• Ranking of Theater and Performance Studies PhD Programs

     
      Rank Program Regres Quality Survey Quality Research Product Faculty Grants Faculty Awards          
      1-2 New York University Performance Studies 1-1 1-1 1-1 36% 1.6          
      1-3 Tufts University Drama 2-12 2-7 1-1 20% 4.2          
      2-5 University of California-Santa Barbara Dramatic Art 2-12 3-10 1-1 32% 2.2          
      3-8 Stanford University Drama 2-9 2-4 1-1 12% 1.1          
      3-10 Ohio State University-Main Campus Theatre 2-15 8-19 1-1 50% 1.2          
      3-10 University of Washington-Seattle Campus Drama 3-20 2-10 1-1 44% 0.6          
      4-9 Yale University Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism 6-20 5-14 1-1 26% 4.2          
      4-11 University of California-Berkeley Performance Studies 2-16 5-14 1-1 37% 1.0          
      6-13 CUNY Graduate School and University Center Theatre 4-16 10-20 1-1 0% 2.3          
      7-16 University of California-Davis Performance Studies 6-18 4-16 1-1 36% 0.1          
      8-16 University of California-Los Angeles Theater 8-21 7-17 1-1 36% 0.3          
      9-17 The University of Texas at Austin Theatre 8-21 16-22 1-1 17% 1.8          
      9-19 University of Missouri-Columbia Theatre 5-19 5-16 1-1 34% 0.7          
      11-20 Northwestern University Performance Studies 4-18 2-9 1-1 14% 0.6          
      11-20 University of Wisconsin-Madison Theatre and Drama 2-16 13-21 1-1 17% 1.4          
      12-20 Northwestern University Theatre and Drama 4-16 11-20 1-1 4% 1.6          
      11-22 University of Maryland-College Park Theatre and Performance Studies 2-15 5-16 1-1 0% 0.8          
      14-24 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Theatre 19-26 12-21 1-1 22% 0.0          
      15-24 University of California-Irvine Drama and Theatre 14-24 9-20 1-1 0% 0.5          
      15-24 University of California-San Diego Drama and Theatre 14-24 9-20 1-1 0% 0.5          
      16-26 Bowling Green State University-Main Campus Theatre 12-27 10-19 1-1 0% 0.0          
      15-26 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Theatre Arts 19-27 21-27 1-1 40% 0.0          
      15-26 University of Oregon Theatre Arts 20-27 22-27 1-1 50% 0.0          
      18-25 University of Georgia Theatre 16-26 15-22 1-1 11% 0.0          
      18-26 University of Kansas Theatre and Film 18-27 20-24 1-1 13% 0.5          
      24-28 University of Colorado at Boulder Theatre 12-23 24-27 1-1 9% 0.1          
      23-28 University of Hawaii at Manoa Theatre 14-27 23-27 1-1 25% 0.0          
      26-28 University of California-Riverside Dance History 18-27 23-27 1-1 0% 0.5

     

     

    Drama/Theater (Master of Fine Arts)
    (Ranked in 1997
    *)

    Rank/School

    Average reputation score(5 = highest)

    1. Yale University (CT) 4.7
    2. New York University 4.4
    3. University of California–San Diego 4.0
    4. North Carolina School of the Arts 3.9
       University of Washington 3.9
    6. American Conservatory Theater (CA) 3.8
       Carnegie Mellon University (PA) 3.8
    8. California Institute of the Arts 3.7
       University of Texas–Austin 3.7
    10. Northwestern University (IL) 3.6
       University of Delaware 3.6
    12. Boston University 3.5
       Florida State University 3.5
       Rutgers–New Brunswick (NJ) 3.5
       University of California–Irvine 3.5
    16. Brandeis University (MA) 3.4
       Penn State University–University Park 3.4
       University of California–Los Angeles 3.4
       University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign 3.4
       University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill 3.4
    21. Southern Methodist University (Meadows) (TX) 3.3
       University of Missouri–Kansas City 3.3
    23. Columbia University (NY) 3.2
       Indiana University–Bloomington 3.2
       National Theater Conservatory (CO) 3.2
       SUNY–Purchase 3.2
       Temple University (PA) 3.2
       University of Iowa 3.2
       University of Minnesota–Twin Cities 3.2
    30. DePaul University (IL) 3.1
       University of Wisconsin–Madison 3.1
       University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee 3.1
    33. Ohio State University 3.0
       University of Southern California 3.0
    35. Arizona State University 2.9
       CUNY–Brooklyn College 2.9
    37. Ohio University 2.8
       San Diego State University 2.8
       Syracuse University (NY) 2.8
       University of Arizona 2.8
       University of Cincinnati 2.8
       University of Connecticut 2.8
       University of Kansas 2.8
       University of Michigan–Ann Arbor 2.8
       University of San Diego 2.8
       University of Virginia 2.8
       Wayne State University (MI) 2.8
    48. Catholic University of America (DC) 2.7
       Purdue University–West Lafayette (IN) 2.7
       SUNY–Stony Brook 2.7
       University of Alabama 2.7
       University of Massachusetts–Amherst 2.7
       University of Nebraska–Lincoln 2.7
       University of Utah 2.7
       Virginia Tech 2.7