Ready to apply to the Professional Communication program? Start by following the UAH graduate admission process.



Financial Aid and Graduate Assistantships

The application process for scholarships and GTA positions varies by department. More information about the English Graduate Program's process is available on our Financial Aid page.

English Graduate Program Financial Aid

Application Deadline

Please submit your application at least two months before the start of the term you plan to begin your studies.

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Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Teaching Assistants' Requirements

  1. Must take CM 610 Communication Pedagogy before becoming a GTA
  2. Must have 18 hours of grad work

Graduate Teaching Assistants' Benefits

  1. Paid tuition & health insurance
  2. Bi-weekly stipend

Graduate Teaching Assistants' Obligations

  1. Full GTA/GRA/GAs (working 20 hours per week) are expected to be full-time students taking nine (9) graduate credit hours per term. Withdrawal from any course(s) that results in a course load below this level will require you to reimburse the University for that course’s tuition
  2. Students holding 20-hour per week assistantships may not hold additional employment during the term of this assistantship

Admission Requirements

To receive unconditional admission to the program, students must have a 3.2 grade point average for previous college-level work, and a GRE score in the 65th percentile for verbal reasoning (= score of around 155) or an MAT score in the 50th percentile (= raw score of around 410) or above. There is no subject-area GRE. Applicants should submit a statement of purpose on the application. Those applicants not meeting these requirements will be assessed on an individual basis. International students must submit TOEFL scores with minimum scores of 550 (paper-based), or 80 total (Internet based), or an IELTS of 6.5 or better.

Students in the MA in Professional Communication must complete 33 total hours, including the core requirements and either Plan I (non-thesis) or Plan II (thesis). They may select electives freely or follow one of the suggested emphases below. All students must complete 33 hours, including 12 hours of 600-level coursework (excluding CM 699). To inquire further about the program contact:

Students should file a Program of Study by end of second semester.


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