All applications to the Department of Cinema and Media Studies PhD program must be submitted through the Division of the Humanities Admissions website by December 15 for admission the following fall quarter. Please know that we cannot consider late applications.
The application window for Fall 2018 admission to the PhD program is now closed. Applicants can still apply to the MAPH program for Fall 2018.
Once you submit your application to the Division it will be forwarded to our Department. Each year we have a limited number of slots for which we are able to offer admission, and our faculty carefully review each application in order to select the applicants which we will recommend to the Division of the Humanities for admission. Final admission decisions are made by the faculty as a whole rather than by individual faculty members.
Master of Arts Degree
Our department does not offer a stand-alone MA program. Instead, the Division of the Humanities has a one-year Master of Arts Program in the Humanities - MAPH provides students with strong pedagogical support, including a core course in interpretive theory and master's thesis workshops. Students in the MAPH program can choose to concentrate in cinema and media studies and complete an MA thesis supervised by a faculty member.
All admissions decisions are sent by the admissions office through the online application system in mid-February. No decision information can be given by phone or email from the department. Unless you are contacted by the department, please direct all questions about your application directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The GRE code for the University of Chicago is 1832.
If you have any questions about the PhD program that are not answered by our website, please contact us at email@example.com.
Cinema and Media Studies hosts an Open House each spring solely for prospective students who have already been admitted to the PhD program. If you are interested in visiting the camous prior to the Open House, tours of campus are available for prospective or admitted graduate students. These tours, led by current graduate students, are managed by UChicagoGRAD. Please contact their office directly if you would like to register for a tour.