Application Process

  • Complete and submit the online application and required essay through the Apply Yourself system. 
  • Submit three strong evaluation references, with at least one from a research lab mentor and one from an academic source.  Please ask the individuals from whom you request references to submit them online via the Apply Yourself system. Electronic submission is the preferred method.  However, if your referees prefer to mail a recommendation letter, it should be mailed to:
    Elaine Satterfield
    UAB Department of Occupational Therapy
    SHPB 351
    1720 2nd Avenue South
    Birmingham, AL 35294
  • Submit application fee payment through the Apply Yourself system.
     Domestic: Waived for US residents
     International: $60.00
  • Request one (1) official transcript from each postsecondary institution attended. Transcripts are to be mailed by the issuing institution to the UAB Graduate School:
    UAB Graduate School
    511 HUC; 1400 University Blvd.
    1720 2nd Avenue South
    Birmingham, AL 35294-1150  
  • Submit official GRE test score to the UAB Graduate School.
    Institution code: 1856  
  • Submit official TOEFL test score to the UAB Graduate School (for international applicants only).
    Institution code: 1856
  • Mail Financial Affidavit of Support (for international applicants only) to:
    UAB Graduate School
    511 HUC; 1400 University Blvd.
    1720 2nd Avenue South
    Birmingham, AL 35294-1150


Our next deadline for applications (for the class starting Fall 2014) will be January 31, 2014.

If you have any questions, please contact David Brown, PT, PhD, Program Director at dbrownpt@uab.edu.

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