Application Information

In order to apply to the program, you must do the following:

  1. Please visit the web pages of the Office of Graduate Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at www.gradartsci.villanova.edu to request additional information, view application deadlines or to begin your online application.
  2. Contact, Rev. David Cregan, O.S.A, Ph.D., Chairperson, by email or 610-519-4760 to discuss your interest in doing graduate work.

Degree Program

Applicants to the Degree Program should submit the following materials:

  1. Application for admission online.
  2. Application Fee: $50 payable by credit card online. The fee is waived for students with a Villanova degree.
  3. Transcripts: Step 1 - You may upload unofficial copies of your transcripts in the online application in order to receive an admission decision. However, those who are offered admission must complete the following process in order to enroll. Step 2- Official transcripts of all previous college work undergraduate (and graduate where applicable), must be sent directly from your registrar's office to the Office of Graduate Studies at Villanova. (Applicants in their last year of undergraduate study who have not completed their bachelor’s degree should provide a transcript of all courses completed at the time of application, and submit an official transcript when the undergraduate degree is completed.)
  4. Three Letters of Recommendation: Please use the form found on the online application.
  5. Graduate Record Examination: Please note that GRE scores from tests taken more than five years before the date of application will not be accepted.
  6. A Resume of the applicant’s theatrical experience, with a photo/headshot.

Non-Degree Certificate Program

Applicants to the non-degree Certificate Program should submit the following materials:

  1. Application for admission online.
  2. Application Fee: $50 payable by credit card online. The fee is waived for students with a Villanova degree.
  3. Transcripts: Step 1 - You may upload unofficial copies of your transcripts in the online application in order to receive an admission decision. However, those who are offered admission must complete the following process in order to enroll. Step 2- Official transcripts of all previous college work undergraduate (and graduate where applicable), must be sent directly from your registrar's office to the Office of Graduate Studies at Villanova. (Applicants in their last year of undergraduate study who have not completed their bachelor’s degree should provide a transcript of all courses completed at the time of application, and submit an official transcript when the undergraduate degree is completed.)
  4. Two Letters of Recommendation: Please use the form found on the online application.
  5. A Resume of the applicant’s theatrical experience, with a photo/headshot.

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Important Dates

Nov. 24, 2013

Theatre Department Open House

Feb. 1, 2014
Theatre Department Scholarship & Assistantship Applications Due

Feb. 21, 2013
Theatre Department Scholarship & Assistantship Interviews

Requirements

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Applicants to the Master’s program in Theatre must hold a bachelor's degree from an institution accredited by one of the regional accrediting agencies, with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.

Send all application materials to:
Office of Graduate Studies
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

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