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.

Graduate School News

3MT information sessions offer competition tips, last minute chance to register

3MT squaresIf you are registered for 3MT or want to take advantage of late registration, make plans to attend one of these sessions: Wednesday, September 28 at 2 p.m. in Bevil 170 or Thursday, September 29 at 2 p.m. in Campbell Hall 301. Read more ...

Congratulations to 2016 Postdoc Awards winners

2016 postdoc award winnersThe Office of Postdoctoral Education and Postdoctoral Assocation celebrated -- you guessed it -- UAB's postdocs with an apprecation lunch and awards ceremony on September 20. Read more ...

Record 19,535 students #ChooseUAB - 7,166 of those graduate students

students dining streamEnrollment at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, bolstered by record recruitment and retention gains, increased by 1,202 students year-over-year to a record-high 19,535 for the fall 2016 semester.  Read more ...

Left breathless: How asthma influences infection

arthur totten headshot squareArthur Totten, a PhD candidate in Microbiology and an asthmatic himself, studies how allergy sufferers react to bacterial infections. At his Discoveries in the Making presentation at Homewood Public Library on September 8, Arthur talked about a pathogen only found in humans called Mycoplasmas Pneumoniae (Mpn) – bacteria that causes walking pneumonia. Read more ...
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