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.


Application requirements:

  • All applications must be submitted to the UAB Graduate School online via ApplyYourself. No application fee is required for US citizens or Permanent Residents. Review the Application Process Checklist provided by each GBS theme in its listing in the Graduate Program Directory for program-specific requirements.
  • Each applicant must submit a 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.
  • GRE official scores no more than five years old are required of all applicants. TOEFL scores no more than two years old required of international applicants with a score of 250 (computer-based) or higher will be considered.
    The GRE and TOEFL Institutional code for UAB is 1856.
  • Official transcripts are required from all post-secondary institutions attended and must be mailed directly from that institution to the UAB Grad School:
    For UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.
    UAB Grad School
    LHL G03
    1700 University Boulevard
    Birmingham AL 35294-0013

    For United States Postal Service:
    UAB Grad School
    LHL G03
    1720 2nd Avenue South
    Birmingham AL 35294-0013
  • Three reference letters must be submitted online via ApplyYourself.

Students interested in the MD/PhD program should follow the application process on the UAB MD/PhD Program website.