We (being the Communication program in the School of Informatics at SUNY-Buffalo) got ourselves into a bit of a pickle. We increased our standards for incoming graduate students just when the Department of Homeland Security decided to make it well nigh impossible for students to obtain visas. Over the last couple decades, the majority of our graduate students have been from Asia. So, like most departments, we’ve seen a far lower number of students able to accept our offers this year because our government thinks they are potential terrorists.
In other words, if you are an American and interested in doing an MA or PhD, especially one focusing on the relationship between society and new communication technologies, and if you have an undergrad GPA that is decent (over 3, hopefully over 3.3), and GREs that are solid (somewhere in around the 1200s), email me this instant! If you have impressive performance indicators, or otherwise an interesting individual, we might even pay you a little (very little) to come here. And despite my kvetching, there are worse places to get a degree.
In particular, if you are interested in studying microcontent, online-enabled collaboration, or the social impact of mobile technologies, get in touch. Even if you don’t want to come to Buffalo, my students or I are always up for some collaboration at a distance.