Theatre History and Criticism, M.A. | Catholic University of America | Washington, D. C., United States
24 months
52190 USD/year
52190 USD/year
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The M.A. Program in Theatre History and Criticism from the Catholic University of America prepares students to enter the field of advanced theatre studies with a particular consideration of the play within its social and historical context.


Located in the heart of our nation’s Capital, the Theatre History and Criticism program at Catholic University of America trains students for a professional career in dramaturgy and admission into the top Ph.D. programs in Theatre nationwide. The program takes advantage of Catholic University’s location by providing qualified students with internships at professional theatres in DC, American Shakespeare Center, Arena Stage, Dog & Pony, First Stage, Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Forum Theatre, Guthrie Theatre, Molotov Theatre, Round House Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Studio Theatre, Theatre J., and access to America’s most important research libraries.

Degree outcomes

Students use their skills as theatre historians and dramaturgs to work alongside theatre professionals, as well as the department’s talented student directors, actors, and playwrights, on both mainstage productions and independent projects.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Dramatic Structures
  • Seminar in Dramaturgy
  • Theatre Theory
  • 20th Century Theatre
  • Seminar: Shakespeare in Theatre
  • Western Theatre and Culture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The M.A. program accepts applications year round.


30 SCH


On Campus

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 24 months.
  • National

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 24 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.


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