How to Apply

To apply to the M.F.A. program in Acting a completed application and $120.00 fee ($140.00 for international applicants) is required. The application fee must be submitted online (checks will not be accepted). All graduate applications are submitted electronically and must be supported by appropriate academic transcripts from each college/university attended and three letters of recommendation. Unofficial transcripts must be submitted online with the graduate application. Official transcripts must be provided only after a candidate has been accepted by the program and formally admitted to the university. All letters of recommendation must be submitted online.

Please be sure to specify on the online application your "Specific Area of Interest" as Acting.

For Acting applicants, the GRE exam is not required. After we have received and processed your M.F.A. application and application fee, we will contact you regarding the city and time of your audition/interview starting in November through January in the order in which we received your application. If you move after you submit your application, it is important that you notify our office with your new address and phone number. The deadline for submission of letters of recommendations is March 10th. Headshots and resumes may be uploaded to the electronic application, mailed to the Drama Department, or brought with you to the audition. Only persons who have submitted applications and fees will be assigned an audition/interview time. We unfortunately do not accept walk-ins.

Please know that if you are also applying for a application fee waiver that this will add to the processing time of your application and delay the speed at which you hear from our department to schedule your audition.

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.

Find out more:

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