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Master's in Theatre 14-Month/Alternative Scheduling


Earn your Master’s in Theatre in as little as 14 months without leaving your job!

Texas A&M University-Commerce offers alternative scheduling options for our Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Theatre. The alternative scheduling is specially designed for those who are working/teaching full-time and are unable to pursue the traditional graduate school experience. Enroll in intensive, day-long, face-to-face classes during the summers and online classes during the fall and spring semesters.

This program is designed for commuters! We have students attending from all over the state.

The face-to-face classes taken in the summer are generally all-day intensive classes taken in two back-to-back days each week (generally Mondays and Tuesdays) in Commerce. These classes typically run from 9am - 4pm with the student engaging in independent research, assignments, etc. from home for the remainder of each week. This allows students to commute to Commerce to attend face-to-face classes in the summer by arranging overnight accommodations nearby.

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Schedule

How can I finish the degree in 14-months?

Schedule-at-a-glance for 14-month degree plan:

Summer I

  • Two face-to-face courses (total of six credit hours)

Summer II

  • Two face-to-face courses (total of six credit hours)

Fall

  • Two online courses (total of six credit hours)

Spring

  • Two online courses (total of six credit hours)

Summer I

  • Two face-to-face courses (total of six credit hours)

Summer II

  • Two face-to-face courses (total of six credit hours)


Within 14 months you will have completed the 36 semester credit hours needed to graduate with your Master’s in Theatre.

Do I have to start the program in the Summer I term?

If your goal is to complete the program within a 14-month timeframe, then "yes," you need to start in the Summer I term. However, our alternative scheduling (face-to-face in the summer terms and online in the fall and spring terms) simply provides you the opportunity to be active in a master's program while working full-time. Starting in the fall or spring terms, or taking fewer classes in the summer terms may be ideal for some students.

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DegreePlan

For a full list of Department of Theatre graduate course offerings, visit the online graduate catalog.

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PRINTABLE APPLICATION CHECKLIST - Providing you step-by-step instructions on the application process.

REQUIREMENTS-AT-A-GLANCE:

  • Application www.applytexas.org
  • Application Fee $50 domestic/$75 international
  • One Letter of Recommendation
  • Official Bachelor’s Transcripts
  • Statement of Goals
  • Resume
  • GRE – Requirement may be waived*
  • Additional items required for international students
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