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The University of Alabama

Department of Journalism and Creative Media

Tuscaloosa, AL

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The University of Alabama

Overview

The University of Alabama / Department of Journalism and Creative Media is located in Tuscaloosa, AL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Journalism and creative media

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 12

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (minimum score 300, Writing 4.5)
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (minimum score 300)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

21
Applied
13
Accepted
10
Enrolled
62%

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 31st February 15th Yes
Spring deadline November 1st September 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (minimum score 300, Writing 4.5)
Master's Degree Requirements Writing sample, 3 references, minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE (minimum score 300)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, resume, 3 references

International Students

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

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1

Student Body

22
Total Graduate Students
45%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
54%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American 18.18%
White or Caucasian 50%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 9.09%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (63%)
Female (36%)

Faculty

5
Total faculty
Full-time - 5
Part-time - 0
Male (3)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Journalistic processes, practices and ethics, media effects, media sociology, history, law
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 870172
Tuscaloosa, AL  35487-0172
United States
Contact Dr. Cory Armstrong
Department Chair
Email: cory.i.armstrong@ua.edu
Phone: 205-348-9684
Fax: 205-348-9684