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Communication, Culture and Technology

Georgetown University
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Degrees Offered: M.A.
Academic Fields:

Science, Technology and Society.
Communication and Media Studies, Other.
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Study technology's impact on society within a community of innovative thinkers and problem-solvers.

At CCT, we analyze how technology impacts society, using tools from multiple disciplines to develop fresh insight and innovative solutions. Students in this interdisciplinary program build their own curricula by choosing from a wide variety of electives. Within a supportive and diverse community of faculty, students and alumni, CCTers are challenged to supercharge their critical thinking and problem-solving skills to make them nimble and empowered for careers of the future.


Master's, M.A., Masters, M.A.


Part Time, Full Time, On Campus

Academic fields

Cultural Anthropology.
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis.
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General.
Political Communication.
Public Policy Analysis, General.
Communication, General.
Science, Technology and Society.
Communication and Media Studies, Other.


Communication, policy, analysis, management, consultancy, cultural studies, crisis management, media production, international development, design, social networks, journalism, research, academia.


Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Communication, Culture & Technology Program
3520 Prospect St NW, Suite 311
Washington, District of Columbia, 20057, United States

Program Contacts

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Ms. Ai-Hui Tan
Director, CCT Admissions and Communications

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Sarah Twose

What we look for in prospective students

CCT is an interdisciplinary program that welcomes students from diverse backgrounds who are interested in technology and society. We look for applicants who demonstrate an aptitude and eagerness to learn from a wide range of fields, even those with which they have no familiarity. CCT students have an intellectual agility allowing them to thrive and innovate when challenged to find new solutions through the lenses of multiple disciplines.

Academic Backgrounds

Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other.
Communication and Media Studies, Other.
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other.
Community Organization and Advocacy.
Computer Games and Programming Skills.
Computer Science.
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other.
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst.
Cultural Anthropology.
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis.

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Media and Interesting Information

Degrees Offered


Master's, M.A., Masters, M.A.
Average Time to Degree: 2-3 years
Number of Applications: 225
Number Enrolled Annually: 70
Average GPA: A- = 90-92% = 3.3-3.6

Application Information

Regular application deadlines are Apr 1 for Fall semester entry and Oct 1 for Spring semester entry. If you wish to be considered for a merit-based scholarship or fellowship, apply for Fall by Jan 15. See our website for detailed application instructions and Frequently Asked Questions.


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Suggested Preparation

There are no prerequisites for CCT. Students come to us from very diverse backgrounds. Successful applicants show how their own interests and talents have led them to their paths of study and growth. The best preparation you can do for your application is to review our website, see what we do, and ask us questions.

Recommended Work Experience

Most CCT students have a few years of work experience but some also come straight from their undergraduate program.

Tuition & Financial Aid

CCT offers merit-based scholarships as well as fellowships with gnovis, the student-run academic journal, and the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS). Tuition costs are listed per credit. Full-time CCT students usually take 9 credits in a semester. See our website for more on tuition and funding options.

In State Tuition

$1,995 Per Credit

Out of State Tuition

$1,995 Per Credit


CCT faculty come from a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds. Experts in their field, they collaborate with students and other faculty on interdisciplinary research. See our website for news about their recent publications and awards.

Alumni Career Paths

Because each CCTer builds an individual curriculum out of a wide array of electives, the careers that graduates pursue vary according to each person’s goals. Our alumni take their degree into diverse fields. For examples, see Because of the diversity in each cohort, CCTers usually aren’t in competition with each other and are generous with their networks.

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Georgetown University


District of Columbia
United States

University Type

Doctoral Universities – Highest research activity

Undergraduate Programs

Arts & sciences plus professions, high graduate coexistence

Graduate Programs

Comprehensive doctoral with medical/veterinary

Undergraduate Profile

Full-time four-year, more selective, lower transfer-in

Enrollment Profiles

Majority undergraduate

University Size

Large four-year, highly residential




Private not-for-profit


Large city

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