Admissions

Admission Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • Undergraduate degree does not have to be in engineering
    • No minimum GPA requirement
    • No GMAT/GRE required
  • 3+ years of relevant industry work experience

If you feel that you have close to this amount of experience and would like to discuss your qualifications before you apply, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Application Materials

  • Three letters of recommendation
    • Preferrably, letters should come from a colleague or supervisor.
    • Submit email addresses of recommenders when you complete the online application. The recommenders are notified via email how to submit the recommendation.
  • IEM essay (download essay questions)
  • Resume/CV highlighting three+ years of relevant industry work experience
  • No entrance tests required
  • Five-minute video telling us a little about yourself, what you’ve done, and why you want to be admitted to IEM
  • Recent photo

Application Deadlines

FallSpring
August 1 December 1

International Applicant Requirements

  • IELTS – 6.5
    TOEFL – 80
    PTEA – 53
  • Financial Affidavit of Support
  • Immigration documentation if currently residing in the US

International applicants must provide documentation showing they have earned the equivalent of a four-year bachelor’s degree from the United States to be eligible for admission consideration. To learn more about this requirement, visit the International Applicants section of the UAB Graduate School website and select the tab "Translated Transcripts and Proof of Degree."

How to Apply

Applying for admission involves completing an online application to the UAB Graduate School, emailing a video introduction and photograph to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and submitting official transcripts.

  • Complete Online Application
  • Submit Video and Photograph
  • Submit Transcripts

Complete Online Application

  • Complete the online graduate application through the UAB Graduate School online admissions system.
  • When prompted, select Master's Degree. The Intended program of study is Master of Engineering (MEng). The concentration is IEM.
  • Submit contact information for individuals who will write letters of recommendation.
    • Notification emails will be automatically sent to the identified recommenders.
  • Submit your resume/CV as an attachment with your online application.
  • Submit IEM essay (download essay questions) as an attachment with your online application.
  • Submit non-refundable application fee payment.

Submit Video and Photograph

The video should be less than five minutes in length. Please tell us a little about yourself, what you’ve done, and why you want to be admitted to IEM. The video should be posted to YouTube or Vimeo and the link e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Also submit a recent photograph of yourself (preferably a head shot you would use on a LinkedIn profile).

Submit Transcripts

Submit official transcripts from every post-secondary institution attended (even if you did not obtain a degree). Request transcripts be mailed to the UAB Graduate School. Transcripts are considered unofficial unless they are issued in one of the following ways:

  • Electronic transcripts issued directly to the Graduate School by the school’s Registrar’s Office. Transcripts forwarded from a student’s email account will not be considered official.
  • Paper transcripts bearing a university seal sent directly to the Graduate School from the issuing school’s Registrar’s Office.
  • Paper transcripts submitted by the student in a sealed envelope bearing a university signature or stamp across the seal.

Mailing address
UAB Graduate School
LHL G03
1700 University Blvd 1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-0013

Ready to Get Started?

Start the admissions process by completing the online graduate school application. For questions, please contact us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at (205) 934-8480.