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The University of Alabama

School of Library and Information Studies

Tuscaloosa, AL

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Overview

The University of Alabama / School of Library and Information Studies is located in Tuscaloosa, AL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Library and information studies
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Book arts
Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) Library and information studies

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 73

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test or MAT
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

135
Applied
110
Accepted
85
Enrolled
81%

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 July 1st July 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test or MAT
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards March 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

229
Total Graduate Students
1%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.62%
Black or African American 5.68%
White or Caucasian 82%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0.87%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.62%
Unknown 3.93%

Gender

Male (18%)
Female (81%)

Faculty

13
Total faculty
Full-time - 12
Part-time - 1
Male (7)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Library administration, user services, digital libraries, book arts, evaluation
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Box 870252
Tuscaloosa, AL  35487
United States
Contact Dr. Ann Ethelynd Prentice
Director and Professor
Email: aeprentice@ua.edu
Phone: 205-348-4610
Fax: 205-348-3746

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