Student Testimonials



Swapna Kakani, a senior in Psychology, had to pause her education due to a heath condition. "Because of online learning, I'm able to finish my degree in three semesters after returning," she explained.

"Online courses have helped me go back to graduate school while being able to maintain a healthy family life."
—Lori Bateman, Ph.D. student in Medical Sociology

Khadidr Jones"Entering a master’s program in education as a wife, mother, and full-time employee of UAB had its challenges and it appeared to many a mystery or an act of insanity.  But it was neither; it was my destiny.  My experiences at UAB were exceptional due to the dedication, persistence, and commitment to excellence from my UAB professors."
—Khadidr Jones, earned MAEd in Reading online

"Online learning has helped me get to graduation faster. I've averaged taking two online courses a semsetser.  Without online classes, I would have had to wait a semester or even a year for some classes to be offered."
—Tim Bryant, Junior in Health Care Management

Tom Reburn"I was a little hesitant about starting online classes because I hadn’t been in school for almost 30 years, and I had never taken an online class before. I am also a certified safety professional who had practiced safety for over 20 years, so I thought I already knew everything. I was wrong. Prevention through design is the best way to prevent serious injuries and fatalities, and the entire online ASEM experience was awesome!"

—Tom Reburn, 2012 graduate Master of Engineering in Advanced Safety Engineering & Management

"The lectures were very fun and engaging. The professor asked questions in the lectures and gave students a chance to answer them. Even though this was an online class, the professor still gave you the chance to connect and made the online learning feel more personal."
—Brittany Osborne, Psychology student

Kristen Falkner"My experience in the Alternative Masters 5th Year (MAEd Early Childhood Elementary Education) program at UAB was excellent. I studied under inspiring professors with real world experience who took an active interest in my education and worked hard to foster and support all of their students. I am grateful to UAB for helping to mold me into the educator I’ve become."

—Kristen Falkner, Earned MAEd in Reading online


"Online learning allows me to keep my business doors open while I'm getting that degree." 
—Rose Martial, graduate Accounting student


"I really feel I know the folks (in my online program) more than some of the people that I work with because of the in-depth conversations, even if it's via cyberspace!"
—Rose Lindsey, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and Master of Engineering in Advanced Safety Engineering & Management graduate.