College of Fine Arts and Communication

Theatre (M.F.A.)

Admission Requirements

Application deadline:

The deadline for receipt of applications and supporting materials is March 1; however, priority will be given to students whose applications and supporting materials are received by February 1.

Admission Requirement:

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a grade point average of 3.00 or higher. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for conditional admission. All matriculated students are accepted conditionally for one year. Before the end of the third term of study, there will be a review process in which a student is either fully accepted or denied continuance.

Application procedure:

Candidates are screened by both the M.F.A. program and by the Graduate School.

The following admission materials should be submitted to the Graduate School Office, Towson University, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252:

  • A Graduate School application with required fee.
  • Official transcripts from every college or university attended.
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to the applicant's talent, scholarship, collaborative skills and ability to thrive in a self-directed program. (Hard copies or online recommendations accepted).
  • A personal artistic statement outlining the candidate's goals as a theatre artist and the specific relevance of the M.F.A. program at Towson to the candidate's objectives.
  • A current professional resume.
  • A list of at least three other references, with telephone numbers, whom the department may contact for additional evaluations.

Additional materials listed below should be submitted electronically to or if hard materials are preferred submit to the Department of Theatre Arts, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252

  • Slides, photographs, video, DVD reviews, papers, scripts, or other supporting materials in multiple artistic disciplines.

An interview may be granted at the discretion of M.F.A. faculty following initial admission screening.


Naoko Maeshiba, Director
MFA Program in Theatre Arts
Center for the Arts, Room 3034 (map)

Phone: 410-704-2791
Fax: 410-704-3914

  Students are admitted for the fall term only.

The deadline for completed applications and admission credentials is Mar. 1.







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