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Master of Arts in Theatre Arts

The Master of Arts degree in Theatre Arts requires a minimum of 30 semester hours beyond the baccalaureate. Completion of the MA degree requires a thesis and a final examination.

Course Type Credit Hours
M.A. Core Courses 9 hours
Electives 15 hours
Master's Thesis (TH A 6000) 6 hours (minimum)
Total: 30 hours

Completion of the Master of Arts program requires the student to complete 30 semester hours of course work. This includes 9 hours of MA Core Courses, 15 hours of Electives as approved by the Chair of the student's Thesis Committee and/or the Graduate Advisor, and 6 hours of Thesis (TH A 6000).

Core Courses (9 Semester Hours)

Electives - 15 hours, one course to be selected from each of the following groups:


Arts Administration


History, Theory, and Criticism