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Department of English College of Arts and Sciences The University of Alabama

  • Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Public
  • Suburban
  • 65%35%
    student ratio
  • 133
    total students
  • $9,450 | $23,950
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • December 31
    fall application deadline
  • 16%
    acceptance rate
  • 8 Degrees
    degrees/awards offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Composition And Rhetoric Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Literature Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Arts (MA)
    • Applied Linguistics Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Rhetoric And Composition Master of Arts (MA)
    • Teaching English As A Second Language Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MATESOL)
    • Creative Writing Master of Fine Arts (MFA) [fiction]
      Master of Fine Arts (MFA) [poetry]
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 31
    • Doctoral Degrees 3
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? No
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees 1, Required and optional
    • Doctoral Degrees 2, Required and Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


16% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 339
    • Accepted 55
    • Acceptance Rate 16
    • Enrolled 40
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $60
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline December 31st December 31st Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE with minimum score of 300 (except for MFA), minimum GPA of 3.0, critical writing sample
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE (minimum score of 300), minimum GPA of 3.5 on master's or equivalent graduate work, critical writing sample
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$9,450
    • Out-of-state tuition *$23,950
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsDecember 31
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assitantships, Teaching Assistantships, Career or Field-Related Internships, Health Care Benefits, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students133
    • Female Percentage65%
    • Male Percentage35%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students133
    • Part-time Percentage56%
    • Full-time Percentage44%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino3%
    • Black / African American7%
    • White / Caucasian82%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian2%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander1%
    • Two or more races2%
    • Unknown3%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty31
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage48%
    • Male Percentage52%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchAmerican literature, British literature, composition/rhetoric, applied linguistics, creative writing
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

Location & Contact

Department of English

College of Arts and Sciences
The University of Alabama

Box 870244
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
United States

Dr. Catherine Davies

Department Chair

Phone: 205-348-9525
Fax: 205-348-1388

Mrs. Jennifer Fuqua

Senior Office Assistant

Phone: 205-348-0766
Fax: 205-348-1388

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