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 and a minimum GPA of 2.50 is required for a professional admission.
We accept a cohort of students every other year. Next cycle starts in fall, 2016. The deadline for receipt of applications and supporting materials is February 15, 2015; however, priority will be given to students whose applications and supporting materials are received by February 1.
Candidates are screened by both the M.F.A. program and by University Admissions. The following admission materials should be submitted to University Admissions, Towson University, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252:
A graduate school application with required fee
Official transcripts from every college or university attended
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
Selected slides, photographs, video, DVD reviews, papers, scripts or other supporting materials in multiple artistic disciplines
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 list of at least three other references, with telephone numbers, whom the department may contact for additional evaluations
For any questions, please contact the administrative director, email@example.com. An interview may be granted at the discretion of M.F.A. faculty following initial admission screening.
MFA Program in Theatre Arts
Center for the Arts, Room 3034 (map)