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The University of Alabama

Department of General Communications and Information Sciences

Tuscaloosa, AL

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Overview

The University of Alabama / Department of General Communications and Information Sciences is located in Tuscaloosa, AL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 0
Doctoral Degrees 8
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
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

33
Applied
26
Accepted
11
Enrolled
79%

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 November 1st November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Master's degree, minimum undergraduate and graduate GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 100

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

54
Total Graduate Students
38%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.85%
Black or African American 11.11%
White or Caucasian 40%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.85%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5.56%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (35%)
Female (64%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Science communication, public engagement with science, media and human evolution
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 870172, 478 Phifer Hall
Tuscaloosa, AL  35487-0172
United States
Contact Dr. William Evans
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Email: wevans@ua.edu
Phone: 205-348-3176
Fax: 205-348-6774

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