How to Apply

To apply to the UC Irvine Doctoral program, a completed application and $105.00 fee ($125.00 for international applicants) is required. All graduate applications are submitted electronically and must be supported by appropriate academic transcripts (one official transcript per college/university attended), three letters of recommendation, GRE scores, and two writing samples. Transcripts and writing samples may be submitted via mail to the department at the following address: University of California, Irvine, Department of Drama, 249 Drama, Irvine, CA 92697-2775; letters of recommendation can be submitted via mail to the same address or be submitted online.

Should your address change after you submit your application, it is important that you notify our office with your new address and phone number.

The deadline for the submission of your application fee and completion of your application, including submission of all transcripts, letters of recommendation, writing samples, and test scores is February 1st.

Please remember that incomplete application files will not be considered.

Submission of GRE & TOEFL Scores

For those international applicants that are required to take the TOEFL test to measure English language proficiency, a minimum score of 80 is considered passing. To be eligible to receive a teaching assistantship, a minimum score on the speaking portion of 26 is required. For more information, please visit the Graduate Division website.

The UCIrvine institution code to be used for submission of GRE & TOEFL scores is 4859; a departmental code is not necessary for the submission of these test scores.

Find out more:         

          :: Apply Electronically
          :: Graduate Division website
          :: Graduate Housing
          :: International Center
          :: Financial Aid
          :: Drama Department Brochure
          :: English Proficiency Information for International Applicants