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How to Apply to IEM

Applying to the UAB Information Engineering and Management program involves three steps: Prepare, Apply, & Decision.

Step 1: Prepare

Here is what you will need to attach to your application:

1.     Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited university (degree does not have to be in engineering).

2.     Official transcripts from every institution attended (even if you did not obtain a degree from there). Here’s how to send them in

3.     Your resume highlighting 3+ years of relevant industry work experience.

4.     Recommendations (at least three).  We prefer that these recommendations come from people you have worked for and worked with.  List names/email addresses and the Graduate School will send an electronic request to each of them.

5.     An essay answering each of these questions.

These items should be submitted to IEM directly at iem@uab.edu.

6.     A video introducing yourself to IEM. Directions here. 

7.     A photograph of yourself.

Step 2: Apply

Complete the application on the UAB Graduate School Application website.  Select Master's Degree - the Intended program of study is Master of Engineering (MEng) - the concentration will be IEM.
Select the term you plan to enroll.  IEM only admits for the Fall and Spring semesters.

The application fee for domestic applicants and green card holders is $50 and application fee for international applicants is $60.

International Requirements ·  The Graduate School now monitors English proficiency to make sure applicants meet our minimum scores which are listed below.

                                                               i.      IELTS – 6.5

                                                             ii.      TOEFL – 80

                                                           iii.      PTEA – 53

                 ·         Financial Affidavit of Support

                 ·         Immigration documentation if currently residing in the US

Step 3: Decision

Here is what to expect once you apply:

·      Applications are due by August 1 for the Fall and December 1 for the Spring.  This does not mean that application checklists must be complete by that date.

·      If you miss the application deadlines above, we encourage you to apply as a UAB non-degree seeking graduate student.  This status allows you to register for classes without having to provide a full application packet.  Up to 12 hours of coursework taken in this status will count toward your degree requirements.  You will need to apply as a degree seeking student (additional application fees apply) for the following semester to be eligible to take additional coursework.  The deadline to apply as non-degree seeking is 5 days prior to the start of the semester.  NOTE: Financial Aid does not cover students in a non-degree seeking status.

·      Decisions are typically made within 2-3 weeks after the application is complete.


·      No GMAT/GRE required for admission to IEM.

·      No minimum GPA requirement for admission to IEM.

·      An Engineering undergraduate degree is not required for admission to IEM.

·      An interview with the IEM admissions committee may also be required.

·      Acceptance is determined by the IEM Admissions Committee