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Theatre concentration - Drama Therapy

Kansas State University

12 months
21524 USD/year
21524 USD/year
11856 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Kansas State University is one of the few master level theatre programs in the U.S. which offers a concentration in drama therapy, which is offered through the Theatre concentration - Drama Therapy program. 


One of the strengths of the Theatre concentration - Drama Therapy program at Kansas State University is its strong theatre base and opportunities for creating drama-in-education, theatre-in-education, or issue-based community projects. Service learning and internships are incorporated into courses to provide students with direct client contact experiences.

Learning outcomes

30 semester credits are required, including a minimum of 6 courses (18 credits) in drama therapy, one course in dramatic literature (3 credits), one other course in theatre (3 credits), and at least two electives in psychology or marriage and family therapy (6 credits). Students are encouraged to participate in drama therapy internships and practica throughout their course of study.

Drama Therapy students are required to focus their creative projects on an aspect of drama therapy. The Kansas State University MA program fulfills many of the requirements of the North American Drama Therapy Association’s Alternative Training Program. Other alternative training requirements can be earned through additional course electives in drama therapy and psychology beyond the basic 30 hours of the MA.

Students in the drama therapy concentration may apply for Graduate Teaching Assistantship positions in Public Speaking, Introduction to Theatre, or Acting. These GTA positions cover the cost of tuition and pay an additional stipend.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Creative Drama
  • Drama Therapy with Special Populations
  • Principles of Drama Therapy
  • Creative Arts Therapies
  • Workshop in Playwriting
  • Ethics and Professionalism in Drama Therapy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All international students admitted to the Graduate School must demonstrate the same level of achievement as U.S. students. That is, they must hold a degree from an established institution comparable to a college or university in the United States, have an outstanding undergraduate record, have the demonstrated ability to do graduate work, and provide evidence of language proficiency sufficient for the pursuit of a graduate degree. Admission may be denied to students from technical schools, which may provide excellent training in special areas, but do not offer degrees equivalent to those of colleges and universities. As a rule, students from abroad are not admitted to nondegree status (that is, as special students). Questions about the qualifications of international students should be directed to the Graduate School.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21524 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    21524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21524 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11856 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11856 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

900 - 1400 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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