Graduate Programs

Students Admission


College of Arts and Sciences Master's Degree Programs

For general questions about about graduate admissions in the College of Arts & Sciences, please contact Ms. LeeAnna Brown at Please also review the College of Arts & Sciences Graduate Student Information Sheet.

Criminal Justice - The criminal justice program offers coursework leading to the Masters in Criminal Justice. Upon graduation, students will be prepared for agency employment or continued study in the field of criminal justice/criminology. 

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Christopher Purser (256) 765-4535

English - The Master of Arts degree in English at UNA is designed to support students in their intellectual and professional development. The program provides a firm foundation in British and American literature to prepare graduates to teach at the college level or to continue their studies. *Note: If you are wishing to gain a Class A Teaching Certificate, please visit our Education page.

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Kelly Latchaw (256) 765-4492

Family Studies - The graduate program in Family Studies focuses on understanding the dynamics of families in a changing society, as well as the impact that family interaction has on individual development and success. The core objective of the Family Studies M.S. program is to teach students the essential skills and competencies designed to enhance the quality of life within families.

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Amber Paulk (256) 765-4855

Geospatial Science - The geospatial science program is an innovative approach to applying spatial knowledge and technology to solve contemporary problems. It focuses on the multidisciplinary application of geography, the spatial paradigm, and methods of geospatial technologies.

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. David Brommer (256) 765-4246

History - The Master of Arts degree in History at UNA is designed to meet the needs of our students and the modern workforce. Our graduates have a solid foundation in the methodologies of traditional academic history, and are prepared for a variety of opportunities, including professional advancement and teaching. *Note: If you are wishing to gain a Class A Teaching Certificate, please visit our Education page. 

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Sarah Franklin (256) 765-5774

Interdisciplinary and Professional Studies -The Master of Professional Studies (M.Pr.S) degree program is an applied professional program with workforce development, organizational leadership and personal development at the core of its mission. The M.Pr.S degree offers specialization in Community Development, Security and Safety Leadership, and Information Technology. This graduate degree is designed for career oriented students and offers an accessible, online, and affordable opportunity to achieve educational and professional objectives.

Graduate Coordinator: Ms. Erin Froman (256) 765-5003

Public History - The Master of Arts in Public History at UNA is designed to meet the needs of students interested in pursuing a career in public history. Class projects, fieldwork, and internships prepare students to work in a variety of settings, including archives, museums, cultural resource management firms, state historic preservation offices, and libraries.

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Carolyn Barske (256) 765-4529  

Tuition Information

Information about graduate tuition can be found at (online only students receive in-state tuition)

College of Arts and Sciences Application Deadlines

Fall Semester:

February 1 - to apply for an assistantship, all materials and scores must be submitted to the Office of Admissions by February 1. Please contact the department graduate coordinator to determine eligibility for assistantships.

July 1 - regular fall admission deadline

Spring Semester: November 1

Summer Semester: April 1

Readmission Information

Students seeking readmission to a graduate program in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete this form and submit it to The deadline for fall readmission is August 1. The deadline for spring readmission is December 1.