Theatre and Performance PhD

College of Arts and Sciences

Program Description

The graduate programs in theatre and performance feature a unique integration of scholarship and practice. We believe that if you know something theoretically but don't know it practically, then you don't truly understand its whole theory. Conversely, if you know something practically but don't know it theoretically, then you don't truly understand its whole practice. This program is designed to foster scholar artists who are well versed in research, scholarship and performance practice.

Program Contact

Katie Mallinson
285 Alumni Arena
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: 716-645-6318

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100% of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time

Credits Required

  • 72 Hours


  • 4 Years

Application Fee

  • $75

Admission Tests**

  • GRE

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

** At least one of the admissions tests are required for admission. Test and score requirements/exceptions vary by program. Contact the department for details.