Admission Requirements & Deadlines

Theatre (M.F.A.) 

Application Deadline

Admission to the Theatre (M.F.A.) is for the fall term, even years only. The next cohort will start in fall 2024. The application will open in the fall.

  • Final Deadline: June 15, 2024

Admission Criteria

  • No GRE scores are required.
  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 is required for full admission to the program, and 2.75 is required for conditional admission. All GPA calculations for admission are based upon the last 60 credits of undergraduate and post-baccalaureate study. See graduate admissions policies for more information.
  • An interview may be granted at the discretion of M.F.A. faculty following initial admission screening. Candidates are screened by both the M.F.A. program and by University Admissions.

Application Requirements

Submit an online application, application fee and official transcripts, along with:

  • Letters of Recommendation: 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 (email addresses of your recommenders must be entered on the application) are required
  • Personal Statement: 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 University to the candidate's objectives
  • Resume: A current professional resume.
  • Portfolio: Selected slides, photographs, video, DVD reviews, papers, scripts or other supporting materials in multiple artistic disciplines
  • References: A list of at least three other references, with telephone numbers, whom the department may contact for additional evaluations.

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

U.S. Immigration requires F1 and J1 students to be enrolled full-time with the majority of their classes taken in-person and on campus. For a list of TU programs that comply as well as information on required credential evaluations and English-language proficiency, please see admission requirements for international students.

Contact Information


MFA Program in Theatre Arts
Steven Satta
Center for the Arts,
Room 3037