The PhD Movie



Ohio University presents, the PhD Movie

Screenings:  7 and 9 pm, Thursday January 12th, Templeton Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium
Free admission!


PHD the Movie trailer

More about the Movie


As a graduate student, Jorge Cham created comic strips as therapy to combat the anxiety of pursuing higher education. His popular online comic strip PHD Comics – about life (or the lack thereof) in academia – has now been adapted into a live-action film following the lives of four graduate students as they juggle research, teaching, and, most difficult, a personal life.  

As part of Ohio University's Science Café series funded by the 1804 Fund, the Ohio University Graduate College will be hosting two free showings of PHD the Movie, at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, in Templeton Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Running time for the feature is one hour and 7 minutes. Though the film is not rated, audiences are advised to expect "PG" rating-style situations and humor, which has been compared to the TV show "The Big Bang Theory."

The film was produced in partnership with Caltech and currently is screening at hundreds of institutions around the globe.

Seating will be first come, first serve.