M.A. degree program in theater
HEGIS code 1007
NYS SED program code 04002

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The Department of Theater offers a master of arts degree in theater, with emphasis on theater history and criticism. This 33-credit program requires a minimum of 24 credits to be completed in the Department of Theater with the remaining credits chosen in consultation with the program head. The program is an important step toward a doctorate in theater.

Program Heads

Office Hours
Tesman, Laura Graduate Deputy   312b WhiteHead ltesman @ brooklyn.cuny.edu Email for appointments


Admission Requirements

Department Theater
Fall Application Deadline The program does not accept applications for Fall
Spring Application Deadline The program does not accept applications for Spring
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

1. Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (applicants who earned a bachelor's degree outside the United States need to submit a 'Course by Course International Transcript Evaluation.' http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply/documents.php)

2. Two letters of recommendation and a personal statement.


I. F-1 or J-1 international students must submit English Proficiency Exam. TOEFL- 79, IELTS- 6.5, PTE- 58-63, Duolingo 105-160.

Interview may be required.

Refer to instructions at http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply.php .
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) 600, 250, 100
Examinations none


This program is currently not accepting applications.
Matriculation requirements
Applicants must offer at least 18 credits in theater courses including at least one course in each of the following: dramatic literature, theater history, and theater production.

General matriculation and admission requirements of Graduate Studies are in the section "Admission."

Degree requirements
Thirty-three credits are required for the degree.

The following courses are required: Theater 7142X, 7211X, 7214X, 7215X, 7216X, 7222X, 7231X or 7232X or 7233X, 7742X..

At least 24 credits must be completed in courses in the Department of Theater. The remaining credits required for the degree must be in courses chosen in consultation with the program head.

Students must submit a thesis acceptable to the department. Information about requirements for the thesis is in the section "Academic Regulations and Procedures."

Courses in the Department of Theater offered toward the degree must be 7000-level courses.

The program of study must be approved in advance by the program head.