The Graduate School Advance to a Higher Degree

Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts

Supported Degree Objectives


  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Required Supporting Documents


  • Transcripts
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Audition/Portfolio
    • Usually Through U/RTA
  • Resume
  • English Proficiency (Non-native English speaking international applicants: choose a test below)
    • TOEFL: Internet-Based Test (IBT): Minimum Overall Required Score: 80
      • Minimum section requirements:
        • Reading: 19
        • Listening: 14
        • Speaking: 18
        • Writing: 18
    • TOEFL: Paper-Delivered Test: Minimum Overall Required Score: No minimum
      • Minimum section requirements:
        • Reading: 19
        • Listening: 14
        • Writing: 18
    • IELTS (Academic Module): Minimum Overall Required Score: 6.5
      • Minimum section requirements:
        • Reading: 6.5
        • Listening: 6.0
        • Speaking: 6.0
        • Writing: 5.5
  • English Proficiency (Non-native English speaking international applicants)
    • TSE (Required for Teaching Assistantship Applicants Only)
      • Minimum Score of 50

Master's Degree Program Requirements


  • Cumulative Grade Point Average from most recently conferred undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree:
    • 3.0 or equivalent (A=4.0)
  • Indicate Area of Study:
    • Acting: Professional Acting Training (Recruits every three years)
    • Directing: (Recruits every three years)
    • Design & Technology: Costume, Lighting, Scene, Sound, Technical Direction, Theatre Engineering

Application Deadlines


  • Fall Spring Summer
    February 15* Special Cases Only No Entry

  • *Priority Deadline

Program Contact Information


  • Name Beth Daugerty
    Phone 765-494-1227
    Email bbessler@purdue.edu
    Web Program Website
    Address Graduate Program in Theatre
    Patti & Rusty Rueff School
    of Visual and Performing Arts
    Purdue University
    552 West Wood Street
    West Lafayette, IN 47907-2002
    USA

Ernest C. Young Hall, Room 170 | 155  S. Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2114 | 765-494-2600

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