Study the Theatrical Arts
Develop your understanding of the relationship between theatre theory and onstage practice. Our master’s degree program offers an intensive study of dramatic traditions as well as practical, artistic explorations. You can earn your master’s degree in as little as 14 months with our accelerated track designed for current educators or those who may be working full-time. For those interested in the traditional graduate experience, our two-year program allows students to dive into graduate school and commit to the University Playhouse’s yearly productions. Earning your master’s degree in theatre prepares you for Ph.D. programs or a variety of careers in education, professional theatre, and much more. Take center stage by enrolling today!
14 months to 2 Years
Foreign language required for MA
Thesis and non-thesis options available
Theatre (MS):: Focus Your Passion
Focus Your Passion
The Department of Theatre offers two different tracks towards earning your master’s degree. Explore what option works best for your career interests and research goals. You can earn your master’s degree in as little as 14 months with our accelerated track. We also offer a more traditional two-year graduate experience.
Our thesis track prepares you for Ph.D. programs and other professions. Work alongside faculty as you research theatre performance, pedagogy, and principles. This option is only available to students pursuing the traditional two-year program.
Total credit hours: 30
Earn your master’s degree in theatre with our non-thesis track. Designed to offer a wide variety of courses, this track provides a broad education in theatre. This option is available to students pursuing the accelerated or two-year track.
Total credit hours: 36
Graduate Program Cost
Tuition and fees for graduate students taking nine credit hours are $3,594 for Texas residents and $6,897 for non-residents.