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Supplemental Programs

Roadmap Scholars Program in Neuroscience (RMS)

Supported by the NIH, the UAB Office for Equity and Diversity, and the UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center, RMS seeks to provide support in academics and research to neuroscience graduate students who are racially diverse and/or possess disabilities, supplementary to the student's GBS theme requirements. 

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Certificate Programs

For a full list of certificate programs, browse the Graduate School certificate offering list


Translational & Molecular Sciences (TMS) Certificate

This certificate program formalizes graduate training and education in translational sciences at UAB. Students completing the certificate will train in one or more key facets that comprise the process and goals of translational research; namely, understanding mechanisms of disease, how these insights are then used to develop, test, and apply therapies for the treatment of disease, and how translational research is a bridge between basic and applied research.

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Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Certificate

This certificate is designed to expose students (MBA and non-MBA) and scientists to the business foundations of entrepreneurship and technology commercialization. It blends knowledge and experiential learning to help move scientific discovery and inventions out of the lab and into the marketplace. Unless otherwise approved by the student's mentor, the student will be responsible for this certificate program's tuition costs.

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CIRTL@UAB Teaching Certificates

The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) is an NSF Center for Learning and Teaching in higher education. CIRTL@UAB uses graduate education as the leverage point to develop a national STEM faculty committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse student audiences as part of successful professional careers. Its goal is to improve the STEM learning of all students at every college and university, thereby increasing the diversity in STEM fields and the STEM literacy of the nation.

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Dual-Degree Programs

PhD in Biomedical Science / Master of Business Administration- Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Program Description 

This coordinated degree program is offered through UAB Graduate Biomedical Sciences and UAB Collat School of Business. 

UAB's Graduate Biomedical Sciences and UAB's Collat School of Business have partnered to offer a dual PhD/MBA degree in biomedical sciences and management to high-achieving research leaders. A dual PhD/MBA degree can open opportunities for researchers and lead to greater management responsibilities within their organizations.

Program Requirements

Students must complete the standard PhD theme plan in addition to 30 credit hours in MBA*. Twelve credit hours from the GBS curriculum are credited toward the MBA degree for a total of 42 MBA credit hours. Students may complete the MBA degree program online, in class, or through a mix of online and in class experiences. Please see the following GBS PhD/MBA theme training plan

Application Process

Students apply separately to the GBS and MBA programs. Upon acceptance to the PhD program, students will be automatically accepted to the MBA program. 

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact Graduate Biomedical Sciences office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Christy Manning for the School of Business at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  


*Please note: MBA courses cannot be covered by GBS student tuition support.

Students must complete the Joint Degree Program-Theme Director Approval Form prior to completing the coordinated courses and the Joint Degree Program- Mentor Approval Form prior to selecting a mentor. These forms serve as documentation and approval between the GBS office, theme directors, mentor, and student.