Our admission process has two levels of review. The Graduate School sets general admission requirements, and each graduate program specifies its particular requirements. In general, the Graduate School welcomes applications from students who have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited academic institution, who have good letters of evaluation, and who have scored well on a recognized standardized test (usually the Graduate Record Examination General Test). Each application is evaluated by the program faculty on the basis of all information available about the applicant. Most of our graduate programs can accommodate only a limited number of students. Admission is usually competitive, and we may not be able to offer admission even to some well-qualified applicants. Normally, successful applicants have usually presented at least a B average on undergraduate coursework. Since it is difficult for us to generalize across the wide range of our graduate programs, please contact the program to which you are applying to confirm the test score and GPA requirements. If space is available, some programs may allow probationary admission to applicants who fall short of the above standards.

Applicants for admission will not be processed until all credentials required by the Graduate School have been received. Applications and materials submitted are held for one year; if an admission decision is not made within that time, the records will be destroyed. The applicant is responsible for making sure that the appropriate credentials are received by the Graduate School. The Graduate School assumes no obligation to inform applicants about erroneous or missing credentials. All application materials become the property of the university and may not be released to any other individual or the applicant.

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Student Spotlight- Benjamin Owusu

Benjamin Owusu Student Spotlight Portrait 2Benjamin Owusu has been very busy during his time as a doctoral student at UAB. Read about all he has accomplished and why he is so deserving of being in the Graduate School's "Student Spotlight".  Read more ...

Exploring the mystery of bacteria that cause cavities and their role in overall human health

Stephanie Momeni squareStephanie Momeni, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Biology at UAB, seeks to understand whether we can identify those strains of bacteria associated with tooth decay and whether we can determine how and when they are acquired. Read more ...

Are older adults receiving acute stroke treatment?

Karen Albright squareKaren Albright, DO, MPH, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Epidemiology, found that while older adults (aged 65+) accounted for 68 percent of ischemic stroke discharges at hospitals across the U.S., they only make up approximately half of the stroke patients receiving acute treatment. Read more ...
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