Graduate Schools Offering Theatre Programs

In 2017, we have evaluated 210 schools offering theatre programs. The most theatre colleges are in California (30 schools), New York (22 schools), Texas (14 schools), Illinois (10 schools), and Massachusetts (9 schools).

The best theatre program in the United States is offered by Yale University. That graduate school has an excellent theatre program evaluated with five-star rating for curriculum and five-star rating for teaching also.

The Best 50 theatre graduate schools are below. To check all theatre graduate schools, please narrow your search by state or desired diploma. Alternatively, check the recent ranking of the top theater schools and colleges in USA.

Top 50 theatre graduate schools:

Yale University - Graduate School Ranking
1. Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut

New York University - Graduate School Ranking
2. New York University

New York City, New York

University of Southern California - Graduate School Ranking
The New School - Graduate School Ranking
4. The New School

New York City, New York

Columbia University in The City of New York - Graduate School Ranking
Carnegie Mellon University - Graduate School Ranking
6. Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Harvard University - Graduate School Ranking
7. Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts

California Institute of The Arts - Graduate School Ranking
University of California San Diego - Graduate School Ranking
Northwestern University - Graduate School Ranking
10. Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois

University of Central Florida - Graduate School Ranking
Ohio University - Graduate School Ranking
DePaul University - Graduate School Ranking
13. DePaul University

Chicago, Illinois

Brown University - Graduate School Ranking
14. Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island

Boston University - Graduate School Ranking
15. Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts

University of Washington Seattle - Graduate School Ranking
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign - Graduate School Ranking
17. University of Illinois

Champaign, Illinois

California State University Northridge - Graduate School Ranking
Catholic University of America - Graduate School Ranking
19. Catholic University of America

Washington, District of Columbia

Florida State University - Graduate School Ranking
20. Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida

CUNY Graduate School and University Center - Graduate School Ranking
University of Missouri Kansas City - Graduate School Ranking
University of Iowa - Graduate School Ranking
23. University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

CUNY Brooklyn College - Graduate School Ranking
24. CUNY Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, New York

The University of Texas at Austin - Graduate School Ranking
CUNY Hunter College - Graduate School Ranking
26. CUNY Hunter College

New York City, New York

Pace University New York - Graduate School Ranking
27. Pace University New York

New York City, New York

University of Florida - Graduate School Ranking
28. University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida

Villanova University - Graduate School Ranking
29. Villanova University

Villanova, Pennsylvania

University of California Irvine - Graduate School Ranking
University of Wisconsin Madison - Graduate School Ranking
George Washington University - Graduate School Ranking
32. George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia

University of California Santa Cruz - Graduate School Ranking
University of Connecticut - Graduate School Ranking
Temple University - Graduate School Ranking
35. Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ohio State University - Graduate School Ranking
University of Georgia - Graduate School Ranking
California State University Long Beach - Graduate School Ranking
University of California Davis - Graduate School Ranking
Texas Tech University - Graduate School Ranking
Indiana University Bloomington - Graduate School Ranking
University of Minnesota Twin Cities - Graduate School Ranking
University of Houston - Graduate School Ranking
California State University Fullerton - Graduate School Ranking
California State University Los Angeles - Graduate School Ranking
The University of Alabama - Graduate School Ranking
Chapman University - Graduate School Ranking
47. Chapman University

Orange, California

Rutgers University New Brunswick - Graduate School Ranking
48. Rutgers University New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey

Wayne State University - Graduate School Ranking
University of California Los Angeles - Graduate School Ranking

Theatre graduate schools by state:

