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MA-Theatre  (MA-THEA)
MS-Theatre  (MS-THEA)

The goals of the graduate program (MA or MS) in theatre are to:

  1. Develop an understanding of the relationship between dramatic theory and onstage practice;
  2. Study the dramatic tradition and the history of the performing arts;
  3. Prepare students for doctoral programs in theatre studies;
  4. Prepare students for community college teaching;
  5. Provide the skills and experience necessary for entry into professional theatre, film and television; and
  6. Supplement the knowledge and skills of secondary education teachers.

Performing Arts Center laboratories are available in two theatres, shops, a complete television studio and two radio stations. Several graduate assistantships are available.

Required Documents for Admission

Admission Consideration Requirements for All Students

  • Apply Texas Application
  • Application fee:  $50 domestic student 
  • All official transcripts - Bachelor's degree, including all transcripts used towards bachelor's degree.  Any master's degree transcript or transcripts with graduate coursework (if applicable).
  • One (1) Letter of Recommendation
  • Resume(Vita)
  • Statement of goals:  1-2 pages totaling 250-500 words.  Addressing previous theatrical experience, training and how the Master's in Theatre at Texas A&M University - Commerce will aid the student in specifically achieving their outlined future goals.

Additional Admission Consideration Requirements for International Students Only

  • Application fee, $75.00, US dollars (this may be paid online when you apply)
  • Bank Statement from the sponsor, must reflect a balance of at least $26,024.82 USD (must be less than 1 year old)
  • Official sponsor statement
  • Official transcripts (with a copy of the provisional certificate or diploma)
    For more information on official transcripts, please click here and read FAQ question:  What transcripts do I submit for my admission?

  • English Proficiency:

    • Official TOEFL report (IBT at least 79, or CBT at least 213, or PBT at least 550), scores must be less than 2 years old, or
    • Official IELTS report (at least overall 6.00 band), scores must be less than 2 years old, or
    • Official PTE report (at least overall 53 or higher), scores must be less than 2 years old,
    • Official Duolingo report (at least overall 105 or higher), scores must be less than 2 years old, or
    • Completion (all years) of a bachelor's degree or higher degree from a U.S. regionally accredited university.

Application Packet Submission Deadline:

Domestic student applications are accepted throughout the year.

International student applications (including all required documents and for programs that are not fully online) have the following deadlines:

Fall admission consideration:          June 1

Spring admission consideration:     October 15

Summer admission consideration:  March 15