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The University of Alabama

Department of English

Tuscaloosa, AL

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Overview

The University of Alabama / Department of English is located in Tuscaloosa, AL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Rhetoric and composition
Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MATESOL) Teaching English as a second language
Master of Arts (MA) Literature
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Creative writing Fiction
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Creative writing Poetry
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Literature
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Composition and rhetoric

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 32
Doctoral Degrees 0
Other Advanced Degrees 0

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

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (minimum score of 300, except for MFA)
1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (minimum score of 300)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

230
Applied
57
Accepted
35
Enrolled
25%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
60
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 31st December 31st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (minimum score of 300, except for MFA)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, critical writing sample
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE (minimum score of 300)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.5 on master's or equivalent graduate work, critical writing sample

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Recommended TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards December 31
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

130
Total Graduate Students
6%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.31%
Black or African American 8.46%
White or Caucasian 69%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.54%
Asian 3.85%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 6.15%
Unknown 2.31%

Gender

Male (33%)
Female (66%)

Faculty

21
Total faculty
Full-time - 21
Part-time - 0
Male (7)
Female (14)

Research

Focus of faculty research: American literature, British literature, composition/rhetoric, applied linguistics, creative writing
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Box 870244
428 Colonial Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL  35487
United States
Contact Dr. David Ainsworth
Associate Professor and Interim Chair
Email: dainsworth@ua.edu
Phone: 205-348-9524
Fax: 205-348-1388

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