Early Acceptance Program

Early Acceptance Programs are designed for academically superior high-school students. They allow high-achieving students to be conditionally admitted into a graduate program at the same time they are admitted to an undergraduate program.

Qualified entering freshmen admitted to UAB will automatically receive an offer – no application is required. We utilize several academic performance factors in determining early acceptance to the Graduate School - strength of curriculum, grades, grade point average, and test scores if you chose to have them included for admission to UAB.


 

Graduate Track

Accounting (MAc)

Pre-requisites:

  • 3.5 UAB Undergraduate GPA
  • AC 200/201: Principles of Accounting I & II
  • AC 300/310/430: Financial Accounting I, II, & III
  • AC 304: Accounting Information Systems
  • AC 401: Cost Accounting
  • AC 402: Income Taxation I
  • AC 423: External Auditing

Biology (MS)

Pre-requisites:

  • 3.5 UAB Undergraduate GPA
  • At least one term of BY 398 (or equivalent)
  • BY 123: Introductory Biology I
  • BY 124: Introductory Biology II
  • BY 210: Genetics or BY 330: Cell Biology
  • CH 115/116: General Chemistry I/Lab
  • CH 117/118: General Chemistry II/Lab
  • CH 235/236: Organic Chemistry I/Lab
  • CH 237/238: Organic Chemistry II/Lab

Biomedical Engineering (MSBME)

Pre-requisites:

  • 3.5 UAB Undergraduate GPA
  • Enrollment in BME or Science & Technology Honors program
  • at least three 300+ level BME courses

Biotechnology (MS)

Pre-requisites:

  • 3.5 UAB Undergraduate GPA
  • MA 105: Pre-Calculus Algebra
  • CH 115/116L: General Chemistry I + Lab
  • CH 117/118: General Chemistry II + Lab
  • BY 123: Introductory Biology
  • BY 210: Genetics

Business Administration (MBA)

Pre-requisites:

  • 3.5 UAB Undergraduate GPA

Civil Engineering (MSCE)

Pre-requisites:

  • All Concentrations:
    • 3.5 UAB Undergraduate GPA
  • Environmental Engineering Concentration:
    • CE 236: Environmental Engineering
    • CE 337: Hydraulics
    • CE 344: Civil Engineering Analysis I
    • CE 430: Water Supply/Drainage Design OR CE 480: Introduction to Water and Wasterwater Treatment
  • Structural Engineering Concentration:
    • CE 332: Soil Engineering
    • CE 344: Civil Engineering Analysis I
    • CE 360: Structural Analysis
    • CE 450: Structural Steel Design
    • CE 455: Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Construction Engineering Management Concentration:
    • CE 395: Engineering Economics
    • CE 497: Construction Engineering Management
  • Transportation Engineering Concentration:
    • CE 344: Civil Engineering Analysis I
    • CE 345: Transportation Engineering

Communication Management (MA)

Pre-requisites:

  • 3.5 UAB Undergraduate GPA

Computer Science (MS)

Pre-requisites:

  • 3.5 UAB Undergraduate GPA
  • Enrollment in an undergraduate major from the department of Computer Science
  • MA 125: Calculus I
  • MA 126: Calculus II
  • CS 103: Introduction to Computer Science in Python
  • CS 203: Object-Oriented Programming
  • CS 250: Discrete Structures
  • CS 303: Algorithms and Data Structures
  • CS 330: Computer Organization and Assembly Language Programming
  • CS 332: Systems Programming
  • CS 350: Automata and Formal Languages
  • CS 401: Programming Languages
  • CS 420: Software Engineering

Criminal Justice (MSCJ)

Pre-requisite:

  • 3.5 UAB Undergraduate GPA

Cyber Security (MS)

Pre-requisites:

  • 3.5 UAB Undergraduate GPA
  • Enrollment in an undergraduate major from the department of Computer Science
  • MA 125: Calculus I
  • CS 103: Introduction to Computer Science in Python
  • CS 203: Object-Oriented Programming
  • CS 250: Discrete Structures
  • CS 303: Algorithms and Data Structures
  • CS 330: Computer Organization and Assembly Language Programming
  • CS 332: Systems Programming
  • CJ 230: The Judicial Process in America: An Overview

