12 months
1187 USD/credit 36797 USD/year
1109 USD/credit 34379 USD/year
468 USD/credit 14508 USD/year
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Want a deeper understanding of writing to get an edge in your career? In this English program from The University of Alabama at Birmingham, we can give you an understanding of literary heritage and the advanced writing skills you need for a career as a professor, publisher, lawyer, marketer—practically anything.


In fact, we've structured our English program to help you meet a variety of career goals. For instance, in addition to your classes, you'll work one-on-one with a graduate faculty member, participate in Graduate Research Day, and write a thesis or submit work for presentation at regional and national conferences. 

Plus, we're going to help you choose the concentration that's best for your future. If you choose creative writing, we'll put you in workshops that'll develop your skills as a poet, fiction, or nonfiction writer. You'll sharpen your abilities as a sensitive, critical reader of literature, which will further your skills as a creative writer. 

Choose literature and you'll read, discuss, study, and critique British and American works. Finally, if you're interested in become a teacher or professional writer, rhetoric and composition will be right up your alley. You'll learn about the many roles of writing in business and industry, including politics, advertising, and more.

Fast Facts:

  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham student publications focus on poetry, work by women writers, professional writing, and literary arts.
  • New trends debunk the idea that a liberal arts degree is a career dead end. Forbes recently reported that tech hubs across the U.S. are "discovering that liberal arts thinking makes them stronger."

Programme Structure


  • Novel
  • Forms of Poetry
  • Drama
  • Modern British and European Drama
  • Forms of Fiction
  • Modern American Poetry
  • Young Adult Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


31 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • Transcripts: from all previous colleges from which you earned undergraduate or graduate credits.
  • An essay describing your background and your reasons for applying to the UAB English M.A. program. This need not be too extensive—approximately 500 words should suffice—but it should be carefully and clearly written.
  • Writing Sample
  • Letters of Recommendation: Ideally, there should be three letters of recommendation written by people who are familiar with and qualified to assess your academic abilities.
  • Optional: CV/Resumé
  • Optional: Test Scores

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    36797 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1187 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    34379 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1109 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 468 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

1019 - 1648 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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