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The University of Alabama

Department of Communication Studies

Tuscaloosa, AL

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The University of Alabama

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 17

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), graduate showcase

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

75
Applied
46
Accepted
27
Enrolled
61%

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

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

63
Total Graduate Students
63%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
36%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.35%
Black or African American 7.94%
White or Caucasian 76%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.59%
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 4.76%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (33%)
Female (66%)

Faculty

20
Total faculty
Full-time - 19
Part-time - 1
Male (7)
Female (13)

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