All application materials for the Digital Media Ph.D. Program must be received by December 12th, 2016 for Fall 2017 admissions.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applications must be submitted online at http://grad.gatech.edu/apply-now. In addition, you must provide a writing sample and a URL for web-based work samples in your online application.
PhD Application Requirements
• Graduate Record Exam (GRE) test scores (Code 5248)
• TOEFL score for non-native English speakers (Code 5248)
• Completed on-line Georgia Tech Graduate Application Form
• Georgia Tech Application Fee: $75.00
• Certified undergraduate transcript (also graduate transcripts, if applicable)
• Three letters of recommendation
• Statement of purpose explaining the role of the DM program in the applicant’s creative, intellectual, and professional development
• Writing sample and online portfolio submitted through the application
Writing Sample Guidelines
The writing sample should be a scholarly article or paper that effectively showcases your ability to craft and carry out an argument, to write clearly and critically, and to engage with key texts about the theory and practice of media in general and digital media in particular. A single-authored sample is preferred, but if you submit a co-authored paper, please indicate what aspects of its preparation you contributed specifically.
Work Sample Guidelines
The work sample should be a sample of your own work that demonstrates your potential as a practitioner and analyst of digital media. Provide 1-3 concrete examples of a computational artifact that demonstrates your creative and technical abilities in expressive computing. Choose work that supports your research trajectory as described in the Statement of Purpose. A URL pointer to work on the Internet is required.
All prospective students applying to the Digital Media Program must submit Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores. All scores must be submitted to the following educational codes. If you are submitting your scores via the wizard at the conclusion of the computer-based test, submit it to “Communications / Communications-Other” under Georgia Tech.
Georgia Tech Institution Code #5248 LMC
Score reports for computer-based tests are released to the Georgia Tech Graduate Admissions office and the School of LMC approximately 6 weeks after the test date. Scores must be sent from ETS directly to Georgia Tech for scores to be considered valid.
If you did not enter the above codes at the conclusion of the computer-based test, please contact the ETS promptly to ensure the scores are sent to the correct school and department. If they are unable to be sent in the next electronic batch, please arrange for them to be mailed for receipt by February 1 to the following address:
Director of Graduate Studies
School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Georgia Institute of Technology Digital Media – TSRB
326A 85 Fifth Street
Atlanta, GA 30308
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What do I need to submit to be considered for admission?
- Complete the online Georgia Tech Graduate Application and pay the fee ($75.00)
- Official Transcripts (two unopened copies)
- Statement of Purpose (explaining the place of the DM program in the applicant`s creative, intellectual, and professional development.)
- Three letters of recommendation (academic/professional)
- GRE Scores (plus TOEFL scores for international students)
- TOEFL scores for non-native English speakers
- Writing Sample
- URL for an online portfolio and work sample (e.g. video, text, web, computational artifact, or other).