One hundred percent of Department of Theatre and Dance graduate students receive some form of financial support in one or more of the following ways: departmental aid in the form of scholarships, fellowships and assistantships; fellowships administered by the Office of Graduate Studies; need-based financial aid administered by the Office of Student Financial Services, and outside funding or employment.
Tuition costs for Texas residents are among the lowest of all 50 states, and nonresident tuition costs compare favorably with those of other institutions. Tuition rates and fees are subject to change each year. Review current tuition information.
Department of Theatre and Dance Funding
Department funding is typically based on students' grades and overall merit. Each program of study determines funding awards differently. Please contact the area head of program for specific information about funding.
- Live Design (M.F.A. in Theatre): Michelle Habeck
- Directing (M.F.A. in Theatre): KJ Sanchez
- Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities (M.F.A. in Theatre): Dr. Megan Alrutz
- Playwriting (M.F.A. in Theatre): Kirk Lynn
- Performance as Public Practice (M.F.A. / M.A. / Ph.D. in Theatre): Dr. Charlotte Canning
For students who need additional financial support beyond fellowships and assistantships, financial aid is available. Graduate students may apply for federal, state and institutional financial aid programs administered by the Office of Student Financial Services.