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

Communication Studies, MA
Specialty Area(s) Offered: Organizational Leadership.
Program Director(s): Robert Gaines, (205) 348-8074
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 for AMP: 3.7
Is test score waived for AMP applicants? Yes
if GPA in major is >= 3.7

Admission Requirements
Item Information
Application Fee
Statement of Purpose
Resume / CV
Optional but recommended.
Letters of Recommendation
Provide the names and official email addresses of three academic references in a separate document. Actual letters of recommendation are not required.
Transcript
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). Students who do not meet these requirements, but who excel in other areas, may be considered for Admission with Permission to Continue.
Graduate Admission Test 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. Students who do not meet these requirements, but who excel in other areas, may be considered for Admission with Permission to Continue.
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.

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