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Below are links to English-language doctoral programs in theatre, dance, performance studies, and related fields.

Those investigating graduate work in the field may find the National Association of Schools of Theatre's Advisory for Students Considering a Ph.D. in Theatre useful. To make submit or correct current program information, please e-mail info@astr.org.

United States

Arizona State University
Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance in the Americas

Arizona State University
Ph.D. in Theatre for Youth

Arizona State University
Ph.D. in Theatre

Bowling Green State University
Ph.D. in Theatre

Brown University
Ph.D. in Theatre & Performance Studies

City University of New York – Graduate Center
Ph.D. in Theatre

Columbia University
Ph.D. in Theatre

Cornell University
Ph.D. in Theatre Studies 

Florida State University
Ph.D. in Theatre Studies 

Indiana University at Bloomington
Ph.D. in Theatre & Drama 

Louisiana State University
Ph.D. in Theatre

New York University – Tisch
Ph.D. in Performance Studies

New York University – Steinhardt
Ph.D. in Educational Theatre

Northwestern University
Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Theatre & Drama

Northwestern University
Ph.D. in Performance Studies

Ohio University
Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Arts

Ohio State University
Ph.D. in Theatre Studies 

Rutgers University
Ph.D. in Drama and Performance Studies 

Stanford University
Ph.D. in Drama and Performance Studies

Temple University
Ph.D. in Dance

Tufts University
Ph.D. in Drama

University at Buffalo - State University of New York
Ph.D. in Theatre & Performance

University of California at Berkeley
Graduate Group in Performance Studies

University of California at Davis
Ph.D. in Performance Studies

University of California, Irvine
Ph.D. in Drama and Theatre

University of California at Los Angeles
Ph.D. in Theater and Performance Studies

University of California at Riverside
Ph.D. in Critical Dance Studies

University of California at San Diego
Ph.D. in Theatre and Drama

University of California at Santa Barbara
Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies

University of Colorado at Boulder
Ph.D. in Theatre Studies

University of Georgia
Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies

University of Hawaii, Manoa
Ph.D. in Theatre Studies

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D. in Theatre History

University of Kansas
Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Theatre and Drama

University of Maryland
Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies

University of Minnesota
M.A./Ph.D. in Theatre Historiography

University of Missouri at Columbia
Ph.D. in Theatre

University of Oregon
Ph.D. in Theatre

University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies

University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D. in Performance as Public Practice

University of Washington
Ph.D. in Theatre History, Theory, and Criticism

University of Wisconsin at Madison
Ph.D. in Theatre and Drama

Yale University
DFA in Drama & Dramatic Criticism

Canada

University of British Columbia
Ph.D. in Theatre Studies

University of Guelph
Ph.D. in English and Theatre Studies

University of Toronto
Ph.D. in Performance, Theatre, and Drama

York University
Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies

United Kingdom and Ireland

Lancaster University
Ph.D. in Drama, Theatre Studies, and Dance

Queen Mary University of London
Ph.D. in Drama 

Roehampton University
Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies

Roehampton University
Ph.D in Dance

Royal Holloway University of London
Ph.D. in Drama, Theatre and Performance

Trinity College Dublin
Ph.D. or M.Litt. in Drama

University of Birmingham
Ph.D. in Drama and Theatre Arts

University of Bristol
Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance

University College Cork
Ph.D. in Drama and Theatre Studies

University of Exeter
Ph.D. in Drama, Ph.D. in Performance Studies

University of Hull
Ph.D. in Theatre and Contemporary Practice 

University of Kent at Canterbury
Ph.D. in Drama and Theatre Studies

University of Manchester Centre for Applied Theatre Research
Professional Doctorate in Applied Theatre

University of Nottingham
Ph.D. in Drama and Performance

Warwick University
Ph.D. in Theatre, Performance, and Cultural Studies

Australia and New Zealand

University of Canterbury
Ph.D. in Theatre and Film Studies

University of New England
Ph.D. in Theatre Studies

University of South Wales
Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies

Victoria University of Wellington
Ph.D. in Theatre

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