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The University of Alabama

Department of Communication Studies

Tuscaloosa, AL

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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 24
Doctoral Degrees 0
Other Advanced Degrees 0

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE, MAT
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Capstone portfolio (for some programs), colloquium presentation

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

52
Applied
40
Accepted
23
Enrolled
77%

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 May 1st April 1st No
Spring deadline November 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE, MAT
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

79
Total Graduate Students
2%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.8%
Black or African American 17.72%
White or Caucasian 74%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.27%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (32%)
Female (67%)

Faculty

17
Total faculty
Full-time - 17
Part-time - 0
Male (8)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Rhetorical studies, organizational communication, interpersonal communication, gender and communication, health communication
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 206 Student Services Center
Tuscaloosa, AL  35487
United States
Contact Dr. Beth S. Bennett
Department Chair
Email: bbennett@ua.edu
Phone: 205-348-8073

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