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Doctorate in Theatre

Admission Criteria

Deadline: January 15. We only admit once a year, barring extraordinary circumstances

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in the last 60 hours
  • GPA of 3.5 or better in master’s program

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based 112 17 17 17 17
TOEFL Paper-based 650 52 52 N/A 52
IELTS Academic 8 6 6 6 6

Minimum GRE Scores

When did you take the GRE? Verbal Quantitative Analytical
Prior to August 1, 2011 600 550 5.0
On or after August 1, 2011 160 146 4.0

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.  
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Theatre Program 

  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • GRE score report
  • Statement of purpose
  • Professional resume or portfolio
  • Scholarly writing sample
  • Creative (dramatic) writing samples

Admission Contact Information

Jabarbara Jennings
Department of Theatre
129 Fine Arts Building
Columbia, MO 65211

Director of Graduate Studies
Dr. Cheryl Black 
129 B Fine Arts Building
Columbia, MO 65211

Theatre Website