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Application Information for the PhD Program

Here is the the information that you need to upload. After you finish determining what you need to upload, you should move on to step three - applying to the University of California.

Materials that must be uploaded by January 6, 2021 include:

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

These materials should be uploaded at or sent to the following address:

UCSD Theatre and Dance
Grad Admissions
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0344

You must also take the GRE.

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

Proceed to Step 1: Basic Information Form >>

Proceed to Step 2: Apply >>

If you have questions about the application process or about the materials required of you, please contact the Graduate Coordinator at (858) 534-1046 or by e-mail at