Data Science (MS)

Pre-requisites:

  • 3.5 UAB Undergraduate GPA
  • Enrollment in an undergraduate major from the department of Computer Science
  • MA 125: Calculus I
  • MA 126: Calculus II
  • MA 260: Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • CS 103: Introduction to Computer Science in Python
  • CS 203: Object-Oriented Programming
  • CS 250: Discrete Structures
  • CS 303: Algorithms and Data Structures
  • CS 330: Computer Organization and Assembly Language Programming
  • CS 355: Probability and Statistics in Computer Science

Electrical and Computer Engineering (MSECE)

Pre-requisites:

  • 3.5 UAB Undergraduate GPA
  • EE 300: Engineering Problem Solving II
  • EE 314: Electrical Circuits
  • EE 316: Electrical Networks
  • EE 318: Signals and Systems
  • EE 333: Engineering Programming Using Objects
  • EE 337: Introduction to Microprocessors

Engineering Management (MSEM)

Pre-requisites:

  • All Concentrations:
    • 3.5 UAB Undergraduate GPA
  • Advanced Manufacturing Concentration:
    • 3.5 UAB Undergraduate GPA
    • MSE 280: Engineering Materials
    • MSE 281: Physical Materials

English (MA)

Pre-requisites:

  • 3.5 UAB Undergraduate GPA
  • Undergraduate major or minor in English

Forensic Science (MSFS)

Pre-requisites:

  • 3.5 UAB Undergraduate GPA
  • B.S. in Biology or Chemistry

Health Physics (MS)

Pre-requisites:

  • 3.5 UAB Undergraduate GPA
  • MA 125: Calculus I
  • PH 201 & PH 202: College Physics I & II
  • PH 221 & 222: General Physics I & II

History (MA)

Pre-requisites:

  • 3.5 UAB Undergraduate GPA
  • One HY course at the 200-level or higher
  • HY 300: The Historian’s Craft completed with a B or higher

Management Information Systems (MS)

Pre-requisites:

  • 3.5 UAB Undergraduate GPA
  • BUS 350: Business Communications
  • IS 204: Introduction to Business Programing
  • IS 301: Introduction to Database Management Systems
  • IS 302: Business Data Communications
  • IS 303: Information Systems
  • IS 321: Systems Analysis

Materials Engineering (MSMtE)

Pre-requisites:

  • 3.5 UAB Undergraduate GPA
  • EGR 265: Math Tools for Engineering Problem Solving OR MA 227: Calculus III
  • MSE 280: Engineering Materials
  • MSE 281: Physical Materials I
  • MSE 380: Thermodynamics of Materials
  • MSE 381: Physical Materials II
  • MSE 382: Mechanical Behavior of Materials

Mechanical Engineering (MSME)

Pre-requisites:

  • 3.5 UAB Undergraduate GPA
  • ME 241: Thermodynamics I
  • ME 321: Introduction to Fluid Mechanics
  • ME 364: Linear Algebra and Numerical Methods
  • ME 371: Machine Design

Multidisciplinary Biomedical Science (MS)

Pre-requisites:

  • 3.5 UAB Undergraduate GPA
  • Introductory Biology I with Lab / BY 123
  • Introductory Biology II with Lab / BY 124
  • Organic Chemistry II with Lab / CH 237

Recommended:

  • BY 116: Introductory Human Physiology with Lab
  • BY 210: Genetics
  • BY 311: Molecular Genetics
  • BY 330: Cell Biology
  • CH 460: Fundamentals of Biochemistry with Lab

Nuclear Medicine Technology (MS)

Pre-requisites:

  • 3.5 UAB Undergraduate GPA
  • MA 106: Precalculus Trigonometry
  • CH 105-108 or CH 115-118: Introductory Chemistry I and II
  • BY 216 or NMT 320: Pathophysiology
  • BY 115 and BY 116: Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • MA 180: Statistics
  • PH 201 & PH 202 with labs: College Physics I and II
  • HCM 350: Medical Terminology
  • HCM 330: Health Care Systems*
  • CDS 425: First Aid/BLS Healthcare Provider CPR**

*May be taken while in the NMT program
** May be taken during the first term of program

