Journalism and Creative Media
    490 Phifer Hall, Box 870172, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Journalism, MA
Specialty Area(s) Offered: Community Journalism (Professional Track: 1-year), Research (Thesis Track: 2-year)
Program Director(s): Dr. Chris Roberts - JCM, (205) 348-8619
Dr. Cory Armstrong - JCM, (205) 348-7155
Application Contact: Crechale Stevens, (205) 348-8638
Diane Shaddix, (205) 348-8607
Application Deadline: March 31 for traditional fall admittance. Online program has rolling admisisons.
Allow admission with permission to continue?    Yes   
Allow conditional language admission?   No  
Offer accelerated master’s program (AMP)?   Yes   Minimum GPA: 3.5

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.
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). GRE analytical writing must be >= 4.5?
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
GRE: 300, MAT: 50th Percentile.
Test score is waived for 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: 90.
Writing SamplePlease provide either journalistic writing samples or samples from prior classes.