Application Deadline

The priority admission deadline is January 15. Applications received after the priority admission deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.  Applicants who are interested in financial support are strongly encouraged to apply prior to January 15.

Admission Requirements

All applicants will be reviewed by the Admissions and Policy Committee of graduate faculty from the School of Health Professions and the School of Business. Admission will be determined by a consensus of the committee after examining the applicant's qualifications, including above-average scores on the GRE or GMAT, previous academic records, prior research efforts, desire to pursue doctoral work, and potential contribution to the health services field.

Students Accepted

Applicants will be accepted to begin doctoral study only in the fall term of each academic year. Only students who will devote substantial amounts of time to the program of study will be admitted. The admissibility of applicants who expect to have significant outside commitments will be determined on an individual basis. Students accepted by the program must complete the UAB medical history questionnaire and physical, provide proof of required immunizations, and receive satisfactory screening by the UAB Medical Center Student Health Service.


Application Process


UAB Graduate School Application Process Checklist

  • Complete and submit the online application via the UAB application system.
  • Submit the application fee payment.
    • Domestic Applicants - $50.00.
    • International Applicants - fee is $60.00


Please ask the individuals from whom you request references to: Submit them on-line via the UAB Graduate School application system. Electronic submission is the preferred method. However, if your references prefer to mail a recommendation letter, it should be mailed to our Doctoral Program address at the bottom of this page.

Official Transcripts

Request one (1) official transcript to be mailed by the issuing institution to:

UAB Graduate School
Lister Hill Library G03
1700 University Boulevard
Birmingham, AL 35294-0013

Submit an official GRE or GMAT test score. Institution Code: 1856

Submit an official TOEFL test score (for international applicants only).

Mail the financial affidavit of support (for international applicants only) to:

UAB Graduate School
Lister Hill Library G03
1700 University Boulevard
Birmingham, AL 35294-0013

Additional Information

Larry Hearld, Ph.D.
Director, PhD in Administration-Health Services program
Department of Health Services Administration

The University of Alabama at Birmingham 
1720 2nd Ave. South (SHP 553)
Birmingham, AL 35294-0113
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