It is recommended that students apply to the Film and Media Studies Certificate Program before the end of their second year of Ph.D. study. Entering Ph.D. students in Graduate Arts & Sciences departments will follow the standard application and advising procedures of their major departments. Students should use the Graduate School Application to indicate their interest in the Certificate if they wish to be considered for acceptance in the program simultaneous with their entry into Graduate School.
All applications to the certificate program will require a letter from the student describing her/his interest in film and media studies and relevant intellectual background, a support letter from the DGS of the Ph.D. home program, a second letter of recommendation, and at least one writing sample.
The Graduate Certificate Committee of the Program in Film and Media Studies reviews applications, with recommendations for admission to the program forwarded to the Dean of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences for final approval. The review process by the Graduate Certificate Committee includes the initial curriculum plan, which the student develops in consultation with the director of Film & Media Studies (who serves as chair of the Graduate Certificate Committee) and the DGS of the student’s home department.