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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

You must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for admission.  Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the program.

    • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution comparable in standard and content to a bachelor’s degree from Hunter College.
    • Play Manuscript - Submit a full length play or a one act play of at least 40 pages as a PDF. A digital copy of the manuscript needs to be uploaded in the online applications system before submitting the application
    • Two letters of recommendation from appropriate academic or professional references.



    • Applicants whose native language is not English and who have taken all or part of their undergraduate education in a country where English is not the native language are required to submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The following minimum scores must be obtained:
        • Paper Based Test: 550
        • Computer Administered Test: 213
        • Internet Based Test: 60 (less speaking component)


Interviews will be conducted with a select group of candidates after the initial review of application is completed. (Only matriculated students will be eligible to take MFA courses.) Admission will be decided by the Artistic Director and the MFA faculty. The deadline for application is March 1st.

Maya Macdonald and Charly Evon Simpson, second year MFA students; Reading from their own work at Dramaticules, an evening of Short Plays
(photo credit: Ilana Krugolets)

For more information, please contact Brighde Mullins, Program Director at

For more information about applying to the program visit the graduate admissions website here.

Ready to apply? Start the online application process

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