Communication (CIS), General
    478 Reese Phifer Hall, Box 870172, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Communication and Information Sciences, PhD
Specialty Area(s) Offered: Applied Communication, Book and Publishing Studies, Interpersonal Communication, Media Processes and Effects, Rhetoric and Political Discourse, Social Justice and Inclusion Advocacy
Program Director(s): Dr. William Evans - Program Level GR, (205) 348-3176
Application Contact: Shannon Cason, (205) 348-8593
Application Deadline: Rolling
Allow admission with permission to continue?    n/a   
Allow conditional language admission?   Yes  
Offer accelerated master’s program (AMP)?   No  

Admission Requirements
Item NameDescription
Application Fee
Please note that the graduate application fee is non-refundable.
Statement of Purpose
Statement of purpose for the intended graduate program.
Resume / CV
Applicant's resume. (optional but recommended)
Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation.
Please upload an unofficial transcript for any institution of higher education at which you have completed 15 or more credit hours. International applicants: please make sure that your transcript includes a grading scheme. All others: please include a grading scheme if your university does not use a letter-based (e.g. A, A-, B) grading scheme.
The minimum GPA to be considered: 3 (for regular admission), 2.5 (for admission with permission to continue).
Graduate Entrance Exam Scores
Official GRE score (School Code: 1830).
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
GRE: 300.
English Proficiency Test
Official English proficiency test score from TOEFL, IELTS or PTE – required for applicants whose first language is not English, unless they have a U.S. degree earned within three years (of enrolling in their graduate program) or have studied in the U.S. for two years immediately prior to enrolling here. TOEFL score: at least 24 on speaking and writing sections
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
TOEFL: 90, IELTS: 6.5, PTE: 59.