Application Deadlines

Summer & Fall March 1
Spring October 15


For admission in good standing to the M.S. and Ph.D. programs, applicants must meet the following requirements (in addition to the Graduate School's standards):

  • undergraduate degree in a biological science
  • A-B-level scholarship in all biology courses
  • two semesters of organic chemistry, two semesters of physics, and mathematics through calculus
  • minimum of 154 on verbal and quantitative scores on the GRE General Test
  • a personal statement of career goals
  • three letters of evaluation from individuals with a thorough knowledge of the applicant's academic abilities and potential
  • international students only - TOEFL of 100 or IELTS of 7 is generally required

Since the department's faculty represent a diverse array of research interests, it is strongly recommended that a student contact a potential faculty mentor to discuss common interests prior to applying.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.