Admitted Students

Planning Your First Steps

Planning Your First Steps

Congratulations on your offer of admission to the Communication, Culture & Technology program! To help you make your decision, please see the following resources.

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  • New Georgetown graduate housing is available at 55 H Street, N.W. These are fully furnished units with amenities like community gathering spaces and free shuttles to campus. The rental cost includes utilities and amenities (wifi, water, electric, laundry, fitness center). No credit check is required at the time of application. No first/last month deposit is required. Check out the 360 degree walk-through (new window). For details, see Graduate Housing (new window) and Frequently Asked Questions (new window)If you have accepted our admission offer and confirmed your enrollment, please apply via the Hoya Housing portal (new window). If you have not yet accepted our admission offer, please fill out this form to express your interest and you will be contacted by Residential Living. (Remember to provide your Georgetown netID and email address. You will be asked which graduate school you’re in. CCT is in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.)

PLAN TO ARRIVE BEFORE MANDATORY ORIENTATIONS

IF YOU’RE READY TO ACCEPT OUR OFFER OF ADMISSION

If you have any questions, please email CCTAdmissions@georgetown.edu.

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Building Your Curriculum

Building Your Curriculum

It takes 36 credits to complete the CCT degree (new window). The 2 required courses make up 6 credits. It’s up to you to choose electives to fulfill the remaining credits. You may also write a thesis. See past theses (new window).

Electives may be:

See Academics (new window) or contact Ai-Hui Tan (new window), CCT’s Director of Academic Affairs. All incoming students will be asked to choose a faculty advisor before the program begins.

Graduate classes meet once a week for 2.5 hours. Elective classes are seminar-style with about 10-16 students. Mandatory classes have 60-70 students at the lecture and 10-16 in recitations (tutorial groups) led by a Teaching Assistant. See what a week in the life of a CCTer (new window) could look like.

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Expanding Skills and Interests

Expanding Skills and Interests

CCTers regularly challenge themselves to add to their skill sets. See Non-Credit Options (new window) for information about free language courses and teaching workshops.

Students organize their own skills workshops called Car Barn Academy (new window) and showcase creative projects during the annual Media Fest (new window). They use facilities like the CCT Technology Design Studio as well as Maker Hub (new window) at Georgetown’s Lauinger Library. Read one student’s story (new window) of going from being a non-coder to winning at the Vatican VHacks competition.

Interested in getting published? CCT students run a peer-reviewed academic journal called Gnovis (new window). See Projects (new window) for more student initiatives.

CCTers may also join Georgetown University groups such as Georgetown Entrepreneurship (new window) (for innovators and start-ups) and GUWeCode (for women coders, novices, and pros alike).

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Shaping Your Professional Identity

Shaping Your Professional Identity

As they explore new skills and interests, CCTers are well aware of how these add to the unique combination that makes up their professional identities. Through networking and engagement with scholars and industry contacts, students practice talking about their passions in ways that resonate with future employers.

Read about CCT aptitudes, alumni jobs, and resources for career preparation in Careers (new window). Students create their own networking opportunities by organizing company visits during Tech Tours (new window).

See how CCTers describe their learning experiences in Internship Spotlight (new window)Alumni Spotlight (new window)Student Profiles (new window), and Alumni Profiles (new window).

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Growing Your Support Networks

Growing Your Support Networks

Because CCTers are different from each other in terms of academic backgrounds and career goals, they tend not to compete and are instead happy to share leads and help each other learn. To CCTers, the person who doesn’t know what they know is probably the same person who can teach them something cool.

Besides working together on student projects (new window), CCTers connect with alumni through the CCT Network on LinkedIn, Hoya Gateway (new window) (for Georgetown University alumni), and events that bring grads back to the Hilltop, such as our Meet CCT Alumni sessions, where alums give current students tips on post-CCT life.

Students are also active participants in Graduate School Government, or GradGov (new window). With GradGov, CCTers have plentiful opportunities to meet and work with other Georgetown grad students.

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Orientation Day

Orientation Day

CCT Orientation will take place just before classes begin. More information will be provided over email.

Orientation is the best time to meet the people who will be a big part of your grad student life. Materials are provided below to help you navigate your new environment.

Bookmark these links. You will refer to them a lot:

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