Graduate School News

Discoveries: When breathing isn’t so easy

IMG 8159Courtney Petty, a graduate student in the Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology theme of the Graduate Biomedical Sciences program, researches new therapeutics that could potentially improve the lives of people living with cystic fibrosis.
Read more ...

Not just a postdoc, not just a soldier

DSC 0919Samir Rana, a postdoctoral fellow from Nepal, has spent the past two years balancing life as a postdoc and as a solder in the U.S. Army Reserve.
Read more ...

Discoveries: Does living longer always equal better?

IMG 8199Leigh Ann Bray is a Ph.D. student in the School of Nursing with a research focus on helping those with cystic fibrosis have a better quality of life.

Read more ...

Upcoming Events

Blazer Spotlights

Hisham Abdelmotilib

Hisham Abdelmotilib

Jacqueline Vo

Jacqueline Vo

Kendra Royston

Kendra Royston

Samir Rana

Samir Rana

1. How can I submit a request for information?

Applicants can request graduate admissions information by emailing the Graduate School at or by calling at (205) 934-8227.

2. How do I apply to the Graduate School?

Applicants must create an account via Target X, complete and submit the Graduate School online application, and pay the non-refundable application fee. To apply online, click here!

3. What are the program’s required application materials and admission deadlines? 

Many academic programs have additional requirements beyond the Graduate School’s minimum requirements. Applicants are encouraged to consult the department for specific requirements and deadlines related to their intended program of study. 

4. How do I check my application status?

You can check your application status by logging into our application system with your unique PIN and password. 

5.When will I be notified of my admissions decision?

The timeline for the graduate admissions process varies based on your individual circumstances and the program to which you have applied. Click here for an overview of the application process

6. I am unable to attend for the semester in which I was admitted.  Am I able to postpone my start date?

- Students wishing to defer their admission should submit the Request to Defer Admission by the following deadlines: December 1 (if deferring to the spring semester), May 1 (if deferring to the summer semester), and August 1 (if deferring to the fall semester).  The program director’s signature must be included before the Graduate School can make any changes.

7.  If I was previously admitted to a graduate program but am not currently attending, am I eligible for readmission? 

·  Students who have been enrolled within the past three (3) semesters do not need to apply for readmission.
·  Students who have not registered for three (3) consecutive semesters will be changed to inactive student status and must apply for readmission via the readmission application before they will be able to register for courses at UAB.
·   Students who have been away from the university for more than five (5) years must complete a new application for admission

8. I currently attend another institution but would like to transfer to UAB. What is the process?

Transfer students are subject to the same admissions requirements as all other applicants. Information regarding transfer credit can be found in the Graduate Catalog

9. Where is the Graduate School located?

The Graduate School’s location, office hours, and mailing address can be found here

10. Where can I locate tuition and fees? 

For all questions regarding tuition, fees, and financial aid, please refer to UAB’s Detailed Tuition and Fees