Consumer Sciences
    316 Adams Hall, Box 870158, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Consumer Sciences, MS
 
Official Concentration(s)*: Consumer Economics, Family Financial Planning and Counseling.

 
Program Director(s): Prof. Eve Pentecost (Financial Planning ), (888) 223-4131
Dr. KT Kim (Graduate Coordinator/Fellowships ), (205) 348-9167
Dr. Melissa Wilmarth (Consumer Economics), (205) 348-7954
Application Contact: Amber Massey, (205) 348-6178
Application Deadline: April 15th for summer. July 1st for fall. November 1 for spring. January 15th for on-site assistantship.
  
Allow Conditional Language Admission?   No.
Offer Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP)?   Yes.
*A concentration is an officially approved program of study that will appear on your transcript. You may select a concentration (if available) during the application process.

Admission Requirements
Item Information
Application Fee
Required.
Statement of Purpose
http://financialplanning.ches.ua.edu/admission.html Statement of purpose for the intended graduate program.
Resume / CVRequired.
Letters of RecommendationThree letters of recommendation.
TranscriptPlease 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).
Graduate Admission Test Scores
NOTE: During the COVID-19 crisis, admission test scores are not required for students applying for summer 2020, fall 2020, and spring 2021 admission. Unofficial GRE, MAT or GMAT scores required. Official scores must be submitted on admission (official GRE School Code: 1830; MAT School Code: 1012). Waived if GPA >= 3.0
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
GRE: 300, GMAT: 500, MAT: 50th Percentile.
English Proficiency Test
NOTE: During the COVID-19 crisis we are accepting Duolingo scores (minimum of 105 for regular admission). Non-native speakers are required to submit unofficial TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores (official scores are submitted on admission) unless they meet at least one of the following criteria: 1) at the time of initial enrollment, they will hold a degree from a U.S. institution or an institution in one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below; 2) at the time of initial enrollment, they will have been enrolled in coursework for at least two years at a U.S. institution or an institution in one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below; 3) they are a citizen or legal resident of one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below. https://graduate.ua.edu/prospective-students/international-admissions/
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
TOEFL: 79, IELTS: 6.5, PTE: 59.
Additional Requirements:http://financialplanning.ches.ua.edu/faqs.html

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