Dance, Master of Fine Arts

Available: On Campus

In the Department of Dance at Sam Houston State University, you’ll experience a dynamic, challenging education that integrates creativity, performance, and scholarly pursuits designed to prepare you for a 21st-century career in dance.  In addition to an intensive studio experience with substantive choreographic and performance opportunities, you’ll receive broad exposure to the philosophical, theoretical, and creative process context of dance as an art form.

The innovative Dance MFA program is designed to encourage your exploration of interests beyond dance, areas that will inform and facilitate your future artistic and scholarly investigations. Graduates of the Department of Dance are successfully employed around the nation in a variety of careers including performing artists, artistic directors of dance companies, dance educators at all levels and various health care professionals such as physicians, chiropractors, physiotherapists and dance therapists.


As a prospective student interested in joining SHSU's Department of Dance, you are required to complete an audition prior to admission.

Learn more and register for an audition.

Program Breakdown

Brief breakdown of the type, or types, of degree available, their length, available enrollment, and estimated cost.
Category Degree Summary
Catalog Entry Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Length 60 Credit Hours
Enrollment Fall, Spring
Costs Rates Per Semester
Admission Requirements Application Materials

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 1

Please note that application deadlines will occasionally change. Please contact your academic advisor (listed in the contact section) for confirmation on application deadlines.

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