Interested in Graduate education? Join the UAB Graduate School for the pdfGraduate Program Virtual Recruitment Fair. You will have the chance to network with faculty and staff from programs across the UAB campus from the comfort of your own home, or during a quick break at work.

Still trying to figure out if Graduate School is right for you? The representatives will be available to answer all of your questions and determine the program that is perfect for you and will propel you to the next level in your career. We also have a session specifically for prospective students interested in graduate programs that are completely online. You will not want to miss this.

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September 22-24, 2020
Times vary (see schedule below)


Tuesday, September 22

  • 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. — School of Dentistry
  • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. — Graduate Biomedical Sciences
  • 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. — College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. — School of Health Professions
  • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. — Multidisciplinary Biomedical Science


Wednesday, September 23

  • 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. — Professional Development Program, LEAD certificate and MA/MS in Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies
  • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. — School of Engineering
  • 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. — School of Public Health
  • 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. — Collat School of Business
  • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. — School of Medicine


Thursday, September 24

  • 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. — School of Education
  • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. — School of Optometry
  • 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. — Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning
  • 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. — School of Nursing
  • 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. — Session for graduate programs offered exclusively online

How will the Virtual Fair Work?

Interested participants must register to attend (registration link can be found at the bottom of this page). Once registration is submitted, the participant will receive an email with the virtual fair link. That link will allow the participant to join any of the above sessions at the given times.

When the participant registers, he or she will indicate what program or programs they have an interest in. If that program is represented at the virtual fair, the participant will be pre-assigned to that program's session. If not, the participant will join the main meeting room to chat with the school recruiter. If the participant is interested in more than one program, they will return to the main meeting room after chatting with the first program and indicate in the chat box that they would like to join a different program's session.

If a participant does not know what program they might be interested in, they can join the main meeting room and then ask the moderator to move them to a program session.

Participants will need to join the fair with a computer.

Participants can "meet" with as many programs as they would like during each two-hour time frame. They just need to let the moderator know when they are ready to move on to the next one.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Kim Eaton, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Participating Programs / Organizations

Graduate School

Graduate Admissions
Graduate Professional Development and CIRTL
MS in Multidisciplinary Biomedical Science
LEAD Certificate
MA/MS in Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies

College of Arts and Sciences

CAS Recruitment and Scholarship
Computer Science
Master of Public Administration
Art and Art History
Online Applied Sociology
Medical Sociology
Criminal Justice and Forensic Science
Anthropology of Peace and Human Rights Communications Management

Graduate Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry and Structural Biology
Cancer Biology
Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology
Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics
Pathobiology, Pharmacology, and Physiology

School of Business

Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Information Systems (MSIS)
Master of Accounting (Mac)

School of Dentistry


School of Education

Recruitment, Scholarship and Engagement
Exercise Science
Education Leadership
Education in Diverse Populations
Higher Education Administration
Community Health/Human Services
Elementary Education/Early Childhood Education (AMP and Traditional)
Secondary Education (AMP and Traditional)
Special Education

School of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Computer Engineering
Engineering Management
Interdisciplinary Engineering
Materials Engineering
Materials Science
Mechanical Engineering

School of Health Professions

School of Health Professions Recruitment
Biomedical and Health Sciences
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Genetic Counseling
Health Informatics
Health Physics
Nuclear Medicine Technology
Nutrition Sciences
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy

School of Medicine

Medical Scientist Training Program
Medical School

School of Nursing

Nursing (Ph.D.; D.N.P.; M.S.N.; A.M.N.P)

School of Optometry

Vision Science
Professional OD program

School of Public Health

Population Health and Coordinated Degree Programs
Environmental Health Sciences
Health Behavior
Health Care Organization and Policy

Who should attend?

Any and all students and professionals interested in pursuing graduate education or professional school (such as medical, optometry or nursing programs) should attend the virtual Graduate Program Recruitment Fair. It is an opportunity to explore your options and determine which UAB program can help you achieve your academic and career goals. It is never too early to start planning; if you're a sophomore or beyond, start now. This is the perfect way to dip your toes into the world of graduate education.

Why should you attend?

Learn: Have your questions answered quickly and thoroughly. The virtual fair provides the perfect opportunity to ask about all aspects of a graduate or professional program, from mentoring and lab space to research opportunities. You can explore a number of different programs, including those that may not be on your list.

Network: At the virtual fair, you will have the chance to interact with program directors, faculty, students, and staff from more than 50 UAB graduate and professional programs. Relationships are the catalyst for success, and networking allows you the time to develop these valuable relationships that could benefit you over the life of your career.

Tips for Attending a Virtual Fair

  • Research the schools and programs represented ahead of time, and prepare questions to ask the faculty and staff attending.
  • Put your best foot forward by having a resume ready to email in case one of the program representatives asks for it.
  • Are you ready to answer questions from our faculty and staff? Think about and rehearse answers to common questions that you can anticipate.
  • It is important that you share your video during the virtual fair. The program representatives want to see with whom they are interacting.
  • Remember a good first impression is important. Dress casually, but appropriately for the virtual fair. They can still see you, as well as your environment. Keep your background clear of distractions.
  • Lighting should come from in front of you or from the side, in order to best light your face.
  • Look at your webcam, not at the screen.
  • Use gestures and mannerisms that you would typically use in person.