Graduate Programs

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College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Master's Degree Programs

For general questions about graduate admissions in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering, please contact Mr. Drake Vaccaro at

Applied Manufacturing Engineering - This online engineering degree has been specifically developed to meet the demands of working professionals with versatile curriculum based on cutting-edge research and industry demand, flexible admissions with consideratin given to all STEM bachelor's degrees, and advising and mentor support from the university's outstanding professors. 

Graduate Coordinator:  Dr. Sayeed Shohag (256) 765-5030

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. Wayne Bergeron  (256) 765-5022

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 and Community Services - The graduate program in Family and Community Services 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 and Community Services M.S. program is to teach students the essential skills and competencies designed to enhance the quality of life within families.
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. May Takeuchi  (256) 765-4538

Geographic Information Science - The Geographic Information 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. Sunhui Sim (256) 765-4250

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. Lynne Rieff  (256) 765-4661

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 specializations in Community Development, Security and Safety Leadership, Information Technology and (new to UNA) Higher Education Administration specialization. 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: Dr. Craig Robertson (256) 765-5006

Mathematics -  The University of North Alabama's Online Master of Science in Mathematics degree program is a fully online, innovative approach to graduate level mathematics.  All students take a core of five 3-credit courses (including courses in algebra and analysis).  In addition, students can choose from concentration/elective courses in pure mathematics, mathematics teaching, or various STEM concentrations.

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Xiaonan Zhu   (256) 765-4638

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. George Makowski  (256) 765-4307

Social Work -  The Department of Social Work’s Online Masters of Social Work (MSW) program's mission is to prepare advanced generalist social work practitioners who demonstrate the application of professional social work knowledge, values, and skills to practice situations to promote human and community well-being. The program endeavors to train advanced generalist practitioners to utilize theoretical frameworks in the application of therapeutic skills in the engagement, assessment, and intervention of/with diverse clients and constituencies in various agencies and social services setting. A focus of the program is to enhance the preparation of advanced generalist practitioners to promote and advocate for human rights and social/economic justice in a purposeful, intentional, and professional manner in rural to metropolitan communities incorporating the impact of global perspectives.

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. John Hodges   (256) 765-4540

Writing -  Completion of the MA in Writing at UNA will prepare you for advanced careers in technical and professional writing. Some of the many employment opportunities available to our graduates are: technical writing, editing, publishing, social media campaign designers, document design and creative communications management. Graduates will also be prepared to seek a terminal degree in various fields including English, Composition, Rhetoric and a Master in Fine Arts.

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Tammy Winner (256) 765-4497

Tuition Information

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

College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Application Deadlines

  • Applications for admission to the program for fall semester:
    • Deadline for early applications and Graduate Assistantships for fall is February 1
    • Deadline for late applications for fall is July 1
  • Applications for admission to the program for spring semester:
    • Deadline for all spring applications is Nov. 1
  • Applications for admission to the program for summer semester:
    • Deadline for all summer applications is April 1


Readmission Information

Students seeking readmission to a graduate program in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering must complete this form and submit it to The deadline to apply for readmission is two days before the start of the semester (Fall, Spring, Summer). You will be notified of the readmission decision by the first day of class.