The University of Alabama Graduate Schools

The University of Alabama is a Public, 4 years school located in Tuscaloosa, AL. It is classified as a Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at The University of Alabama is $11,470 for Alabama residents and $30,940 for out-of-state students. The school has 6,170 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 37,840 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

The University of Alabama is a Public, 4 years school located in Tuscaloosa, AL. It is classified as a Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The University of Alabama Directory Information
School NameThe University of Alabama
Address739 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0100
Phone205-348-6010
Webhttps://www.ua.edu
Online Applicationhttps://apply.ua.edu
Financial Infohttps://financialaid.ua.edu
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at The University of Alabama is $11,470 for Alabama residents and $30,940 for out-of-state students. The school has 6,170 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 37,840 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 211 graduate programs through Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 3 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$30,940
$11,470 for Alabama Residents
Student Population6,170
Offered Degrees/ProgramsMaster's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs211 graduate programs
(3 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio20 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at The University of Alabama is $11,470 for Alabama residents and $30,940 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $615 for Alabama residents and $1,550 for out-of-state students.
The University of Alabama offers the alternative tuition plans.
The University of Alabama offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, remedial services, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)3 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of The University of Alabama is $11,470 for Alabama residents and $30,940 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
Alabama ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$10,780-$28,100-
2018-2019$10,780-$29,230-
2019-2020$10,780-$30,250-
2020-2021$10,780$690$30,250$690
2021-2022$10,780$690$30,250$690
The graduate school tuition & fees of The University of Alabama is expensive compared to public graduate schools in Alabama. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,204 and the Alabama graduate tuition is $20,405 (public) / $12,556 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
The University of Alabama$11,470$30,940
All Graduate Schools$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
Alabama Graduate Schools$10,843$16,105
Public$9,627$20,405
Private$12,556
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $18,604 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at The University of Alabama. On-campus living costs are increased by 0.94% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $18,604. Off-campus living costs are increased by 0.94% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$13,324$4,120$13,324$4,120
2018-2019$13,402$4,490$13,402$4,490
2019-2020$13,636$4,600$13,636$4,600
2020-2021$13,810$4,620$13,810$4,620
2021-2022$13,934$4,670$13,934$4,670
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $615 for Alabama residents and $1,550 for other students at The University of Alabama. The graduate tuition per credit hour are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Alabama ResidentsOut-of-State
2017-2018$640$1,470
2018-2019$640$1,529
2019-2020$615$1,550
2020-2021$615$1,550
2021-2022$615$1,550
The law school tuition at The University of Alabama is $23,910 for Alabama residents and $43,360 for out-of-state students for academic year 2021-2022. For medical school, the average tuition & fees is $29,997 for Alabama residents and $62,713 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the tuition & fees for law school and/or medical schools at The University of Alabama.
2021-2022 Law School/Medical School Tuition at The University of Alabama
Alabama ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Medicine$29,998-$62,714-
Law$23,610$300$43,060$300

