The candidate for the 30 (minimum) credit MA degree will normally complete a thesis, but may, with the approval of the supervisory committee, present a thesis alternative Plan B (in this case 36 credits minimum required).
Two advanced theatre history or dramatic literature courses selected from the Theatre Arts, English, or Languages, Philosophy, and Speech Communication departments are also required (6 credits).
Students must also complete two 5000- or 6000-level THEA courses, two of which must be in a single area.
Generally, students complete up to 8 thesis credits in THEA 6970 . However, under special circumstances, a Plan B option in this program is available, requiring 12 credits of special project work and no more than 3 thesis credits in THEA 6970 , for a total of 36 credits minimum.
In addition, the language requirements for the MA degree must be fulfilled.