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English

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

12 months
Duration
1141 USD/credit 35371 USD/year
1066 USD/credit 33046 USD/year
450 USD/credit 13950 USD/year
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About

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.

Overview

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

Courses:

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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

31 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required
GMAT admission requirements GMAT
Required

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

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  • International

    35371 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1141 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    33046 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1066 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 450 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

1019 - 1648 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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