Master of Arts

Degree Programs

How to Apply

  1. Apply as a graduate student online -
    • For admission consideration to Wayne State University, submit the completed application, official transcripts and application fee as directed.
  2. Prospective graduate students must be accepted by the university and also accepted into the Department of Theatre and Dance through a successful audition (acting) or interview (design/technical theatre). 

    Upcoming regional audition dates:

    More dates to be announced soon

To set up an audition/interview or for more information about applying to the M.F.A  program, call (313) 577-3508 or email

Deadline for applications is generally mid-January and admission decisions are usually made by mid-March.  Applications are accepted, however, until all openings are filled.

  • Admission to any graduate-level degree program in the Department of Theatre and Dance is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School.

  • Applicants must have at least a 3.0 ('B') grade point average in their undergraduate degree. 

  • A minimum of fifteen credits in the area of specialization is preferred. 

International students only: 
Most international students are required to pass the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). For more information about requirements for international students, go to The Office of International Students and Scholars or direct your questions to:

Office of International Students and Scholars
416 Welcome Center
42 W. Warren
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: 313-577-3422 Fax: 313-577-2962