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Masters Program in Theatre - Frequently Asked Questions

When are classes given?
Most classes are held Monday through Thursday evenings starting at 5:30 PM.

How long will it take me to finish my M.A. Degree?
Students take varying amounts of time to complete their degrees depending on their life circumstances.  Family and work commitments and personal finances determine how many courses a student will take each semester.  Most students complete their degrees within 18 months to 3 years.  We try to be flexible enough to accommodate individual needs.

Can I transfer credits earned in other institutions?
You may transfer up to 12 credits of graduate coursework with the approval of the graduate advisor.

How large are the classes?
All graduate classes are seminars and usually have between 10 and 15 students.

Can I enter the program on a trial basis?
You may enter the program as a non-matriculated student without filing a formal application. You need only bring proof of an undergraduate degree to the graduate admissions office. You may take up to 3 classes as a non-matriculated student which can be automatically applied to your degree should you matriculate.

What are the procedures for the thesis proposal and graduation?

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