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The University of Alabama

Department of Special Education and Multiple Abilities

Tuscaloosa, AL

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Overview

The University of Alabama / Department of Special Education and Multiple Abilities is located in Tuscaloosa, AL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Collaborative special education
Master of Education (M Ed) Early intervention
Doctor of Education (Ed D) Special education
Master of Education (M Ed) Multiple abilities
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Special education
Master of Education (M Ed) Gifted and talented education
Master of Education (M Ed) Collaborative special education
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Early intervention
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Gifted and talented education

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 16
Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
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

45
Applied
26
Accepted
21
Enrolled
58%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
60
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0, teaching certificate, 3 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 years of teaching experience, minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.25

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards July 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

61
Total Graduate Students
49%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
50%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.64%
Black or African American 11.48%
White or Caucasian 80%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.64%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 4.92%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (3%)
Female (96%)

Faculty

9
Total faculty
Full-time - 9
Part-time - 0
Male (2)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Gifted education, mild disabilities, early intervention, severe disabilities, behavior disorders
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
39,904

Location & Contact

Address Tuscaloosa, AL  35487
United States
Contact Dr. Robert Alexander McWilliam
Professor and Department Head
Email: ramcwilliam@ua.edu
Phone: 205-348-6527
Fax: 205-348-6782