Ph.D. On Campus


The Ohio State University

60 months
40831 USD/year
37687 USD/year
12679 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Theatre is a vibrant, active department committed to teaching and training the artist-scholars of the future. In addition to our highly regarded seasons, we regularly invite theatre artists and scholars to join us in making and thinking about performance. The Theatre program is offered by The Ohio State University.



We recognize that the creation of new work is the life blood of the theatreand to this end we provide opportunities for students to develop and create new performance work while maintaining connections to our history through productions of classic, modern and contemporary texts. The Theatre program is offered by The Ohio State University.

The Wexner Center for the Arts complements our own work with innovative offerings of cutting edge performing artists from around the globe.

The department offers diverse ways for students to connect with the theatre profession through internships and international opportunities.

The PhD program is oriented to scholarly research in theatre history, criticism, theory, and dramatic literature. The degree culminates in the writing of a dissertation, and a minimum of 45 graduate credits hours beyond the MA or MFA degree.

Programme Structure

Areas of study

  • Theatre history and historiography
  • critical and dramatic theory
  • genre history and theory
  • production analysis and dramaturgy
  • women and theatre
  • archival access and training
  • contemporary performance arts

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The equivalent of a four-year bachelor's or advanced degree from an accredited college or university, earned by the expected date of entry into your graduate program.
  • A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale or equivalent) for the last bachelor's or advanced degree earned.
  • Transcripts or other credentials documenting that you have completed prerequisite academic work.
  • Standardized test score (GRE or GMAT)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40831 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40831 USD per year during 60 months.
  • National

    37687 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37687 USD per year during 60 months.
  • In-State

    12679 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12679 USD per year during 60 months.

Living costs for Columbus

940 - 1520 USD /month
Living costs

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


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