Ph.D. On Campus

Theatre and Performance

University at Buffalo

48 months
11550 USD/year
11550 USD/year
5655 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The graduate programs in Theatre and Performance at University at Buffalo, 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 Theatre and Performance program from University at Buffalo is designed to foster scholar artists who are well versed in research, scholarship and performance practice.


 By training students not only in a discipline, but also at the intersection of history, theory, and production, this program will equip students with the critical tools necessary to negotiate emerging fields and the scholarly rigor to produce high-level scholarship within the dynamic fields of theatre and performance studies. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dramatic Literature, Theory, Criticism
  • Theatre Historiography
  • Advanced Study in Production
  • Cognates
  • Graduate Studio
  • Comprehensive Exam
  • Dissertation Guidance
  • Foreign Language Requirement

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


72 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission requirements vary by program, but here we provide some general graduate admission requirements. Once you've read these general requirements, please contact your desired department for specific advice and details on submitting your application and documents.

    To be eligible for graduate study at UB, we expect:

    • A B-grade or higher
    • Appropriate standardized test scores (DAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MAT, MCAT, PCAT, etc.). Not all programs require test scores. See the official academic test scores section below for more information.
    • Letters of recommendation.
    • An internship or relevant work experience (for some programs).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    11550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    5655 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5655 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Buffalo

920 - 1560 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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