103 Morgan Hall, Box 870244, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

English, PhD
Specialty Area(s) Offered: Composition and Rhetoric, Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies, Literature
Program Director(s): Amy Dayton - Composition and Rhetoric, (205) 348-5049
Dr. James McNaughton - Literature, (205) 348-9523
Dr. Michelle Dowd - Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies, (205) 348-6538
Application Contact: Jennifer Fuqua, (205) 348-0766
Application Deadline: Fall: 20-Dec
Allow admission with permission to continue?    n/a   
Allow conditional language admission?   No  
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 schemes. 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), GMAT score or MAT score (School Code: 1012).
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
GRE: 300.
Test score is waived for previous graduate degree or work experience.
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.
Writing SampleA sample of the applicant's critical writing (normally an essay of some 20 pages written for a course, or a portion of a master's thesis).