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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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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