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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Theatre, MA

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Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts  > School of Theatre and Dance  > Theatre, MA

The MA 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 PhD 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.

For further information, please visit Theatre Studies MA and Summer MA for Theatre Educators program page.

Admission Requirements

Full details on applying for graduate study at the University of Houston is found at www.uh.edu/graduate-school/admissions/how-to-apply/. International applicants have additional documentation and English language proficiency requirements. Please visit www.uh.edu/graduate-school/admissions/international/students/ for more information.

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.

Degree Requirements

Credit hours required for this degree: Thesis, 30.0/Non-Thesis, 36.0

Plan I: Thesis Option

Students must complete at least 30 semester hours which include:

Plan II: Non-Thesis Option

Students must complete at least 36 semester hours which include:

Plan III: Non-Thesis Option for Theatre Educators

The option is offered completely during summer terms and is designed for working theatre educators. Students must complete at least 36 semester hours including:

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