Admission Requirements & Deadlines | Towson University

Get the details on how to apply to the Theatre (M.F.A.) program.

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. *See Exceptions to Policy in Graduate Admissions.

We accept a cohort of students for fall admission, even years only. The fall 2022
application opens July 1, 2021. Priority will be given to students whose application
and materials have been received by March 1, 2022.

Application Procedure

Candidates are screened by both the M.F.A. program and by University Admissions.

  • 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 (the email addresses of your recommenders must be entered on the application)
  • A list of at least three other references, with telephone numbers, whom the department
    may contact for additional evaluations.

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

* Non-immigrant international students: See additional admission information in International Graduate Admissions

* For any financial information, please visit the following pages: tuition and expenses, financial education. 

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