Communication Studies
    203 Reese Phifer Hall, Box 870172, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Communication Studies, MA
Specialty Area(s) Offered: Organizational Leadership
Program Director(s): Dr. Carol Mills, (205) 348-6165
Application Contact: Anita Abernathy, (205) 348-5997
Application Deadline: Fall: March 1 for those wanting to qualify for fellowships and assistantships, otherwise May 1. Summer: May 1 (distance program). Spring: Novemeber 1 (main campus) or December 1 (distance program)
Allow admission with permission to continue?    Yes    If one of GPA or test score is below minimum
Allow conditional language admission?   No  
Offer accelerated master’s program (AMP)?   Yes   Minimum GPA: 3.7
Test Score Waived: Yes
if GPA in major is >= 3.7

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
(Alternate Item: D:Other Documents)
See Other Documents.
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) or MAT score (School Code: 1012).
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
GRE: 300, MAT: 50th Percentile.
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.
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
TOEFL: 79, IELTS: 6.5, PTE: 59.