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

50 awardees honored at 2016 CIRTL Awards Ceremony

cirtl logo sq 100x10050 awardees were honored on Wednesday April 27 at the 2016 CIRTL Awards Ceremony. To prepare for careers in STEM and Social Sciences, these graduate students and postdocs from across campus have undertaken training to develop their college teaching skills through UAB’s Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning. Read more ...

15 UAB faculty honored for excellence in mentorship

Mentorship Logo RGBFifteen faculty members were honored April 20 at a ceremony recognizing the University of Alabama at Birmingham's outstanding mentors. The 2016 Graduate School Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentorship Ceremony drew more than 120 people to celebrate the honoree's achievements. Read more ...

Exploring memory storage and retrieval through neuroscience and art

rememory group photo squareMika Guzman Karlsson, an MD/PhD candidate from the Sweatt lab, and Megan Rich, a PhD student from the Bolding lab, both from the Department of Neurobiology, described how memories are stored and retrieved at the Discoveries in the Making event at the Homewood Library on April 14, 2016. Read more ...
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