Graduate School News

Discoveries: The sweet science behind mending muscle

IMG 0174Rylie Hightower, a third-year graduate student in the Graduate Biomedial Sciences neuroscience program, studies proteins and other factors that contribute to the progression of muscular dystrophy. 

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Link to Leadership: Dr. Lisa Schwiebert, Associate Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs

GRAD logo without taglineEmbarking on the graduate school journey can be a challenging experience, but it helps if you understand the major players involved in that experience. This new series, "Link to Leadership," features Q&As with UAB's Graduate School leaders and an opportunity for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to get to know these leaders on a deeper level.
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Graduate Student Organization Spotlight: Graduate Student Government

Grad Student Organization Spotlight graphicThe University of Alabama at Birmingham offers numerous ways for graduate students to enhance their leadership skills, one of which is joining a student organization. But how do you decide which organization is the right fit for you? This Spotlight series will highlight all of UAB's graduate student organizations, as well as the benefits of joining each one.  Read more ...

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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