24 months
17698 USD/year
17698 USD/year
9518 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Dance Studies at Texas Tech University is to prepare the dance educator for teaching and scholarship.


Dance Studies at Texas Tech University offers investigation into a range of disciplinary practices and includes in-depth study of dance histories, arts advocacy, pedagogies, and critical reading and writing. Students also investigate movement practices in the contexts of choreography, anatomy and kinesiology, somatics, and collaboration. Completion of a written thesis or thesis project in a specialized area is required.

The online Master of Arts in Dance Studies at Texas Tech University requires a minimum of 36 semester hours of graduate-level course requirements.

Upon completion of this degree, students will be able to:

  • Engage in rigorous investigation of dance in diverse artistic, cultural, and educational contexts.
  • Synthesize and demonstrate the creative, physical, and intellectual skills needed to research, write about, discuss, teach, and practice dance at the graduate level.
  • Distinguish and analyze individual areas of interest relative to the student's professional goals in the form of a thesis project.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dance histories
  • Arts advocacy
  • Pedagogies
  • Critical reading and writing
  • Research

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate degree transcripts with a GPA of at least 3.0
  • Three letters of recommendation, preferably two references in the area of dance 
  • Resume/CV
  • Academic writing sample (10-page limit) and/or video sample of creative work/teaching (2-min. clip minimum – no edited reels. We will view up to 5 minutes, so please indicate cue point if you send a longer sample.)
  • Statement of purpose for graduate studies:
  • Describe your academic interests and goals specific to this program. 
  • Describe the aspects of your background relevant to your interest in this program. This may include your undergraduate or professional work.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17698 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17698 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    17698 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17698 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    9518 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9518 USD per year during 24 months.


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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