155
Students
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Health studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Health education and promotion

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 74
Doctoral Degrees 8

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

Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

87
Applied
64
Accepted
46
Enrolled
74%

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 March 15th March 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, prerequisites in health education
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards April 14
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

155
Total Graduate Students
65%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
34%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.52%
Black or African American 25.81%
White or Caucasian 61%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.29%
Asian 1.29%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.58%
Unknown 1.29%

Gender

Male (16%)
Female (83%)

Faculty

11
Total faculty
Full-time (11)
Part-time (0)
Male (4)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Program planning, substance abuse prevention, obesity prevention, nutrition, physical activity, athletic training, osteoporosis, health behavior
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 209 East Annex
PO Box 870311
Tuscaloosa, AL  35487-0311
United States
Contact Dr. David Birch
Department Head and Professor
Email: dabirch@ches.ua.edu
Phone: 205-348-4751