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Application Information for
PhD Applicants


You have made it to step two. Here is the the information that you need to send to us via regular mail. Print this page out or take good notes. After you finish determining what you need to send to us, you should move on to step three - applying to the University of California.

Please send to us via regular mail or upload the following:

Materials that must be sent by regular mail by January 6, 2016 include:

-- Two samples of critical writing (minimum 15 pages), one of which deals with an aspect of drama or theatre. Upload at

-- Official transcripts or official copies of academic records from all post-secondary institutions attended. Upload at

-- A minimum of three letters of recommendation (Waiver of Access to Letters of Recommendation and Letter of Recommendation Form at Preference is for online letters of recommendation. For the online letter of recommendation process, you must provide the email address of each recommender.

-- Statement of purpose, Upload at

These materials should be uploaded at or sent to the following address:

UCSD Theatre and Dance
Grad Admissions
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0344

You must also take the GRE. After a review of all application materials, a personal or telephone interview may be arranged.

If you have questions about the application process or about the materials required of you, please contact Marybeth Ward at (858) 534-1046 or by e-mail at

If you are ready, move on and apply to the University of California, San Diego click below:

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Of Interest:

TheatreForum - An international theatre journal since 1992
La Jolla Playhouse - UCSD is home to this Tony Award winning theatre
UC San Diego Home Page - UC San Diego's Main Web Site
9500 Gilman Drive MC0344
La Jolla, CA 92093
Tel: (858) 534-3791