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Application Information for the PhD Program in Theatre and Drama

The UC San Diego application portal for the Fall 2022 cohort opens September 8, 2021 and closes January 5, 2022.

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.

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

*Please note that the GRE is NOT required for the Fall 2022 admissions cycle*

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