Forms and Downloads

Note: Unless otherwise specified, all the documents linked to below are PDFs that can be viewed with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Program Description (revised 8/2008)

Program Description: This is a neatly printable document that sets forth most of the basic "rules" of the graduate program. Also, current students and faculty will likely find it helpful to consult this description of the "Program Paperwork" (along with the checklists for both Plan I and Plan II students) which sets forth the various forms and documents that need to be completed for a timely graduation. To insure that students and their GSC advisors stay on track, we also require students with 18 or more hours of graduate course credit to file an "Annual Report" explaining their plans to complete the degree.

Graduate Student Handbook

The UAB Graduate School publishes a handbook that sets forth many of the administrative policies that govern all UAB graduate students. If you are puzzled about a policy or have questions about what is and is not allowed by the Graduate School, this document is the first resource to consult.

Assistantship & Fellowship Materials

The Department of English offers some limited graduate student support in the form of Graduate Assistantships, Dean's Assistantships, and a Diversity Fellowship. A description of the terms of the Assistantships is available here; a description of the Diversity Fellowship is available here. For further information, contact the Director of Graduate Studies.

Additional Forms Available for Download or Online Submission

The complete listing of Graduate School Forms offers several documents of particular interest to English graduate students, including admissions forms, non-degree admissions forms, applications for admission to candidacy, applications for degrees, etc. Also, the English department form for establishing an individual student's Graduate Studies Committee is available here.

Worksheets for Graduate Students

Current graduate students would be wise to download and print the course planning worksheet appropriate to their chosen concentration, and then use that sheet to plan a course of studies for the next two or three semesters.

While every effort is made to keep information on the Department of English web site as accurate and up-to-date as possible, students are responsible for verifying course requirements and program status by seeing the appropriate university advisor(s) and program director(s).