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Theatre Studies, M.A.

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University rank #651 (QS) , TX,
The M.A. degree program in Theatre Studies at UH is recommended for individuals with a strong interest in the scholarly aspects of theatre-particularly dramaturgy, theatre history, and performance studies.


The program is ideal for students interested in going on to pursue the Ph.D. or working as a professional dramaturg. This program constitutes Options I and II of the program (Thesis vs Non-thesis options). 

Option III of the program is the summer program, MA for Theatre Educators. The summer MA program is an affordable and convenient path for busy theatre educators to accomplish a graduate degree in three short summer sessions. Coursework in the summer MA is developed keeping in mind that students want to further develop their theatre education programs and classes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Technical Production
  • Dramatic Thry&Criticism
  • Scenic, Costume,& Lighting Design I

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

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). Conditional admission may be granted to domestic applicants 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    966 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 966 USD per credit and a duration of .
  • National

    444 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 444 USD per credit and a duration of .
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • National: $444.56/SCH
  • International: $966.56/SCH

Living costs for Houston

  • 1067 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

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