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Application Information for the Ph.D. Program in Theatre and Drama

The following materials must be uploaded to the UC San Diego application portal.

  • Two samples of critical writing (minimum 15 pages), one of which deals with an aspect of drama or theatre.
  • Official transcripts or official copies of academic records from all post-secondary institutions attended.
  • A minimum of three letters of recommendation. For the online letter of recommendation process, you must provide the email address of each recommender.
  • Statement of purpose.

You must also take the GRE.

After a review of all application materials, a personal or telephone interview may be arranged.

If you have questions about our graduate programs or the application process, please contact the Graduate Coordinator at (858) 534-1046 or