Explore UAB


Admission Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • Undergraduate degree does not have to be in engineering
    • No minimum GPA requirement
    • No GMAT/GRE required
  • Relevant industry work experience

If you feel that you have close to this amount of experience and would like to discuss your qualifications before you apply, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


  • Three letters of recommendation
    • Preferably, letters should come from a colleague or supervisor.
    • Submit email addresses of recommenders when you complete the online application. The recommenders are notified via email how to submit the recommendation.
  • IEM essay (download essay questions)
  • Resume/CV highlighting three+ years of relevant industry work experience
  • No entrance tests required

Submission deadlines:

Fall Spring Summer
August 1 December 1 May 1

International Applicant Requirements

  • IELTS – 6.5
    TOEFL – 80
    PTEA – 53
  • Financial Affidavit of Support
  • Immigration documentation if currently residing in the US

International applicants must provide documentation showing they have earned the equivalent of a four-year bachelor’s degree from the United States to be eligible for admission consideration. To learn more about this requirement, visit the International Applicants section of the UAB Graduate School website and select the tab "Translated Transcripts and Proof of Degree."

How to Apply

Applying for admission involves completing an online application to the UAB Graduate School and submitting official transcripts.

  • Complete the online graduate application through the UAB Graduate School online admissions system.
    • Admissions Process Overview
    • Click on the APPLY NOW tab to start the application process. The application will ask you to choose your degree program.
    • For which of the following are you applying? Masters
    • What is your intended program of study? Master of Engineering (MEng)
    • Format: Online
    • What is your concentration? Information Engineering Management (Not MSEM)
    • Term: Semester and year
    • The online application will guide you through the process and we can give you updates on the status of your application along the way.
    • We follow the UAB Academic Calendar. The academic calendar year configuration is the calendar year of fall semester + the calendar year of spring semester (i.e. 2023-2024 for fall semester 2023 and spring and summer semesteres 2024.)
    Submit contact information for individuals who will write letters of recommendation.
    • Notification emails will be automatically sent to the identified recommenders.

    Submit your resume/CV as an attachment with your online application.
    Submit IEM essay (download essay questions) as an attachment with your online application. Submit non-refundable application fee payment.
  • Submit official transcripts from every post-secondary institution attended (even if you did not obtain a degree). Request transcripts be mailed to the UAB Graduate School. Transcripts are considered unofficial unless they are issued in one of the following ways:

    • Electronic transcripts issued directly to the Graduate School by the school’s Registrar’s Office. Transcripts forwarded from a student’s email account will not be considered official.
    • Paper transcripts bearing a university seal sent directly to the Graduate School from the issuing school’s Registrar’s Office.
    • Paper transcripts submitted by the student in a sealed envelope bearing a university signature or stamp across the seal.

    Mailing Address:
    UAB Graduate School
    LHL G03
    1700 University Blvd 1720 2nd Avenue South
    Birmingham, AL 35294-0013