Graduate Schools Offering Film Programs

In 2017, we have evaluated 101 film colleges in the United States. The most cinema schools are in California (24 schools), New York (14 schools), Illinois (7 schools), and Pennsylvania (6 schools).

The best film program in the United States is offered by University of Southern California. That graduate school offers an excellent film program evaluated with five stars for curriculum and five-star rating for teaching also.

The Top 50 film graduate schools are below. To learn about all film graduate schools, please narrow your search by state or diploma. Alternatively, check our newest ranking of the best film schools in USA.

Top 50 film graduate schools:

University of Southern California - Graduate School Ranking
New York University - Graduate School Ranking
2. New York University

New York City, New York

University of California Los Angeles - Graduate School Ranking
Columbia University in The City of New York - Graduate School Ranking
Chapman University - Graduate School Ranking
5. Chapman University

Orange, California

California Institute of The Arts - Graduate School Ranking
American Film Institute Conservatory - Graduate School Ranking
DePaul University - Graduate School Ranking
8. DePaul University

Chicago, Illinois

American University - Graduate School Ranking
9. American University

Washington, District of Columbia

Northwestern University - Graduate School Ranking
10. Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois

Yale University - Graduate School Ranking
11. Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut

Loyola Marymount University - Graduate School Ranking
12. Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, California

The New School - Graduate School Ranking
13. The New School

New York City, New York

Ohio University - Graduate School Ranking
Boston University - Graduate School Ranking
15. Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts

George Washington University - Graduate School Ranking
16. George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia

Florida State University - Graduate School Ranking
17. Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida

Temple University - Graduate School Ranking
18. Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Brown University - Graduate School Ranking
19. Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island

California State University Northridge - Graduate School Ranking
CUNY City College - Graduate School Ranking
21. CUNY City College

New York City, New York

Rochester Institute of Technology - Graduate School Ranking
University of Miami - Graduate School Ranking
23. University of Miami

Coral Gables, Florida

Sacred Heart University - Graduate School Ranking
24. Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, Connecticut

San Francisco State University - Graduate School Ranking
25. San Francisco State University

San Francisco, California

Catholic University of America - Graduate School Ranking
26. Catholic University of America

Washington, District of Columbia

University of California San Diego - Graduate School Ranking
Syracuse University - Graduate School Ranking
28. Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York

Stanford University - Graduate School Ranking
29. Stanford University

Stanford, California

University of Iowa - Graduate School Ranking
30. University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

Emory University - Graduate School Ranking
31. Emory University

Atlanta, Georgia

University of California Berkeley - Graduate School Ranking
University of Chicago - Graduate School Ranking
33. University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

The Juilliard School - Graduate School Ranking
34. The Juilliard School

New York City, New York

California State University Fullerton - Graduate School Ranking
University of Washington Seattle - Graduate School Ranking
University of Pittsburgh - Graduate School Ranking
37. University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Carnegie Mellon University - Graduate School Ranking
38. Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

University of Oregon - Graduate School Ranking
University of Denver - Graduate School Ranking
40. University of Denver

Denver, Colorado

University of California Santa Cruz - Graduate School Ranking
University of Michigan Ann Arbor - Graduate School Ranking
University of Central Florida - Graduate School Ranking
Wake Forest University - Graduate School Ranking
44. Wake Forest University

Winston Salem, North Carolina

University of Nevada Las Vegas - Graduate School Ranking
Pepperdine University - Graduate School Ranking
46. Pepperdine University

Malibu, California

University of South Carolina Columbia - Graduate School Ranking
Chatham University - Graduate School Ranking
48. Chatham University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

University of California Santa Barbara - Graduate School Ranking
University of Utah - Graduate School Ranking
50. University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

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Film graduate schools by diploma:

Certificates: 18 graduate schools
Master's Degrees: 96 graduate schools
Doctoral Degrees: 12 graduate schools

Film graduate schools by region:

Northeast: 29 graduate schools
Midwest: 15 graduate schools
South: 23 graduate schools
West: 34 graduate schools

Other programs:

Accounting: 585 graduate schools
Aerospace: 70 graduate schools
Agriculture: 96 graduate schools
Architecture: 137 graduate schools
Arts: 426 graduate schools
Biology: 584 graduate schools
Business: 1,181 graduate schools
Chemistry: 385 graduate schools
Computer: 643 graduate schools
Construction: 63 graduate schools
Culinary: 6 graduate schools
Dance: 63 graduate schools
Dental: 81 graduate schools
Economics: 264 graduate schools
Education: 1,269 graduate schools
Electrical: 44 graduate schools
Engineering: 385 graduate schools
Environmental: 381 graduate schools
Fashion: 40 graduate schools
Finance: 329 graduate schools
Fire: 18 graduate schools
Flight: 16 graduate schools
Geography: 162 graduate schools
Geology: 207 graduate schools
Graphic Design: 66 graduate schools
History: 426 graduate schools
Hospitality: 60 graduate schools
Interior Design: 42 graduate schools
Journalism: 378 graduate schools
Foreign Languages: 316 graduate schools
Law: 269 graduate schools
Literature: 445 graduate schools
Management: 1,232 graduate schools
Marketing: 268 graduate schools
Massage: 15 graduate schools
Mathematics: 505 graduate schools
Mechanic: 3 graduate schools
Medical: 977 graduate schools
Music: 416 graduate schools
Nursing: 620 graduate schools
Occupational Therapy: 353 graduate schools
Performing Arts: 238 graduate schools
Petroleum: 21 graduate schools
Pharmacy: 196 graduate schools
Philosophy: 449 graduate schools
Physics: 302 graduate schools
Police: 391 graduate schools
Politics: 310 graduate schools
Psychology: 935 graduate schools
Secretary: 2 graduate schools
Social Work: 605 graduate schools
Sociology: 407 graduate schools
Sport: 147 graduate schools
Theatre: 199 graduate schools
Veterinary: 48 graduate schools
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