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Only students with a firm foundation in Advanced Calculus, Algebra, and Topology are considered for immediate admission to the Ph.D. program. A student lacking this background will be considered for admission to our Master's program. Upon passing the qualifying exam a student may transfer to the Ph.D. program.

Applicants should have at least a B average in their previous work. Letters of evaluation play an important role in our assessment of a student's qualifications.

Application Requirements

To apply for admission you have to provide:

  • academic records,
  • three letters of recommendation,
  • a personal essay,
  • a CV or resume.

There are more requirements for international students, which can be found on the Graduate School's International Applicants page.

The graduate school charges an application fee which cannot be waived. All applications are submitted online via the TargetX application portal. The required recommendation letters must also be submitted using the application portal.

  • Submit official TOEFL test score (for international applicants only) to Institution code 1856.

Application Deadlines

We admit new applicants for the Ph.D. program only in the Fall semester. However, it is necessary that your complete application is received by the Graduate School at least six weeks before the beginning of the Fall term. Graduate school application deadlines are available on their admissions requirements website. Moreover, to ensure full consideration for financial support for the academic year (mid August — mid May) we should receive your application by March 15.

Application Questions

If you have any general questions about the online application process, contact the Graduate School:

UAB Graduate School
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-0013
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Phone: (205) 934-8227

Program Questions

If you have questions about our mathematics program and financial support, please contact us directly:

Department of Mathematics
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1402 10th Avenue South
Room #4005
Birmingham, AL 35294-1241
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Phone: (205) 934-2154