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The University of Alabama

Department of Political Science

Tuscaloosa, AL

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The University of Alabama

Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Political science
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Public administration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Political science

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 16
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

38
Applied
25
Accepted
13
Enrolled
66%

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 June 30th June 30th No
Spring deadline October 15th October 15th No

Entrance Requirements

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

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

65
Total Graduate Students
9%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 10.77%
White or Caucasian 70%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.54%
Asian 3.08%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.54%
Unknown 3.08%

Gender

Male (66%)
Female (33%)

Faculty

15
Total faculty
Full-time - 15
Part-time - 0
Male (12)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: American politics, comparative politics, international relations, public policy and administration, political theory
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
13,262

Location & Contact

Address 303 Ten Hoor Building
Tuscaloosa, AL  35487
United States
Contact Dr. Joseph Smith
Chair and Professor
Email: josmith@bama.ua.edu
Phone: 205-348-5981

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