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Institution Program (Season) Decision & Date St1 Date Added Notes
University Of OregonCommunication (Media Studies) (SOJC), PhD (F18)Accepted via Phone on 19 Mar 2018 A19 Mar 2018
  • After waiting about 3 weeks after the interview, I decided to call the office and was was told I was accepted with full funding! Over the moon! :) Now its PhD decision time...
The University Of Southern California (USC)Cinema And Media Studies, Masters (F18)Rejected via E-mail on 2 Feb 2018 Undergrad GPA: 3.88
GRE General (V/Q/W): 152/162/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A17 Mar 2018
  • I didn't get into USC, but did end up getting into UCLA for the same program woot woot!
(University Of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)Cinema And Media Studies, Masters (F18)Accepted via E-mail on 13 Mar 2018 Undergrad GPA: 3.88
GRE General (V/Q/W): 162/152/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A17 Mar 2018
  • I was sent a short email congratulating me, and attached was a pdf of a letter from the chair. Go bruins!
‌Boston UniversityEmerging Media Studies, Masters (F18)Accepted via E-mail on 16 Mar 2018 I16 Mar 2018
  • Just received a confirmation via e-mail from BU for the Emerging Media Studies Program! Extremely excited, and so overjoyed I'm ready for the open house this late March! Now I can breathe again and my skin can finally clear :")
University Of Los Angeles (UCLA)Cinema And Media Studies, PhD (F18)Wait listed via E-mail on 13 Mar 2018 A15 Mar 2018
  • Was told that they hoped to be in contact with me soon and that they had interest in my application but space needed to let up. Email also said they'd let me know after April 20th what their definitive answer will be. Good luck to everyone!
UCLACinema & Media Studies, PhD (F18)Wait listed via E-mail on 13 Mar 2018 U13 Mar 2018
  • POI emailed me to say I was waitlisted...AGAIN. Back to back years, I rule.
University Of Texas At AustinMedia Studies (Radio-Television-Film), PhD (F18)Rejected via Website on 6 Mar 2018 Undergrad GPA: 3.40
GRE General (V/Q/W): 151/163/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A11 Mar 2018
  • Received an email to check the website. Evidently, they were only admitting 6 students, and with a barely-livable-in-Austin stipend. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Howard UniversityCommunication Culture And Media Studies, PhD (F18)Rejected via E-mail on 9 Mar 2018 A9 Mar 2018
  • Standard reject letter stating I did not meet the creditals of the program
Howard UniversitysityCommunication, Culture And Media Studies, PhD (F18)Rejected via E-mail on 9 Mar 2018 A9 Mar 2018
  • Standard rejection email
University Of California Santa Barbara (UCSB)Film And Media Studies, PhD (F18)Rejected via Website on 7 Mar 2018 A8 Mar 2018
  • kinda expected b/c it was too competitive and a long shot... but man, it hurts so bad! :(
UC Berkeley (UCB)Film And Media Studies, PhD (F18)Rejected via E-mail on 8 Mar 2018 8 Mar 2018
  • Notified via email. Does anyone know if you need a masters to get into these programs? I did well on the GRE and had a 3.93 in my Film Studies undergrad GPA. I don't know how much more competitive I could get
UC BerkeleyFilm And Media Studies, PhD (F18)Rejected via E-mail on 8 Mar 2018 A8 Mar 2018
  • Emailed to check my application for decision.
University Of AmsterdamMedia Studies - New Media And Digital Culture, Masters (F18)Accepted via E-mail on 6 Mar 2018 A7 Mar 2018
  • American, BA from outside US (Canada); no funding; applied for scholarship (without TOFL scores--I know, I know) so I think they got back to me earlier
UC Santa Barbara (UCSB)Film And Media Studies, PhD (F18)Rejected via Website on 6 Mar 2018 A6 Mar 2018
  • received email to check website, where form rejection letter was posted
University Of California Santa Barbara (UCSB)Film And Media Studies, PhD (F18)Rejected via Website on 6 Mar 2018 6 Mar 2018
  • Saw post below and decided to check. Rejected with standard letter
UC Santa BarbaraFilm And Media Studies, PhD (F18)Rejected via E-mail on 6 Mar 2018 A6 Mar 2018
  • Email to check my application portal for decision.
University Of Texas At Austin (UT Austin)Media Studies, PhD (F18)Rejected via Website on 6 Mar 2018 A6 Mar 2018
  • Checked the website randomly and got this lovely message:rn"Your application has been given careful consideration by the committee on Graduate Studies. On the basis of their recommendation, your application has been denied.rnWe wish you well in your future plans and sincerely appreciate your interest in The University of Texas at Austin.rnThis is your official notification. A letter will not be mailed to you." rn
Pratt InstituteMedia Studies, Masters (F18)Accepted via E-mail on 28 Feb 2018 Undergrad GPA: 3.50
GRE General (V/Q/W): 151/141/4.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A6 Mar 2018
  • Was offered a small scholarship.
Pratt InstituteMedia Studies, Masters (F18)Accepted via E-mail on 28 Feb 2018 A1 Mar 2018
  • with a 30K scholarship!!!! EEeeeeee so excited. Amazing faculty.
The Pratt InstituteMedia Studies, MBA (F18)Accepted via E-mail on 1 Mar 2018 Undergrad GPA: 3.30
GRE General (V/Q/W): 166/150/4.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A1 Mar 2018
University Of OregonCommunication (Media Studies) (SOJC), PhD (F18)Interview via E-mail on 27 Feb 2018 Undergrad GPA: 3.98
GRE General (V/Q/W): 144/139/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A28 Feb 2018
  • Email from Professor in the media studies department requesting to discuss my research over the phone. Said I was a finalist for the PhD program, very excited!
Yale UniversityAmerican Studies & Film And Media Studies, PhD (F18)Rejected via E-mail on 26 Feb 2018 U28 Feb 2018
Massachusettes Institute Of Technology (MIT)Comparative Media Studies, Masters (F18)Rejected via E-mail on 27 Feb 2018 I28 Feb 2018
  • Word to the comment below. Save modern media!
Massachusetts Insitute Of Technology (MIT)Comparative Media Studies (CMS), Masters (F18)Rejected via E-mail on 28 Feb 2018 A28 Feb 2018
  • Generic email from graduate studies director. Best wishes to those who enroll. Save American media!
MITComparative Media Studies, Masters (F18)Rejected via E-mail on 27 Feb 2018 A27 Feb 2018

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