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PhD in Theatre

Doctor of Philosophy in Theatre

Specialization in Theatre History, Dramatic Literature, and Dramatic Theory and Criticism


Application Procedures

Applicant should submit the following materials directly to the LSU Office of Graduate Admissions

Apply online at the LSU Office of Graduate Admissions

What’s needed to apply:

  • Online application and fee
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended
  • GRE scores

In addition, applicant should submit the following materials directly to the LSU Department of Theatre (attention, Head of Doctoral Program)

  • Resume
  • Three letters of reference
  • Sample of critical writing

Admission Requirements

(see Graduate Catalogue for full details)

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a foreign institution
  • A gpa of at least 3.00 (“A”=4.00) on all undergraduate work (or at least half-degree requirement) and a 3.00 gpa or better on any graduate work already completed; International applicants must have at least a 3.00 gpa, or equivalent, on all college-level work previously attempted
  • Acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Examination or GRE (in some cases, a high GRE may be used to compensate for a low gpa)

The Department of Theatre expects a combined score of 1000 on the GRE, though gpa and other education-related or professional factors may compensate for a lower score.