Students in the Microbiology Graduate Theme have the opportunity to specialize in Bacteriology or Virology via defined tracks within the program. Students interested in other microbes or areas of research will find ample opportunity to develop their research interests through the selection of specific courses, journal clubs, seminars, and research training.
All students are provided with financial support that includes a full stipend (currently $26,000), tuition and fees, and health insurance. There are no teaching or other specific requirements beyond those of the academic program. Pursuit of the Ph.D. degree is a full-time endeavor, and no other remunerative work is allowed. Continuous registration and satisfactory academic standing are required during all terms.
Domestic application deadline: February 1 (Limited number of positions - early applications are strongly encouraged)
International application deadline: January 15
Snapshot of the Most Recent Entering Class (total, all GBS themes)
60 1st year students
- Average GPA, 3.6
- Average GRE (quantitative plus verbal) 1233
- 50% female/50% male
- 82% US citizens/18% international, from 22 states & 6 countries
- 18% US students from 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.