The admission process begins with an application. You may take classes as a degree-seeking student or a non-degree seeking student. However, only 12 semester hours earned as a non-degree student may be applied toward an advanced degree at UAB.

The following minimum criteria should be met:
  • A recognized baccalaureate, graduate or professional degree from a regionally accredited (e.g. SACSCOC) college or university, or an international equivalent based on a four-year curriculum.
  • Applicants holding only a bachelor’s degree should have earned a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B average) in all Junior and Senior level course work.  Most programs require applicants to provide scores from a standardized aptitude examination, such as the GRE, MAT, or GMAT. 
  • Applicants should have an undergraduate major acceptable in content and quality to the selection committee of the program to which they are applying.
  • For international students whose first language is not English, a minimum score of 550 on the paper test, 213 on the computer version, or 80 on the internet based test of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a minimum score of 6.0 - 6.5 on the IELTS test is recommended.