Schools by State1 Theatre Graduate Schools in Alabama1 Theatre Graduate Schools in Arizona1 Theatre Graduate Schools in Arkansas30 Theatre Graduate Schools in California3 Theatre Graduate Schools in Colorado3 Theatre Graduate Schools in ConnecticutNo Theatre Graduate Schools in Delaware4 Theatre Graduate Schools in Florida4 Theatre Graduate Schools in Georgia2 Theatre Graduate Schools in Idaho10 Theatre Graduate Schools in Illinois3 Theatre Graduate Schools in Indiana2 Theatre Graduate Schools in Iowa2 Theatre Graduate Schools in Kansas2 Theatre Graduate Schools in Kentucky3 Theatre Graduate Schools in Louisiana1 Theatre Graduate Schools in Maine4 Theatre Graduate Schools in Maryland9 Theatre Graduate Schools in Massachusetts4 Theatre Graduate Schools in Michigan3 Theatre Graduate Schools in Minnesota2 Theatre Graduate Schools in Mississippi7 Theatre Graduate Schools in Missouri1 Theatre Graduate Schools in Montana3 Theatre Graduate Schools in Nebraska1 Theatre Graduate Schools in NevadaNo Theatre Graduate Schools in New Hampshire4 Theatre Graduate Schools in New Jersey2 Theatre Graduate Schools in New Mexico22 Theatre Graduate Schools in New York3 Theatre Graduate Schools in North Carolina2 Theatre Graduate Schools in North Dakota9 Theatre Graduate Schools in Ohio3 Theatre Graduate Schools in Oklahoma5 Theatre Graduate Schools in Oregon7 Theatre Graduate Schools in Pennsylvania2 Theatre Graduate Schools in Rhode Island4 Theatre Graduate Schools in South Carolina1 Theatre Graduate Schools in South Dakota4 Theatre Graduate Schools in Tennessee14 Theatre Graduate Schools in Texas2 Theatre Graduate Schools in Utah1 Theatre Graduate Schools in Vermont8 Theatre Graduate Schools in Virginia4 Theatre Graduate Schools in Washington2 Theatre Graduate Schools in District of Columbia1 Theatre Graduate Schools in West Virginia2 Theatre Graduate Schools in WisconsinNo Theatre Graduate Schools in Wyoming

Theatre graduate schools by diploma:

Certificates: 20 graduate schools
Master's Degrees: 204 graduate schools
Doctoral Degrees: 40 graduate schools

Theatre graduate schools by region:

Northeast: 49 graduate schools
Midwest: 48 graduate schools
South: 61 graduate schools
West: 52 graduate schools

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Arts: 403 graduate schools
Biology: 584 graduate schools
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Chemistry: 385 graduate schools
Computer: 642 graduate schools
Construction: 63 graduate schools
Culinary: 6 graduate schools
Dance: 46 graduate schools
Dental: 81 graduate schools
Economics: 264 graduate schools
Education: 1,268 graduate schools
Electrical: 44 graduate schools
Engineering: 385 graduate schools
Environmental: 381 graduate schools
Fashion: 38 graduate schools
Film: 82 graduate schools
Finance: 329 graduate schools
Fire: 18 graduate schools
Flight: 16 graduate schools
Geography: 162 graduate schools
Geology: 207 graduate schools
Graphic Design: 66 graduate schools
History: 426 graduate schools
Hospitality: 60 graduate schools
Interior Design: 42 graduate schools
Journalism: 378 graduate schools
Foreign Languages: 316 graduate schools
Law: 269 graduate schools
Literature: 445 graduate schools
Management: 1,231 graduate schools
Marketing: 268 graduate schools
Massage: 15 graduate schools
Mathematics: 505 graduate schools
Mechanic: 3 graduate schools
Medical: 977 graduate schools
Music: 416 graduate schools
Nursing: 620 graduate schools
Occupational Therapy: 353 graduate schools
Performing Arts: 138 graduate schools
Petroleum: 21 graduate schools
Pharmacy: 196 graduate schools
Philosophy: 449 graduate schools
Physics: 302 graduate schools
Police: 391 graduate schools
Politics: 310 graduate schools
Psychology: 935 graduate schools
Secretary: 2 graduate schools
Social Work: 605 graduate schools
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Veterinary: 48 graduate schools
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