Application Process

Application Deadlines:

Prospective students can start applying when the application window opens around January of each year. The program starts in the summer semester of that year.

March 15 - General admission deadline.

March 22 - Document deadline. All transcripts, letters of recommendation and test scores must be received.

Application Fees:

  • Domestic applicants and green card holders: $50
  • International applicants: $60

Instructions for Completing the Application

Prospective students may apply during the Spring semester. Students begin program courses in the summer semester. Applications are submitted online through the UAB Graduate School. All admissions documents (test scores, transcripts, immigration documents, WES, etc.) must be sent to the UAB Graduate School.

Official transcripts from each institution where college credit was received can be mailed to:

UAB Graduate School
LHL G03, 1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-0013

Transcripts can be submitted electronically by choosing University of Alabama at Birmingham - Graduate Admission or using the email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Example for Completing Application:

  • For which of the following are you applying? Master’s Degree
  • Intended program of study: Biomedical and Health Sciences
  • Concentration: Not Applicable – Selected program does not offer concentrations
  • Term: Fall 201X


Application Requirements

  • Applicants must meet all requirements of the UAB Graduate School, and submit scores for the GRE, PCAT, MCAT, DAT, or OAT.
  • Applicants must have successfully completed prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of C, have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0, and have a minimum cumulative science GPA of 3.0.
  • Applicants must submit a personal statement of interest to the program, and submit three letters of recommendation.
  • If accepted, applicants must complete the UAB medical history questionnaire, provide proof of all required immunization (e.g., TB skin test and tetanus shot), and receive satisfactory screening by the UAB Medical Center Student Health Service. Students are required to create a profile in Certified Background. Students will receive further instructions pertaining to Certified Background after admission into the program.
  • If accepted, the start date is the first day of the summer 10-week session.

Prerequisite Requirements

  • General Chemistry I
  • General Chemistry II
  • General Biology I*
  • General Biology II*
  • Other biology**

*Anatomy and Physiology I & II may be used to substitute.

**Recommended courses include cell biology, genetics, histology, molecular biology, or microbiology.

Students must have a BA or BS degree, meet all graduate school requirements, and be accepted to the graduate program (

International Requirements

International Students must submit a transcript evaluation from World Education Services, Educational Credential Evaluators, or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc.

The Graduate School now monitors English proficiency to make sure applicants meet our minimum scores which are listed below.

  • IELTS – 6.5
  • TOEFL – 80
  • PTEA – 53

Other requirements include a financial affidavit of support and immigration documentation (if currently residing in the United States).

Application Review Process

After an application window has been opened, applications are reviewed at program deadlines.

Additional Information

Learn more about tuition and fees on the School of Health Professions website.