Ph.D. Admission Requirements

Only students with a firm foundation in Advanced Calculus, Algebra, and Topology are considered for immediate admission to the Ph.D. program. A student lacking this background will be considered for admission to our Master's program first. Upon passing the qualifying exam a student may transfer to the Ph.D. program. We are expecting at least a B average in a student's previous work, and a score of 150 or above in the quantitative reasoning part of the Graduate Record Examination General Test. In our assessment of the qualifications of a student the letters of evaluation play an important role. 

To apply for admission you have to provide academic records, letters of recommendation, and scores of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), General Test. There are more requirements for international students. UAB charges also a processing fee. For details please see the admissions page of the Graduate School. The Graduate School requires that all applications are submitted online via the Apply-Yourself Network. If you have any general questions about the online application process, you can contact the Graduate School at the address

UAB Graduate School
HUC 511
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-1150
USA
E-Mail: gradschool@uab.edu
Phone: 1-205-934-8227

With questions about our mathematics program and financial support, please contact us directly at

Department of Mathematics
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL 35294-1170
USA
E-Mail: stolz@uab.edu
Phone: 1-205-934-2154

Applications for admission to the Graduate Programs in Mathematics are welcome any time. However, it is necessary that your complete application is received by the Graduate School at least six weeks before the beginning of the term in which you wish to begin graduate study. Moreover, to ensure full consideration for financial support for the Academic Year (mid August -- mid May) we should receive your application by March 15.