If, after reviewing an MS program’s website, you still have questions about the program, or are just unsure whether you are a good fit for the program, you should reach out to the admissions staff for that program. They are there to help you and, in fact, want to make sure you’re applying to their program if you’re a good fit. You are nor bothering them if you send questions.
Here are a few tips on how to go about asking these questions:
- Make sure to use the contact address for the program you are interested in. If you use the general contact address for the department the program is housed in, or the university’s general “graduate admissions” email address, it may take longer for you to get a reply.
- Make sure to provide a brief (3-4 sentences) description of your background and your interest in their program. That kind of context can be valuable to admissions officers when answering your questions.
- If you don’t have specific questions, but are just unsure about whether you are a good fit for their program, it can be helpful to describe your career goals (it’s also fine if you just tell them that you’re still not sure where your career is going).