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University of Southern California

Division of Cinema and Media Studies

Los Angeles, CA

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University of Southern California

Overview

University of Southern California / Division of Cinema and Media Studies is located in Los Angeles, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 15
Doctoral Degrees 9

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

299
Applied
33
Accepted
20
Enrolled
11%

Applying

85
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 100

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards May 2
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

88
Total Graduate Students
15%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.09%
Black or African American 7.95%
White or Caucasian 47%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 9.09%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.14%
Unknown 9.09%

Gender

Male (38%)
Female (61%)

Faculty

22
Total faculty
Full-time - 16
Part-time - 6
Male (11)
Female (11)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Transnational cinema, race and cultural studies, global media, television studies, digital media, feminist studies
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
200,000

Location & Contact

Address University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA  90089
United States
Contact Dr. Akira Mizuta Lippit
Chair
Email: lippit@usc.edu
Phone: 213-740-3334
Fax: 213-740-9471

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