Nursing (MSN)

Pre-requisites:

  • 3.5 UAB Undergraduate GPA
  • Hold a BSN Degree from the UAB School of Nursing
  • Possess an unencumbered and unrestricted nursing license to practice in the state where you plan to conduct your clinical practicum
  • Applicants must be working and gaining experience within the population area of their chosen MSN application concentration.*
  • Complete the Early Acceptance MSN application by December 31st

*Neonatal Nurse Practitioner concentration is not available as an Early Acceptance option due to strict experience requirements

Physics (MS)

Pre-requisites:

  • 3.5 UAB Undergraduate GPA
  • MA 252: Introduction to Differential Equations
  • PH 350: Computation, Theory, and Measurement in Quantum Physics and Relativity

Pick one of the following:

  • PH 420: Mathematical Methods of Physics I
  • PH 432: Statistical Thermodynamics I
  • PH 445: Electromagnetic Theory I
  • PH 461: Classical Mechanics I

Public Administration (MPA)

Pre-requisites:

  • 3.5 UAB Undergraduate GPA
  • PSC 101: Foundations of American Government

Recommended:

  • PSC 310: American Public Policy
  • PSC 323: Public Administration and Policy

Public Health (MPH)

Pre-requisites: 3.5 UAB Undergraduate GPA

Sociology (MA)

Pre-requisites: 3.5 UAB Undergraduate GPA

Vision Sciences (MS)

Pre-requisites:

  • At least a 3.5 undergraduate GPA.
  • Minimum of 4 courses (16 credit hours) in natural sciences in two different topics:
  • BY 123: Introductory Biology I with Lab
  • BY 124: Introductory Biology II with Lab
  • CH 115/116: General Chemistry I or CH 125/126 Honors General Chemistry I
  • CH 117/118: General Chemistry II or CH 127/128 Honors General Chemistry II
  • CH 235/236: Organic Chemistry I or CH 245/246 Honors Organic Chemistry I
  • CH 237/238: Organic Chemistry II or CH 247/248 Honors Organic Chemistry II
  • PH 201/202: College Physics
  • PH 221/222: General Physics

Recommended: At least 12 credit hours in elective courses (see recommended courses).

Recommended Courses:

  • BME 210: Engineering in Biology
  • BME 312: Biocomputing
  • BME 313: Bioinstrumentation
  • BY 115: Human Anatomy with Lab
  • BY 116: Human Physiology with Lab
  • BY 210: Genetics
  • BY 311: Molecular Genetics
  • BY 330: Cell Biology
  • CH 325: Physical Chemistry
  • CH 345: Inorganic Chemistry
  • CH 460: Fundamental in Biochemistry
  • CH 471: Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery
  • CH 480: Polymer Chemistry
  • CS 203: Object-oriented Programming
  • CS 303: Algorithms and Data Structures
  • CS 355: Probability & Stats in CS
  • CS 473: Computer Vision and Convolutional Neural Networks
  • CS 475: Data Visualization
  • EGR 265: Math Tools
  • EGR 150: Computational Methods in Engineering
  • MA 434: Linear Algebra
  • PUH 201: Introduction to Public Health
  • PUH 204: Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health
  • PUH 210: Agent, Host, Environment
  • PUH 220: Environmental Factors in Public Health
  • PUH 230: Public Health Data and Methods
  • PY 253: Brain Mind Behavior
  • PY 316: Research Methods
  • PY 215: Research Literacy
  • PY 236: Research with Animals
  • PY 353: Behavioral Neuroscience
  • PY 355: Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • PY 380: Sensory and Perceptual Brain

 

Professional Track

Early Medical School Acceptance Program (EMSAP)

EMSAP is an undergraduate and medical school educational program that provides highly qualified students an enriched undergraduate experience in preparation for medical, dental, or optometry school. EMSAP provides a path to medical/dental/optometry school that offers undergraduate students maximum flexibility in exploring the humanities, neurosciences, social sciences, or any other major.

Doctor of Physical Therapy Early Acceptance Program (DPTEAP)

UAB has an early acceptance program for academically superior high-school seniors, attracting them to UAB’s physical therapy program with guaranteed admission to the School of Health Professions after college.