Welcome to the Department of Psychology website at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)! We are pleased for you to visit our website and to learn more about our various academic offerings and other programs supported by this Department. The Department's undergraduate program is one of the largest majors at UAB. We have an excellent honors program for qualified students planning to further their education in graduate school.
There are three graduate programs within the department: Medical Clinical Psychology, Lifespan Developmental Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience. The range of faculty expertise and their research interests enhance the scope of these programs. There are also joint program opportunities. During their first year graduate students are supported by a graduate school fellowship which provides a stipend plus waiver of tuition and fees. After the first year, students have access to a variety of funding opportunities to which they can apply, including teaching, research, and clinical assistantships, some of which may also offer tuition support. Students also have numerous opportunities for training in a variety of research and clinical clerkships which would provide exposure to different populations.
More recently, the UAB Psychology Department has taken on some new initiatives. These include The Taub Therapy Clinic, in collaboration with the UAB Health System; The Center for Research on Applied Gerontology are among the developments providing new direction in health and behavioral psychology at UAB. This diversity of endeavors, along with expanded programs within the well-established Civitan International Research Center, and the growth of our research laboratories, are examples of a bold effort to cultivate and maintain an exciting environment of change that is challenging to our students and also to our faculty.
In closing, I hope that you find the information on this website informational and readily useful. Please feel free to contact us for further information.
Karlene K. Ball, Ph.D.
University Professor and Chairperson