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, 3 letters of recommendation, and scores of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), General Test. There are more requirements for international students. UAB charges an application fee, for details please see the admissions page of the Graduate School. The Graduate School requires that all applications are submitted online here via the TargetX application portal, required recommendation letters must also be submitted using this application portal. If you have any general questions about the online application process, you can contact the Graduate School at the address below.

UAB Graduate School
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-0013
Phone: 1-205-934-8227

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Submit official TOEFL test score (for international applicants only) to Institution code 1856

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

Department of Mathematics
University of Alabama at Birmingham
CH 452 1300 University Blvd

Birmingham, AL 35294-1170
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.  We request 3 letters of recommendation, a personal essay, and a resume or CV to be submitted electronically with your application.