Application Checklist


1. Complete and submit an online application via Target X. The application must include:

• Personal statement/essay: Use this component to tell the admissions committee about yourself, your research experience, the area of research in which you are interested, and anything else you want to discuss. This would also be the place to address any gaps or inconsistencies in your timeline.

• Resume or curriculum vitae

• Three letters of recommendation


2. Submit application fee1 payment: Domestic: $50.00 | International: $60.00


3. Request official transcripts2 from all post-secondary institutions attended to be mailed by the issuing institution to the UAB Graduate School.  For those schools that use email, use This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.
UAB Grad School
1700 University Boulevard
Birmingham AL 35294-0013

For United States Postal Service
UAB Grad School
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham AL 35294-0013


4. Submit official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTEA score2 (International applicants only)

Institution Code: 1856


1Students participating in one of these qualifying programs may be eligible for an application fee waiver:

• ABRCMS - Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students
• Emory STEM Research and Career Symposium
• ERN - Emerging Research Conference
• Fisk to Vanderbilt Bridge Program
• Gates Millennium Scholars
• GEM - National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Sciences
• Graduate Horizon for Native American Students
• Hopps Research Scholars Program
• IRT - Institute for Recruitment of Teachers
• LSAMP - Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation
• MARC - Minority Access to Research Careers
• McNair Scholars
• MMUF - Mellon Mays Undergraduate Research Fellowship
• NNE - National Name Exchange
• PREP - NIH funded Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program
• Project 100
• RISE - Research Initiative for Maximizing Student Development
• SACNAS - Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science
• SPIN - Summer Program in Neuroscience
• UNCF - United Negro College Fund

2Unofficial transcripts and test scores will be accepted for the application review process. These can be uploaded through TargetX, sent via fax (205.934.8413), or emailed (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). If offered admission, official transcripts from each college institution and official test scores will be required.