Graduate Programs at The University of Alabama

The University of Alabama offers 136 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 2,249 students have completed their study at The University of Alabama.
Offered Degrees at The University of Alabama
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree7721,859
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship500203
Doctor's degree - other31161
Post Master's Degree6026
Total13632,249
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at The University of Alabama by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Educational Leadership and Administration program with 12 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Social Work program with 255 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Law program with 126 completers.
The University of Alabama offers 136 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 2,249 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 1,859 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 161 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 26 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 14 completers-
American/United States Studies/Civilization7-
Women's Studies7-
Communication and Journalism [+] 81 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric38-
Journalism (other)20-
Radio and Television0-
Advertising23-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 20 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences20-
Education [+] 103 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration13$50,000
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration18-
Educational/Instructional Technology9-
Special Education and Teaching9$44,400
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services7-
Elementary Education and Teaching13-
Secondary Education and Teaching28-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching0-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor6-
Engineering [+] 95 completers-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering29-
Chemical Engineering7-
Civil Engineering15-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering9-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering4-
Mechanical Engineering27-
Metallurgical Engineering4-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 8 completers-
German Language and Literature2-
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics6-
Work and Family Studies [+] 222 completers$46,200
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences98$46,200
Family Resource Management Studies31-
Human Nutrition86-
Human Development and Family Studies7-
Legal Studies [+] (1 completers) 31 completers-
Programs for Foreign Lawyers0-
Tax Law/Taxation31-
English Language and Literature [+] 32 completers-
English Language and Literature12-
Creative Writing20-
Library Science [+] 80 completers$38,100
Library and Information Science80$38,100
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 20 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences19-
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography1-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 21 completers-
Mathematics12-
Applied Statistics, General9-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 21 completers-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science21-
Philosophy and Religious Studies [+] 4 completers-
Religion/Religious Studies4-
Physical Sciences [+] 26 completers-
Chemistry14-
Geology/Earth Science7-
Physics5-
Psychology [+] 32 completers-
Psychology10-
Educational Psychology22-
Human Services [+] 251 completers-
Public Administration19-
Social Work232$37,000
Social Sciences [+] 50 completers-
Anthropology9-
Criminology9-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics25-
Geography6-
Political Science and Government1-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 37 completers-
Dance0-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts14-
Fine/Studio Arts3-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation6-
Fine Arts and Art Studies (other)4-
Music10-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (1 completers) 153 completers-
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist29-
Athletic Training/Trainer0-
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor3-
Public Health20-
Community Health and Preventive Medicine12-
Public Health (other)3-
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor4-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse57$89,700
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (other)25$42,000
Business [+] 545 completers-
Business Administration and Management200$79,200
Accounting89$58,100
Finance46-
Hospitality Administration/Management11-
Management Information Systems12-
Management Science17$82,100
Business Statistics16-
Marketing/Marketing Management137$43,800
Taxation17-
History [+] 13 completers-
History13-
Total1,859
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communication and Journalism [+] 12 completers-
Communication and Media Studies (other)12-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 4 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences4-
Education [+] 54 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction0-
Educational Leadership and Administration1$76,000
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision19-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration18-
Secondary School Administration/Principalship1-
Educational Statistics and Research Methods1-
Special Education and Teaching4-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services3-
Elementary Education and Teaching1-
Secondary Education and Teaching6-
Engineering [+] 30 completers-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering4-
Chemical Engineering3-
Civil Engineering5-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering8-
Materials Engineering2-
Mechanical Engineering8-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 2 completers-
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics2-
Work and Family Studies [+] 0 completers-
Human Nutrition0-
Legal Studies [+] 3 completers-
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence3-
English Language and Literature [+] 6 completers-
English Language and Literature6-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 5 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences5-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 5 completers-
Mathematics2-
Applied Mathematics0-
Applied Statistics, General3-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 7 completers-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science5-
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (other)2-
Physical Sciences [+] 19 completers-
Chemistry14-
Geology/Earth Science1-
Physics2-
Materials Science2-
Psychology [+] 20 completers-
Psychology15-
School Psychology1-
Educational Psychology4-
Human Services [+] 5 completers-
Social Work5-
Social Sciences [+] 11 completers-
Anthropology1-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics3-
Geography3-
Political Science and Government4-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 7 completers-
Music7-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Public Health Education and Promotion0-
Nursing Science0-
Business [+] 10 completers-
Business Administration and Management1-
Accounting2-
Finance1-
Management Science2-
Marketing/Marketing Management4-
History [+] 2 completers-
History2-
Total203
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Legal Studies [+] 119 completers-
Law119-
Human Services [+] (1 completers) 0 completers-
Social Work0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 42 completers-
Nursing Practice42-
Total161
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 18 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration8-
Special Education and Teaching0-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services2-
Elementary Education and Teaching5-
Secondary Education and Teaching3-
Psychology [+] 8 completers-
Educational Psychology8-
Total26

Graduate Student Population at The University of Alabama

For academic year 2021-2022, total 6,170 students enrolled into The University of Alabama graduate schools where it has total 37,840 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 3,783 full-time and 2,387 part-time graduate students. By gender, 2,308 male and 3,862 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total6,1702,3083,862
Full-time3,7831,5482,235
Part-tme2,3877601,627
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 4,114 White (66.68%), 814 Black/African American (13.19%), 275 Hispanic (4.46%), 115 Asian (1.86%), and 852 students with other races. 589 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total6,1702,3083,862
American Indian/Native American18414
Asian1154570
Black/African American814204610
Hispanic27596179
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander725
White4,1141,5022,612
Two More1575899
Un-Known813744
Non-resident Alien589360229
The University of Alabama offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 2,507 graduate students (40.63% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 1,852 graduate students (30.02% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total6,170
Enrolled Online Exclusively2,507
Enrolled Some Online Courses1,852
Not in Online Courses1,811
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at The University of Alabama. 2,108 students are aged 20 to 24 (34.17% of total students), 349 students are aged above 50 (5.66%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at The University of Alabama.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total6,1702,3083,862
Age 20-2116552113
Age 22-241,9437141,229
Age 25-291,581636945
Age 30-34943396547
Age 35-39543198345
Age 40-49641200441
Age 50-64338104234
Over 641156
Age Un-Known532

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