APPLICATION INFORMATION


The GBS program and Neuroscience theme welcome applications from individuals committed to obtaining a graduate education in biomedical sciences with a focus on neuroscience. Applications are strongly encouraged from individuals with previous work experience, a master's degree in a related area, or a professional degree.  APPLY HERE.

All students accepted into the program receive
●   free tuition
●   free single coverage student health insurance
●   $29,000/year stipend

NOTE:  Send all transcripts and other mailed-in documents to the UAB Graduate School.
DO NOT send materials to the Neuroscience office.

UAB Graduate School
LHL 103
1720 2nd Ave So
Birmingham AL 35294

GRE and TOEFL Institutional Code for UAB is 1856. There is no departmental code.


APPLICATION DEADLINES

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS: 
All application materials must be received via Apply Yourself or
in the UAB Graduate School no later than January 15th to be considered for review.

DOMESTIC APPLICANTS:  All application materials must be received via Apply Yourself or in the UAB Graduate School no later than January 15th to be considered for review. Complete applications (see below for a list of what makes an application complete) received before December 1 will receive priority review.


GENERAL PRE-ADMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE NEUROSCIENCE THEME:

●   3.0 or above undergraduate GPA
●   Minimum GRE scores of 1100 (previous scoring) or 303 (new scoring) * 
●   Strong background in biology, chemistry, and/or mathematics
●   TOEFL (for international students) of greater than 600 on paper-based test
      and greater than 25 on computer-based test *

Our admissions committee reviews applications from December through March for admission the following fall. You may apply online any time during the year for consideration of admission the next open fall semester.

*The average GRE score of successful candidates is 1150; average undergraduate GPA is 3.5.
*If an international applicant completed his/her undergraduate degree at a US institution, TOEFL can be waived. This does not apply if the Masters degree is taken at a US or other English-speaking university.


REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:

Domestic students: (No application fee)
●   Application and personal statement
●   Official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended
●   Official GRE scores (Institutional code 1856, no department code)
●   3 letters of recommendation


International students:
($60 application fee)

●   Application and personal statement
●   Official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended
●   Official GRE scores (Institutional code 1856, no department code)
●   Official TOEFL scores
●   3 letters of recommendation

 

ONLY  ONLINE  APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED - APPLY NOW



AREAS OF SCIENTIFIC CONCENTRATION:

●   Biochemistry ●   Optometry
●   Biomedical Engineering ●   Pathology
●   Cell Biology ●   Pharmacology & Toxicology
●   Genetics  ●   Physiology & Biophysics
●   Medicine ●   Psychiatry
●   Microbiology ●   Psychology
●   Neurobiology   ●   Vision Science
●   Neurology