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The University of Alabama

Department of Geography

Tuscaloosa, AL

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The University of Alabama

Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Environment and society
Master of Science (MS) Environment and society
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geographic information science
Master of Science (MS) Environment and natural resources
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Environment and natural resources
Master of Science (MS) Geographic information science
Master of Science (MS) Earth system science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Earth system science

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 14

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
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 Required
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

32
Applied
11
Accepted
10
Enrolled
34%

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
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

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

International Students

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

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
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

32
Total Graduate Students
31%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.25%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 62%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (62%)
Female (37%)

Faculty

17
Total faculty
Full-time - 17
Part-time - 0
Male (15)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Earth system science; geographic information science; environment and natural resources; environment and society
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
229,136

Location & Contact

Address Tuscaloosa, AL  35487
United States
Contact Dr. Douglas Sherman
Chair
Email: douglas.j.sherman@ua.edu
Phone: 205-348-5047
Fax: 205-348-2278

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