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

Ice cream social for grad students is August 30

Ice Cream Social FlyerUAB Graduate School, Graduate Student Government and Student Affairs invite you to have a bowl of delicious Bruster's ice cream on us! Read more ...

3MT® informational meeting is August 18

3MT logoThis fall, the University of Alabama at Birmingham will participate for the first time in the Three Minute Thesis Competition. We'll provide more information on 3MT and answer your questions on August 18 from 1 to 2 p.m. in Heritage Hall Room 104. Read more ...

Doctoral student named UAB School of Education’s inaugural Cramer Morgan Fellow

joy barrosJoy Barros, a Pensacola, Florida, native and graduate student pursing a doctorate in heath education/health promotion, has been named the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s inaugural Cramer Morgan Fellow. Read more ...

2016 Graduate Program Recruitment Fair

RS12835 Education Career Fair 2015 42Interested in Graduate education? Join the UAB Graduate School for the 2016 Graduate Program Recruitment Fair. You will not want to miss this.

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Grad Student Government President attends AAAS CASE workshop

haley2Haley Medved Kendrick, President or the UAB Graduate Student Government and PhD Candidate in Medical Sociology, shares how the AAAS Case workshop has prepared her to advocate for research, locally and at the national level Read more ...
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