In addition to the University Graduate School online application and our departmental admission requirements, applicants to the MFA in Playwriting program need to complete additional criteria for admission.
Applicants to the MFA in Playwriting should submit one complete full-length play that best represents the applicant and demonstrates his or her strength as a candidate. A second full-length play will be requested if a candidate is the finalist for the Fellowship. If an applicant does not have a full-length play and would like to submit a shorter work, please contact us for special permission.
Please also submit a narrative bio and a short (2-3 pages) statement about objectives for the program and your reasons for applying. Explain what, specifically, in your work you would like to address in graduate school.
A virtual interview is required. Finalists for the Fellowship may receive partial funding for an on-campus tour and interview. References will be requested for Fellowship finalists. Reference requirements consist of name, title, phone number and email address for three individuals that can speak to your work as a student and playwright. The three references can be the same individuals who wrote letters of recommendation to meet the University Graduate School Admissions Application requirement.