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Doctor of Philosophy Degree Overview

The Ph.D. is a four-year, studies and research-based program, culminating in a dissertation in a chosen area.

To be admitted, a student ordinarily is expected to have a Graduate Record Examination score of at least 160 verbal (formerly 600), 144 quantitative (formerly 500), and 4.5 analytical writing. Applicants also must have a grade-point average of at least 3.2 for undergraduate and at least 3.5 for graduate work, and a master's degree acceptable to the graduate faculty. Deficiencies in a student's background may require make-up work.

See our admissions page for requirements to enter the Ph.D. program and instructions for your application.

Film and Media Studies Graduate Handbook (updated 2020)

Doctoral Program Timeline 

For more info and statistics about our program see the Film and Media Studies Doctoral Program Profile.

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FMS Film Rally 2020 Alumni Video

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