Admissions

Apply today if you are interested in a career in the exciting field of genetics in laboratory research, teaching, or industry. We are now accepting applicaitons for Fall 2015 entry.

Application Review

Applications are reviewed by the UAB Graduate Biomedical Sciences (GBS) Admissions Committee, representing all GBS thematic programs. Acceptance will be based on a combination of factors including:

  • Undergraduate performance (both the curriculum and grade point average)

  • Letters of recommendation

  • GRE scores (and TOEFL scores for international applicants)

  • A personal statement of research and career interests

  • Previous research experience

  • Personal interview of select applicants, at program expense (international applicants may be interviewed by phone or video conference)

Admission to our program is very competitive, and the number of positions is limited; thus not every qualified applicant can be offered a position. Application submission by December 15 is strongly encouraged. While application deadline is January 15, positions are filled beginning in December.


 Snapshot of the Most Recent Entering Class (all GBS programs)

 44 first-year students
  - Average GPA: 3.5
  - Average GRE (quantitative plus verbal): 310
  - 59% female/41% male
  - 86% U.S. citizens/14% international
  - 20% U.S. students fom underrepresented groups
  - 100% have previous research experience

The University of Alabama at Birmingham encourages application from and gives full consideration to all candidates for admission and financial aid without respect to age, sex, sexual orientation, race, disability unrelated to program performance, color, religion or national origin.