Master of Arts - University of Houston
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A Master of Art degree is a graduate degree that you typically pursue following the completion of a bachelor’s degree. These degrees come in various lengths and specializations and can better prepare you for a career in your field of study. A master’s degree can provide you with a more focused education while allowing you to build upon your desired skill sets. The School of Theatre and Dance offers the M.A. in Theatre Studies degree which is completed in the fall/spring semesters, and the Summer M.A. for Theatre Educators program which is completed only in the summer. 

M.A. in Theatre Studies  

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. A select number of students are admitted to the M.A. program each year, ensuring a high degree of individual contact with faculty. Please email Alison Christy for additional information. 

Priority given to applications received by February 15; however, applications continue to be accepted throughout the Spring. Absolute Deadline (if space is still available) is May 15 of the same year. 

Admission Requirements 

  • UH application: Apply online through the University of Houston Graduate School 
  • The GRE requirement for the M.A. in Theatre Studies has been suspended for Fall 21 and Spring 22. 
  • Program inquiries: Alison Christy 

Click here for M.A. in Theatre Studies Application Instructions and Details

Summer M.A. for Theatre Educators  

Our Summer M.A. for Theatre Educators program is an affordable and convenient path for busy theatre educators to accomplish a graduate degree in three short summer sessions. Twelve theatre educators will be accepted this summer to begin their two-year path toward a Master of Arts in Theatre. 

Coursework in the Summer M.A. is developed keeping in mind that you want to further develop your theatre programs and your classes. Our faculty is eager for the opportunity to teach working professional theatre educators. Besides the dedicated faculty, you will have at your disposal the many resources and amenities that the University of Houston has to offer its graduate students. 

Priority given to applications received by March 15; however, applications continue to be accepted throughout the Spring. Absolute Deadline (if space is still available) is May 15 of the same year. 

Admission Requirements 

  • UH application: Apply online through the University of Houston Graduate School 
  • School of Theatre & Dance application: Submit an electronic portfolio to the School of Theatre & Dance. 
  • Program inquiries: Jessica Ferrarone. 

Click here for Summer M.A. for Theatre Educators Application Instructions and Details