddedNotes
University Of Texas, AustinMedia Studies (RTF), PhD (F15)Other via Other on 11 Feb 2015 A11 Feb 2015
  • Hi there! Only 6 students were accepted this year to the program.
University Of Texas AustinMedia Studies, PhD (F15)Other via Other on 11 Feb 2015 A11 Feb 2015
  • To the two who posted about Media Studies: Did they say how many students they were admitting? The wait is driving me crazy!
UT AustinMedia Studies (RTF), PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 10 Feb 2015 A10 Feb 2015
University Of Texas, AustinMedia Studies (RTF), PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 10 Feb 2015 A10 Feb 2015
  • Email from the program's graduate advisor. Funding packing includes stipend, small fellowship, and a tuition reduction fellowship which covers the majority of tuition.
University Of Colorado BoulderMedia Studies, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 4 Feb 2015 A4 Feb 2015
  • Beyond ecstatic. Tuition waiver and four year of funding
University Of OregonMedia Studies, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 29 Jan 2015 A28 Jan 2015
  • Email saying I should apply to their MA program and then petition to be admitted to the PhD program. Problem is, I already have an MA (GPA is from MA).
Northwestern UniversityMedia Studies, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 28 Jan 2015 28 Jan 2015
University Of OregonMedia Studies, PhD (F15)Interview via E-mail on 14 Jan 2015 A14 Jan 2015
  • Email to notify that I am a "semi-finalist" and to schedule a phone interview in the next week.
Queens College CunyMedia Studies, Masters (S15)Other via Other on 9 Oct 2014 I9 Oct 2014
  • Waiting for their email. Application submitted on Sept. 2nd and completed on Sept.5th. They say it takes 4 to 6 weeks to know the decision. I'm freaking out because being an international student, if I'll get admitted, I will need a lot of time to prepare all the docu*ents for the visa and everything else.
The New School For Public EngagementMedia Studies, Masters (F14)Accepted via Website on 27 Mar 2014 Undergrad GPA: 3.81
GRE General (V/Q/W): 166/158/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A27 Mar 2014
  • No email notification, but the decision letter is on the Admissions Hub. Includes scholarship information.
The New School For Public EngagementMedia Studies, Masters (F14)Accepted via Website on 27 Mar 2014 I27 Mar 2014
  • I posted on March 23rd. Received the official letter on the website today (no e-mail to notify, just happened to check). 20% scholarship. Going somewhere else though.
University Of California Los AngelesCinema And Media Studies, Masters (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 27 Mar 2014 A27 Mar 2014
The New School For Public EngagmentMedia Studies - MA, Other (F14)Accepted via Website on 26 Mar 2014 U26 Mar 2014
  • Got in with partial scholarship GPA 3.1 from NYU
University Of California Santa BarbaraFilm And Media Studies, PhD (F14)Rejected via E-mail on 1 Jan 2014 A26 Mar 2014
College Of Staten IslandCinema And Media Studies, Masters (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 5 Mar 2014 A26 Mar 2014
Syracuse UniversityMedia Studies, Masters (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 21 Mar 2014 I24 Mar 2014
The New School For Public EngagementMedia Studies, Masters (F14)Accepted via Website on 23 Mar 2014 I23 Mar 2014
  • Didn't receive an e-mail. The accepted students tab showed up on my.newschool.edu and it wasn't there yesterday.
Concordia UniversityMedia Studies, Masters (F14)Rejected via E-mail on 18 Mar 2014 O19 Mar 2014
  • Contacted the department as I had a deadline coming up from another school. Couldn't get a response from anyone via e-mail until after I called and left a voicemail. Disappointed, but I have a great offer from another program that I can now officially accept!
MITComparative Media Studies, Masters (F14)Wait listed via E-mail on 17 Mar 2014 A17 Mar 2014
  • My decision-making process just got a whole lot more complicated.
MITComparative Media Studies, Masters (F14)Rejected via E-mail on 17 Mar 2014 Undergrad GPA: n/a
GRE General (V/Q/W): 170/166/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
I17 Mar 2014
  • Not too surprised. Oh well!
MITComparative Media Studies, Masters (F14)Rejected via E-mail on 17 Mar 2014 A17 Mar 2014
  • Thought I had a fighting chance but guess not! Not too fussed though, I've got other options.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT)Comparative Media Studies, Masters (F14)Rejected via E-mail on 17 Mar 2014 Undergrad GPA: 3.81
GRE General (V/Q/W): 166/158/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A17 Mar 2014
  • Expected.
UCLACinema And Media Studies, PhD (F14)Rejected via E-mail on 14 Mar 2014 A14 Mar 2014
  • Received email to check status online. Logged in to find rejection letter.
University Of California Los Angeles (UCLA)Film And Media Studies, PhD (F14)Rejected via E-mail on 14 Mar 2014 U14 Mar 2014
UCLACinema And Media Studies, PhD (F14)Rejected via E-mail on 14 Mar 2014 I14 Mar 2014
  • E mail to check website. This is so sad.

Status1 Key: A: American; U: International, with US degree; I: International, without US degree; O: Other; ?: Unknown.


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