Modern Languages and Classics
    200 BB Comer Hall, Box 870246, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Romance Languages - Spanish, PhD
Specialty Area(s)** : Spanish Linguistics, Spanish Literature.

Program Director(s): Dr. Alicia Cipria, (205) 348-5059
Application Contact: Alan Smith (Department Administrative Secretary), (205) 348-5054
Dr. Carmen Mayer (Grad adviser for French literature), (205) 348-9303
Dr. Constance Janiga-Perkins (Grad Adviser for Spanish Literature), (205) 348-9909
Dr. Isabelle Drewelow (Grad adviser for French Linguistics), (205) 348-8463
Pamela Richardson (Department Administrative Secretary), (205) 348-5059
Allow Conditional Language Admission?   No.
Offer Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP)?   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
Statement of Purpose
Describe how your prior academic experience has prepared you for graduate study in Spanish at the University of Alabama and specify the fields in which you are interested. Indicate how the profile of our graduate program and the courses offered align with your goals while a student at UA and after graduation. For PhD applicants, in describing your research goals in more detail, please refer to the Spanish professor whose research most aligns with your interests. If you wish to be considered for GTA support, please indicate why you are interested in teaching and how pedagogical training in the Spanish Graduate Program will help you achieve your professional goals.
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. 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 spring, summer, and fall 2021 admission. This information supersedes the regular test score requirements for this program listed in this section. Unofficial GRE or MAT scores required. Official scores must be submitted on admission (GRE School Code: 1830; MAT School Code: 1012). The admission test score is waived for those holding a graduate degree at the time of enrollment or 5+ years of related work experience.
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
GRE: 300, MAT: 50th Percentile.
English Proficiency Test
NOTE: During the COVID-19 crisis, in addition to the language tests listed in this section, 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.
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
TOEFL: 79, IELTS: 6.5, PTE: 59.
Writing SampleA writing sample (about 10 pages) is required in the target language, showing competence in the language and analytical ability. For applicants applying to a dual-language program, we require writing samples in both languages.
Additional Requirements:Submit a 3-5 minute (MP3 or itunes compatible) audiovisual recording in which you speak freely about yourself in a conversational manner (do not read a prepared text). Then read a paragraph from a Spanish text of your choice, or a short poem.

< List of Graduate Programs