Students wishing to study cinema on the graduate level can pursue a Ph.D. in English with a Structured Emphasis in Film Studies. Students graduate from this program trained in literary studies but with a focus on cinema developed through course work, teaching undergraduate film classes in film, and dissertations that often combine cinema with other aspects of literary or popular culture.
The School of Journalism and Communication also offers an M.A. and Ph. D. in Communication and Society. These degree programs enable students to study various forms of media within the framework of communications theory.