This Spring, the College of Communication and the Arts at Seton Hall University is offering several different online information sessions — all featuring topics most important to prospective graduate students.
"We want to offer more opportunities for prospective students to connect and engage with the College as they consider taking the next step in their pursuit to graduate studies," said Brittany Scoles, Director, CASE and Graduate Administration.
One of the new information sessions, entitled "Graduate Admissions 101", invites prospective students to learn from Ms. Scoles best practices and tips for writing their graduate school applications. Attendees will also hear about personal statement tips, opportunities to waive the GRE, and important deadlines. Another new information session is "Virtual Coffee Break with Faculty" during which attendees can spend time with individual CommArts professors and find out about their research and teaching style and what to expect in their classes.
Other upcoming topics include:
- Expectations of Graduate School
- Graduate Student Experience
- Financial Aid Workshop
- Career Prep Workshop
- Admitted Students Welcome, exclusively for those students accepted into the College
The College will continue to offer information sessions about its two graduate programs, M.A. in Museum Professions and M.A. in Communication, during which prospective students will be able to learn more about each program, engage with the individual program directors, and learn about the application process and scholarship opportunities.
"These Information sessions help capture the essence of graduate school, a specific program and the general requirements necessary of a degree," said Professor and Program Director Renee Robinson, Ph.D. "However, these sessions also reveal the personality, expectations and values of a program and its faculty. That way, prospective students can assess whether they see themselves in that program or at the university and, most importantly, how that experience may shape their lives."
Museum Professions Faculty Associate and Program Director Gregory Stevens, M.A.T., feels that the information sessions are a great way for students from all backgrounds and varied academic experiences to connect virtually. "Plus, all of these experiences — whether they are courses, assignments, research projects, peer learning, faculty engagement, interaction with professionals in the field — serve as the foundation for their philosophy of practice and what will become their dynamic careers," he added.
Those who attend any of these virtual events will receive a $75 application fee waiver.
The College currently offers graduate-level programs in Museum Professions and Communication, including the opportunity to pursue a unique area of study, including options in Public Relations, Digital Communication/Communication Technologies, and Communication in Organizations. In addition, four dual-degree options, including three accelerated master's/B.A. programs and a dual M.A. degree with the School of Diplomacy and International Relations are offered. For more information about Graduate Studies within the College of Communication and the Arts, please contact Ryan Hudes, Ph.D.