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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Theatre and Dance


MA in Theatre | Curriculum

This program is designed for those seeking preparation for the Ph.D. or M.F.A. degree as well as for experienced and certified secondary-school teachers who wish intensive academic course work in theatre.

Degree Requirements (31 Hours)

Candidates for the M.A. degree must take a minimum of 31 semester hours in addition to 3 to 6 hours of thesis work, distributed as follows:

  • 9 to 12 hours in history and criticism
  • 1 hour in research methods
  • 6 to 9 hours of critical studies
  • 3 hours of dramaturgy or historiography
  • 3 hours of seminars in production
  • 6 hours of electives

At least 21 hours must be elected in the Department of Theatre and Dance. Candidates must pass a comprehensive examination. A scholarly thesis is required.


For more detail on courses and degree requirements, refer to the Graduate Bulletin.