Mission Statement:

The mission of the UAB Graduate School is to offer high quality, accredited graduate education in diverse and interdisciplinary areas of study, while upholding high ethical and educational standards with regard to serving and supporting our graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and staff.

Vision Statement:

The vision of the UAB Graduate School is to become a leading provider of graduate education and to be known for excellence in all graduate programs of study and in postdoctoral training.

Core Values:


Core Value 1 - We value an academically excellent learning environment.

Therefore we will:

•   Strive for excellence in graduate programs and postdoctoral training by continually upgrading program offerings to compete with other leading graduate schools.
•   Recruit students and postdoctoral fellows in a competitive manner by providing high quality and rigorous research and training programs.

Core Value 2 - We value and celebrate diversity in cultural backgrounds and beliefs. Therefore we will:

•   Recruit graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and other research scholars both nationally and internationally.
•   Promote the importance of diversity in research and pedagogical philosophy in order to provide well-rounded educational and professional opportunities for our students and postdoctoral fellows.

Core Value 3 - We value a student-centered learning environment.

Therefore we will:

•   Prepare graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to participate successfully in both academic and other professional arenas.
•   Develop and sustain interdisciplinary graduate and postdoctoral training programs that will promote creative thinking across disciplines.
•   Advocate for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows while serving as a liaison between trainees and the University administration.

Core Value 4 - We value University growth.

Therefore we will:

•   Create and enforce policies that promote progress for both trainees and the University.
•   Provide leadership in the development and evaluation of innovative graduate and postdoctoral training programs.

Graduate School News

The 3MT® comes to UAB

3MT logoThe University of Alabama at Birmingham joins the long list of institutions who participate in the 3MT. UAB will have its first competition October 20, 2016, during Homecoming Week. Registration due September 15, 2016. Read more ...

HudsonAlpha and UAB awarded NIH training grant

UAB skyline viewThe program is the first of its kind to incorporate research and medical training in genomics. Read more ...

MSHA student Javeen Thomas wins national scholarship

JaveenThomasJaveen Thomas, a graduate student in health administration who emigrated from Jamaica 16 years ago, has been named a winner of a select scholarship by the American College of Healthcare Executives awarded to minority students. Read more ...
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