CCT Accelerated M.A. Program

Overview

Current students of Georgetown College and the School of Foreign Service (SFS) may be eligible to apply for the Accelerated Master of Arts Program in Communication, Culture and Technology (CCT). This Accelerated Program enables Georgetown College and School of Foreign Service (SFS) students who are accepted into the CCT Program to double-count six academic credits toward both their undergraduate and their CCT graduate degrees, with the possibility to count additional academic credits toward the CCT degree. As such, the Accelerated Program enables Georgetown College and SFS students to shorten the amount of time it takes to complete the CCT Master’s degree.

Who Should Apply

CCT’s Accelerated Program is for Georgetown College and School of Foreign (SFS) students from a variety of backgrounds who seek graduate-level study of interdisciplinary problem-solving in technology-related fields.

The CCT Graduate Program provides students knowledge and conceptual tools to assume leadership roles in business, policy and academic sectors that must function within a rapidly growing information society and keep pace with technological change. Students from technical and non-technical backgrounds alike learn to cut across disciplinary and institutional boundaries, developing creative solutions to complex problems posed by new technologies.

Students of CCT study the history and future of technology with the aim to identify and address unprecedented challenges posed by new technologies in a range of fields, including research, government, politics, arts, media, communication, business, health, and medicine.

For more about CCT courses, certificate programs and student initiatives, go to Prospective Students.

Degree Requirements and Sequencing

Students accepted into the Accelerated Program must complete the 120 credits and 38 courses (Georgetown College students) or 40 courses (SFS students) required for their Bachelor’s degree programs, as well as the 39 credits required for the CCT Master’s degree program. A maximum of six credits may be double-counted toward both the undergraduate and CCT graduate degrees, with the possibility for undergraduates to apply additional academic credits solely to the CCT graduate degree.

Courses that double-count toward undergraduate and CCT degrees:

During the junior or senior years, with advisement from the undergraduate academic dean and the CCT Program, the undergraduate student selects and takes up to two 3-credit CCT courses to be double-counted toward both the Bachelor’s and the CCT Master's degrees. The courses may be CCT elective courses, core courses (CCTP-505, CCTP-506), research methods courses, or graduate courses offered by other departments or programs that the CCT program has approved in advance. These courses must be taken within the junior or senior year, and not earlier. The student must identify these courses before the conferral of the Bachelor degree. These courses will be included in the earned hours and GPAs of both the undergraduate record and the graduate record. These double-counted courses will not be marked on the undergraduate record as having any special status in the undergraduate degree.

Courses that count only toward the CCT degree:

In addition to the double-counted courses, and, only if the student has already earned the 120 credits and 38 courses (Georgetown College students) or 40 courses (SFS students) required for their Bachelor’s degree programs, the student may enroll in additional courses identified as applicable solely to the CCT Master’s degree. For more information about the amount of courses and Master’s student timelines, please contact CCT’s Director of Academic Programs, Sarah Twose. The courses may be CCT elective courses, core courses (CCTP-505, CCTP-506), or research methods courses, or graduate courses offered by other departments or programs, which the CCT program has approved in advance. These courses must also be identified prior to the conferral of the undergraduate degree and must be taken within the junior or senior year, and not earlier. These courses will be marked on the undergraduate record with an asterisk, will be removed from earned hours and GPA of the undergraduate record, and will be included only in the graduate record earned hours and GPA.

Admissions

Undergraduate students who wish to apply for the Accelerated Master’s Program in CCT must be current candidates for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in the Georgetown College or the Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS) degree in the School of Foreign Service (SFS). They must have at least a 3.5 overall GPA and apply by the spring semester of their junior year or the fall semester of their senior year.

Before applying, candidates must consult with their undergraduate Dean as well as CCT’s Director of Academic Programs, Sarah Twose.

CCT’s application deadlines are January 15th for fall admission with scholarship consideration, April 1st for fall admission without scholarship consideration, and November 1st for spring admission.

Applications for the Accelerated program would consist of the same items required of all CCT applicants, except for GRE and TOEFL/IELTS test scores, which are not required. For questions about Admissions, please contact Ai-Hui Tan.

Contact

Contact CCT’s Director of Academic Programs, Sarah Twose, for more information about the Accelerated program.