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The English Department offers the following three forms of support for MA students:

Graduate Teaching Assistantships

The Department of English offers a competitive Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) program. Typically, assistantships require students to tutor in the University Writing Center and teach sections of English composition (as second-year students). In exchange, GTAs receive a modest stipend which is sufficient to cover tuition and fees with some left over for living expenses.

GTA positions begin during the fall semester of each academic year with the first round of applications due by February 15 of the prior academic year. These applications are evaluated and letters of offer issued by mid-March. Prospective graduate assistants will then have until April 15 to accept or decline the offer. After April 15, if assistantship positions are still available, a second round of applications will be considered.

The application for a Graduate Assistantship consists of the MA program application submitted through the Graduate School (which will need to be completed by the deadlines noted above) as well as a form, including a short essay, which you can submit using the button below.

Diversity Fellowship

The English Department offers one MA fellowship a year to an underrepresented or minoritized candidate applying for admission in the Fall. The winner of the fellowship will have their tuition paid for the full 31 hours required for the MA, as long as the MA is completed within two academic years: beginning in the Fall of the first year and finishing in the Spring of the second academic year. The fellow must maintain good academic standing for the funding to continue. Should the Diversity fellow apply for the GTA program and receive that position, the full GTA fellowship amount will be paid as a stipend over the course of the fellowship in addition to the tuition that is covered by the Diversity Fellowship.

Collins Family Scholarship

Each year, the UAB English Department offers the Collins Family Scholarship to a student pursuing an MA in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. Winners are selected by a committee of faculty on the basis of outstanding performance in creative writing classes. The award amount is typically $1,000.

More Information

For more information about any of these programs and fellowships, contact the Director of Graduate Studies.