The Graduate Biomedical Sciences Program accepts applications year-round.

Evaluation of applications for the 2017 academic year has begun.

Since admission is competitive, we encourage interested candidates to complete their applications as soon as possible. Each year, we offer positions to highly qualified students until our class is full. Typically, our admissions process is complete by late February.


Graduate School Application Process Checklist

  • Complete and submit online application. See list below for what constitutes a completed application.
  • Submit application fee payment: Domestic: $50.00 | International: $60.00
  • Please ask the individuals from whom you request references to submit them online via the Apply Yourself system. Electronic submission is the ONLY method.
  • Request one (1) official transcript* to be mailed by the issuing institution to the UAB Graduate School:
         UAB Graduate School
         G03 LHL; 1700 University Blvd
         1720 2nd Avenue South
         Birmingham, AL 35294-0013

         *Unofficial transcripts and test scores will be accepted for the application review process. These scores can be sent via fax (205.934.8413) or email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Please note: if offered admission, official transcripts from each college institution and offical test scores from ETS will be required.
  • Submit official GRE score
    • Institution Code: 1856 | No Department Code Required
  • Submit official TOEFL score (international applicants only)
    • Institution Code: 1856
  • Unofficial transcripts and test scores will be accepted for the application review process. These scores can be sent via fax (205.934.8413) or email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Please note: if accepted, official transcripts from each college institution and offical test scores from ETS will be required.

These items make up a complete application:

  1. application
  2. personal statement
  3. transcripts
  4. GRE score
  5. TOEFL score, if international applicant
  6. 3 letters of recommendation

For additional information, contact the program manager for the theme to which you are applying:

Immunology Theme
Microbiology Theme

    Nicole Cross | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 205.934.3857

Cancer Biology Theme
Neuroscience Theme

     Patricia Matthews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 205.934.7034

Biochemistry, Structural & Stem Cell Biology Theme
Pathobiology & Molecular Medicine Theme
     Felita Milon | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 205.934.7810

Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology Theme
Genetics, Genomics & Bioinformatics
     Nan Travis | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 205.934.1033