Graduate Professional Degrees

nurse_anesthesia2The UAB School of Health Professions master’s degree programs are well-known, involve limitless opportunities for research and provide close faculty interaction. Programs are fully accredited by professional agencies, which means you will be eligible for licensure, national certification, or registration and enjoy mobility in the job market.
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Applications required for Graduate Students. Please refer to individual program admission requirements before applying to the Graduate School.



Biotechnology, M.S. or Graduate Certificate
To meet the demand for workers in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry, our goal is to train students in biotechnology and the business side in just four semesters to enable them to accept lucrative positions.

B.S. in Health Care Management to M.S. in Occupational Therapy Fast Track
Qualified UAB freshmen whose academic goal is the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Program at UAB may apply for competitive admission to the HCM-OT Fast Track.   Accepted students will follow a specially-articulated curriculum and complete the requirements for both degrees in a total of 14 semesters. An additional two semesters of fieldwork is required for professional certification as an occupational therapist.

Clinical Laboratory Sciences, M.S.C.L.S.

There is a need for medical technologists/clincal laboratory scientists in a variety of areas including chemistry, microbiology, hematology and laboratory management.

Genetic Counseling, M.S.
Only program in Alabama, genetic counselors help people understand and adapt to the medical, psychological and familial implications of genetic contributions to disease.

Health Administration, M.S. (Executive Program)
Created to meet the needs of busy executives and only requires students to visit the UAB campus for only eight days three times each year to complete the degree in just two years. Between the intensive campus sessions, students continue courses through online distance learning.

Health Administration, M.S. (Residential Program)
Prepares students to assume executive leadership positions in a broad range of health services organizations including hospitals, health systems, physician group practices, long-term care facilities, consulting firms, and insurance companies.

Health Informatics, M.S.H.I. (Executive Program)
Students learn how to successfully manage the flow of information throughout a healthcare organization. They also learn the value of building a solid business case for the purchase, implementation and use of technology in a healthcare setting.

Nutrition Sciences, M.S.
Designed specifically for registered dietitians or individuals with a B.S. degree in nutrition or related field, the program provides training and experience related to treatment and prevention of disease through the science and art of optimal nutritional care.

Occupational Therapy, M.S. 

Entry-level program for individuals who hold a baccalaureate degree in a field other than occupational therapy.

Occupational Therapy, Post Professional, M.S.
Offered to occupational therapists who wish to learn advanced theorectical, practice and research skills.

Physician Assistant, M.S.P.A.S.

A physician assistant is qualified to assist a physician in all aspects of patient care including operating room assistance, performing physical examinations, post operative patient management, and much more.