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

Journalism, MA
 
 
Specialty Area(s)** : Community Journalism (Professional Track: 1-year), Research (Thesis Track: 2-year).

Program Director(s): Dr. Cory Armstrong, (205) 348-7155
Dr. Scott Parrott, (205) 348-7155
Application Contact: Dr. Chris Roberts, (205) 348-8619
Application Deadline: January 31 for traditional fall admittance. Online program has rolling admission.
Allow Admission with Permission to Continue?    Yes.
Allow Conditional Language Admission?   No.
Offer Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP)?   Yes.
Minimum GPA for AMP: 3.5
Is test score waived for AMP applicants? Yes.
** 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
Required.
Statement of Purpose
Statement of purpose for the intended graduate program.
Resume / CV
Required.
Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation.
Transcript
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.
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 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: 90.
Writing SamplePlease provide either journalistic writing samples or samples from prior classes.

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