Theatre Education, M.A. | Online | Catholic University of America | Washington, D. C., United States
12 months
52190 USD/year
52190 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Theatre Education -- MATE -- degree program from Catholic University of America is one of five graduate theatre programs offered by the Department of Drama. The MATE degree program is the only one of its kind in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.


Designed to specifically accommodate the schedules of working professionals, all classes are offered in the evenings year round. 

This entire Theatre Education degree from Catholic University of America may be earned completely via online courses. Students meet with the instructor and classmates via video conferencing and submit all assignments electronically.

Courses that require in-person meetings are scheduled in SUMMER sessions.

The MATE program accepts applications year round. It is possible to start in the Fall, Spring, or Summer. If you have applied or plan to apply, please contact the Head of the Program, Rosalind Flynn (

Theatre Educator Track

Choose this track if you are or want to be:

  • a high school theatre teacher
  • a middle school theatre teacher
  • an elementary school theatre teacher
  • a director of educational theatre productions
  • a director of theatre education at a performing arts institution

Creative Teaching Through Drama Track

Choose this track if you are or want to be:

  • a classroom teacher who wants to add arts-integrated drama learning strategies to your teaching repertoire to increase student engagement and comprehension
  • a teaching artist in search of an advanced degree that will increase the skills you bring to your education drama residencies

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Drama in Education
  • Teaching Theatre
  • Design Applications
  • Production Design and Management
  • Western Theatre and Culture
  • Elements of Directing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Blended, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Every International applicant needs to return a completed application.
  • Submit a $60 nonrefundable application fee. Payment must be in the form of a check or money order payable in U.S. currency to The Catholic University of America.
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency
  • Submit confirmation of financial support
  • Submit secondary school report with translated transcripts
  • Receive your admission packet with visa information
  • Secondary School Report
  • Official/Attested Copy of Transcripts

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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