Jul 18, 2024  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Theatre, M.A.

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In addition to meeting the college graduate admission requirements, students must have an undergraduate degree or have completed at least 24 semester hours in theatre at the undergraduate or postbaccalaureate level with a grade point average of at least 3.00 (A=4.00). Applicants must provide three letters of recommendation from teachers or professional colleagues, familiar with the applicant’s work. Consult the school for additional information and specific requirements. Conditional admission may be granted to students whose overall grade point average in the last 60 hours of course credit is at least 2.67 (A=4.00), whose grade point average in the discipline is at least 3.00, and whose score on the Graduate Record Examination is high enough to indicate probable success in the program.

Degree Requirements

Plan I: Thesis Option

Usually after a semester in residence, students must give evidence of scholastic ability before the school will accept them into the program. Students must complete at least 30 semester hours of 6000-level courses which include

Three semester hours selected from

Six hours of thesis credit


The school requires an oral defense of the student’s thesis and also may require the student’s proficiency in a foreign language if the student’s area of specialization warrants it.

Plan II: Non-thesis Option

Students must complete at least 36 semester hours at the 6000-level theatre courses which include

Plan III: Non-Thesis Option for Theatre Educators

The option is offered during completely during summer terms and is designed for working theatre educators.  Students must complete at least 36 Credit Hours including:

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