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M.A. Program in Theatre

Admission Requirements*

  • A bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited college or university.
  • Demonstrate the potential to successfully pursue graduate study, that is, have attained a minimum undergraduate grade average of B+ in the field selected for the graduate major and a minimum grade average of B+ in the undergraduate record as a whole.
  • Students accepted for matriculation in the M.A. Program in Theatre must have completed the Lehman College undergraduate major in Theatre, or its equivalent at another institution, or have completed 27 credits of prerequisite coursework.
  • Two letters of recommendation.

*Note: Students are not being accepted into this program in the period 2013-2015.

Degree Requirements

Each candidate must complete an approved program of study of at least 30 credits, which shall include SPE 700 (Introduction to Research Methods). Up to nine hours of related courses in other departments may be counted toward the 30 credits, with permission of the Graduate Coordinator.

In addition to the course requirements, the candidate must (1) present an acceptable thesis in the student's area of specialization and/or (2) complete and satisfactorily pass an oral and/or written comprehensive examination. The student's choice requires approval by a faculty committee in the area of specialization. A student who does not write a thesis may not take THE 799 (Thesis Seminar). Instead, the student must earn 3 credits in another course, to achieve a total of 33 credits.

Last modified: 8/4/2015