Theatre & Drama M.A.

Use your Graduate Academic Bulletin

Although every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, the official source of information regarding our graduate degree requirements is the University Graduate School Bulletin.

Official requirements for our M.A. degrees can be found by clicking on the Bulletin below:

2019-20: Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance University Graduate School Academic Bulletin

Completion of the M.F.A.

The degree requires a well-balanced program of at least 30 semester hours, including:

  • T500, Introduction to Graduate Study and Research (1.5 cr.)
  • T501, Historiography (1.5 cr.)
  • At least 20 semester hours in the department. These may include T500 and five semester hours of credit in T895, MA Thesis.
  • The remaining 10 semester hours may be taken in the department or an allied field (or fields) outside the department.
  • At least 15 semester hours in courses numbered 500 or above, which may include T500 and T895.
  • Language requirement: students must demonstrate the ability to translate scholarly materials on theatre from one foreign language to English.
  • A minimum of two semesters, or equivalent summer sessions, in residence at Indiana University.
  • The entire M.A. program must be completed within a five-year period.
  • Students must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0 in all coursework taken for graduate credit.
  • The mastery of a specific topic, demonstrated by a master’s essay or a thesis and an oral examination upon it and appropriate materials.