Theatre, MA

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Thesis Option

Total Hours: 30 Hours

Required Core
TH 4953Directing3
TH 5113Theatre History and Theory I3
TH 5513Theatre History and Theory II3
TH 5313Dramaturgy3
TH 5600Seminar in Dramatic Literature3
One approved graduate-level seminar outside of the Department of Theatre3
Hours Subtotal18
Electives
Select 6 hours6
Topics in Advanced Acting
Seminar in Theatre
Individual Theatre Projects
Problems in Advanced Directing
Seminar in Dramatic Literature
Graduate electives in other departments
TH 4000-level courses with an * in the OSU Catalog.
Hours Subtotal6
Thesis
TH 5000Master’s Thesis and Research6
Hours Subtotal6
Total Hours30

Non-Thesis Option

Total Hours: 32 Hours

Required Core
TH 4953Directing3
TH 5113Theatre History and Theory I3
TH 5513Theatre History and Theory II3
TH 5313Dramaturgy3
TH 5600Seminar in Dramatic Literature3
One approved graduate-level seminar outside of the Department of Theatre3
Hours Subtotal18
Electives
Select 11 hours11
Topics in Advanced Acting
Seminar in Theatre
Individual Theatre Projects
Problems in Advanced Directing
Seminar in Dramatic Literature
Graduate electives in other departments
TH 4000-level courses with an * in the OSU Catalog.
Hours Subtotal11
Creative Component
TH 5100Master’s Creative Component and Research3
Hours Subtotal3
Total Hours32

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Graduate College Masters Degree Requirements

Plan I (coursework with thesis)

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours
    • A minimum of 24 coursework credit hours comprised of:
      • 6 research or creative component credit hours
      • 21 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer hours with "B" or better)
      • 21 credit hours at 5000- or 6000-level

Plan II (coursework without thesis)

  • A minimum of 32 credit hours
    • A maximum of 3 credit hours of research or creative component
    • A minimum of 23 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer credit hours with "B" or better)
    • A minimum of 21 credit hours at the 5000- or 6000-level