Film and Media Studies, M.A. | University of Kansas | Lawrence, United States
12 months
23951 USD/year
23951 USD/year
9989 USD/year
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The Masters degree in Film and Media Studies at University of Kansas is a two-year, studies and research-based program.


About this Degree

Degree requirements include three credit hours of production-based coursework and six hours of thesis credit, culminating in a written thesis on a chosen topic.

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.

To complete the M.A., the student must sustain a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher through 33 graduate credit hours.

Mission Statement

The Department of Film and Media Studies at University of Kansas unites the inquiry of the academic with the practice and technique of the artist.  Scholars and filmmakers work and study together in an environment of mutual encouragement and collegiality.


Officially accredited/recognized by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, University of Kansas (KU) is a very large (enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Study in Film/Media 
  • Survey of Film and Media History
  • Contemporary Film and Media Theory
  • Film Seminar
  • Production: One graduate level (600 or above) FMS production class in consultation with advisor 
  • Select 9 hours of courses including: 3 credits of FMS graduate level courses at the 600 level or above, 6 credits of non-FMS electives at the 500 level or above.
  • Master's Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An official transcript, sent directly to KU, from every previous college or university attended (copies issued to students are 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.
  • Non-native English speakers must demonstrate proof of English proficiency before gaining admission to a graduate program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23951 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23951 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23951 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23951 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9989 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9989 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lawrence

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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