Admission to a UAB Graduate Program

We are excited that you are taking the first step towards admission into a UAB graduate program. UAB offers over 85 master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral programs across many disciplines. We welcome both domestic and international degree/certificate seeking applicants who have a specific program in mind and are ready to submit the necessary documents for admissions consideration. We also offer a non-degree status for those who do not wish to pursue a graduate degree/certificate or who wish to begin graduate study before being admitted to a program. Students enrolled in a certificate program or as a non-degree seeking student are not eligible for federal financial aid.

Applying to Graduate School could not be easier with our online application. Whether a Degree, Certificate or Non-Degree applicant, we have a streamlined process to help jumpstart your graduate career. Apply to the program of your choice today to become part of the rich diversity offered at UAB.

  • Tip #1:
    Know your admissions deadline and requirements prior to applying. Once you’re ready, apply early so the program has plenty of time to review your application.

  • Tip #2:
    Communicate with the program you’re interested in applying for. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about requirements, expectations, or scholarship opportunities.

  • Tip #3:
    Once you’ve submitted your application, check your dashboard frequently for outstanding checklist items and submit them in a timely manner.

  • Tip #4:
    Reach out to potential recommenders to ask if they are willing to write a letter on your behalf and give them enough time to prepare.

  • Tip #5:
    Make your application stand out with a thoughtful, well-written personal statement that shows the review committee how this program will help you achieve your goals.