103 Morgan Hall, Box 870244, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

English, PhD
Specialty Area(s)** : Composition and Rhetoric, Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies, Literature.

Program Director(s): Dr. Amber Buck (Composition and Rhetoric), (205) 348-3365
Dr. 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: Carrie Abrams, (205) 348-9493
Jennifer Fuqua, (205) 348-0766
Application Deadline: December 1st for priority funding. December 20th for all other applications.
Allow Admission with Permission to Continue?    Yes.
Allow Conditional Language Admission?   No.
Offer Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP)?   No.
** A specialty area represents broad informal areas of study and/or research within a department and reflects faculty expertise.

Admission Requirements
Item Information
Application Fee
Statement of Purpose
Statement of purpose for the intended graduate program.
Resume / CV
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. Official transcripts must be received prior to registering for classes. 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
No admission test score required.
The admission test score is waived for those holding a graduate degree at the time of enrollment or 5+ years of related work experience.
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.
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).

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