Theatre Arts

The Master of Arts in Theatre is a specially designed degree to meet the needs of highly motivated elementary and high school teachers and others interested in deepening their theatre experience. In three intensive five week sessions, (over three summers), the student can complete all required coursework (30 credit hours). The thesis (6 credit hours) must be completed within six years of enrollment.

Admission Requirements

  • 300 word statement of intent, summarizing student background and outlining career goals
  • A personal  interview is advisable; however, not required
  • An example of historical or critical writing (such as a course paper) is advisable; however, not required

Application Deadline


Applications to the master's degree program in Theatre Arts are accepted on a rolling basis.

Applicants wishing to be considered for a graduate assistantship must submit all application materials by March 15.

Assistantship/Scholarship Information

All assistantships (and any fellowships) are awarded through the academic department. Students interested in obtaining an assistantship must apply. New students may indicate on their online application for admission that they would like to be considered for an assistantship. Current students must contact the academic department for application information. Each department may have different requirements for assistantship applicants, so all students should contact the academic department to determine these particular requirements. Only those students fully admitted to a master’s or doctoral degree-seeking program are eligible for a graduate assistantship. Students admitted as non-degree seeking or to a certificate program may not hold an assistantship.

Financial Aid Information

Paying for college is a vital part of the education process. It is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.

Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.

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