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Admission to KU

One way to guarantee a spot at KU is by meeting our assured admission criteria:

  • 21+ ACT (1060+ SAT*) and 3.25+ GPA or 24+ ACT (1160+ SAT*) and 3.0+ GPA
  • AND 2.0+ GPA (2.5+ for out-of-state students) in a college-prep curriculum
  • If applicable, achieve a 2.0 GPA or higher on any college credit taken in high school

*All references to SAT scores refer to math and evidence-based reading and writing from tests taken after February 2016. For tests taken before February 2016 please use this table to convert your score.

Please note that meeting our assured admission standards earns you entry into KU’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; other schools and programs have their own requirements for admission.
 

 

Admission to the Film and Media Studies major

  • Must be admissible to KU by assured admission or individual review.

For more information and any necessary forms please contact your Faculty Advisor or the FMS Advisor, Sydney Stone.

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Admission

  1. Application Fee
  2. Graduation Record Examination scores of at least 160 verbal, 144 quantitative and 4.5 analytical writing.  Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores should be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service.  For routing, our institutional code is 6871: our departmental code is 4505.  Check with your GRE Examination Center to be certain your scores will arrive at KU by the application deadline.
  3. For the Ph.D. Degree, applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.2 for undergraduate and at least 3.5 for graduate work

The items listed below should be submitted online with the application and/or addressed to:

Graduate Advisor
KU Department of Film & Media Studies
1300  Sunnyside  Ave.
Suite  230
Lawrence, KS 66045

  • An official transcript, sent directly to KU, from every previous college or university attended (copies issued to students not accepted).
  • Three (3) recent letters of recommendation, two of which should be from your current or former teachers.
  • A current resume of academic and artistic experiences
  • A statement of personal goals that explains why you want to pursue graduate study.
  • A writing sample (no more than 15 pages) that demonstrates your ability to theorize, analyze, and synthesize scholarly information.
  • International students must provide TOEFL scores and the international I-20 Request Form

Deadlines

  • January 1 to be considered for funding for the Fall term
  • February 15 to be considered without funding for the Fall term​​

For more information about graduate admission please contact Julia Reilly, Graduate Academic Advisor at 785-864-9488 or juliareilly@ku.edu

 


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