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The University of Alabama

College of Communication and Information Sciences

Tuscaloosa, AL

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Overview

The University of Alabama / College of Communication and Information Sciences is located in Tuscaloosa, AL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS)
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Master of Arts (MA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 117
Doctoral Degrees 15

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
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

279
Applied
195
Accepted
137
Enrolled
70%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
60
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 15th February 15th Yes
Winter deadline Not reported November 1st No
Spring deadline November 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum graduate GPA of 3.0, master's degree

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

371
Total Graduate Students
8%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.96%
Black or African American 6.74%
White or Caucasian 74%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.27%
Asian 0.54%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.77%
Unknown 2.43%

Gender

Male (25%)
Female (74%)

Faculty

70
Total faculty
Full-time - 68
Part-time - 2
Male (35)
Female (35)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Mass media research; media effects; information studies; cultural, critical, and rhetorical studies; electronic media; law and policy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,935

Location & Contact

Address 478 Phifer Hall
PO Box 870172
Tuscaloosa, AL  35487-0172
United States
Contact Dr. Mark Nelson
Dean
Email: mnelson@ua.edu
Phone: 205-348-4787

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