The University of Alabama at Birmingham will accept satisfactory TOEFL or IELTS proficiency examinations for admission to graduate programs. Test scores must be sent directly from the testing institution.

Applicants whose primary language is not English must submit an official TOEFL or IELTS test score that is not more than five (5) years old. Applicants who have received a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. institution or from institutions in countries where English is the primary language are not required to submit the TOEFL or IELTS score. Some departments may require the TOEFL or IELTS regardless of previous educational experience.

Graduate School News

From "gobbledygook" to getting it: Sharing science with a lay audience

oliverThis summer, UAB graduate student Kathryn Oliver will share her cystic fibrosis research through public talks at the Homewood and Hoover libraries. Her presentations are part of the UAB Graduate School’s Discoveries in the Making program.  Read more ...

UAB doctoral student using satellites to find precious metals on Earth

mix reda elarafyPh.D. candidate in the UAB School of Engineering’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Reda El-Arafy, is using satellites to find precious metals on Earth. Read more ...

Oxygen fuels the fire of life, but sometimes we need firefighters, and in this case we need them desperately

2008 wallStephanie Wall, is a post-doctoral student in the UAB Department of Pediatrics with a research focus in neonatal lung development.  Read more ...
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