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Admission Criteria

Entrance TermApplication Deadline
FallMay 1

Current MU undergraduate students are eligible to apply to this program. To be considered for admission to the accelerated MA program in Theatre and performance a student must:

  • Apply by May 1st for admission that fall.
  • Have completed 90 hours toward a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Earned a minimum 3.0 overall G.P.A.

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.

For the Theatre Program

All application materials must be submitted to the Graduate School online application system.

  • Three Letters of Recommendation. The individual writing the letter of recommendation should submit letters electronically.
  • CV.
  • Personal Statement (2-3 pp.). Please include in your personal statement your reasons for applying to MU Theatre’s graduate program; please address specifically why and how our program and our faculty will help you achieve your personal and professional goals.
  • Writing Sample(s). Please submit 2 examples of scholarly writing; if you are also a creative writer please submit one example (play, performance text, screenplay, etc.)