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Playwriting Application Information


Rutgers University Application: March 1

Mason Gross Supplemental Application: March 15

Rutgers University Application

All applicants must complete and submit the Rutgers University Application. The university application requires the following:

  • $70 Rutgers application fee
  • University questionnaire
  • English proficiency test scores (international applicants)
    • All international applicants to Mason Gross School of the Arts are required to submit an English proficiency exam. Applicants who completed an undergraduate degree in the U.S. or another English-speaking country are exempt from this requirement. Applicants who completed a graduate degree(s) in the U.S. or another English-speaking country are not exempt from this requirement.
  • Request for transcripts (completion of a bachelor’s degree at an accredited university is a required prerequisite)
    • Official transcripts must be sent from the Registrar’s office of the undergraduate institution where the bachelor’s degree was awarded.
      Transcripts can be sent:

      Via Mail:

      Administrative Services Building
      ATTN: Graduate & Professional Admissions
      65 Davidson Road
      Piscataway, New Jersey 08854

      Via Email:

Mason Gross Supplemental Application

  • $55 submission fee
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Portfolio

Personal Statement

In 300-500 words, address why you should be considered for the Mason Gross School of the Arts playwriting program.


Applicants are required to submit two plays or one play and one short story.

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