How to Apply
To apply to the PhD program, please visit the Office of the Dean of Students in the Humanities Division for the online application and for more information about the application and admissions process.
The Department of Cinema and Media Studies offers a Ph.D. program that focuses on the history, theory, and criticism of film and related media. Faculty are drawn from a wide range of departments and disciplines primarily in the humanities. In addition to offering its own doctoral degree, the Department offers courses and guidance to students who specialize in film and related media within departmental graduate programs or might be pursuing a joint degree. For more information, see our Graduate Program pages.
These are covered in some depth on our Graduate Program Requirements page.
Fellowships and Financial Aid
The University of Chicago offers generous fellowship support to applicants admitted to our doctoral program. For further information, please refer to the divisional web site. Financial aid is awarded generally for four years if the student makes satisfactory progress in the degree program. Current students should also refer to the Grants and Fellowships page, as well as the division's Graduate Student Grant/Fellowship Blog.
We offer access to a range of libraries, centers, committees, graduate workshops, and film groups. See a complete list.
Take a look at the work of our current graduate students.
Our former students, and those in other departments at the university, have worked on a great range of issues over the past several decades.
Our alumni have found jobs at presitigious institutions here and abroad.
The university offers a range of information for graduate and professional students.
For answers to common questions about graduate applications, please see the Humanities Division's Admissions FAQs.
See our departmental contact information.
To arrange a visit to the Department, please contact the Department Coordinator. Please also consult the University's Graduate Admissions page for more information on visiting the University, Hyde Park, and Chicago.