Supported Degree Objectives

  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Required Supporting Documents

English Proficiency Requirements

  • The following English proficiency minimum scores are required by this program for the tests listed below. To view additional English proficiency options accepted by this program and the Graduate School, visit the English Proficiency Requirements page.

TOEFL: Internet-Based Test (IBT): Minimum Overall Required Score: 80
Minimum section requirements:

  • Reading: 19
  • Listening: 14
  • Speaking: 27
  • Writing: 18

IELTS (Academic Module): Minimum Overall Required Score: 6.5
Minimum section requirements:

  • Reading: 6.5
  • Listening: 6
  • Speaking: 8
  • Writing: 5.5

Please refer to the following website for the most current requirements:

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)
    • 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 Daugherty
    Phone 765-494-3080
    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
Purdue West Lafayette campus