Application Deadlines

Deadline on all application materials for Early Acceptance is March 1st.
Final deadline on all application materials is August 1st.

Application Fee

The application fee for domestic applicants and green card holders is $50 and application fee for international applicants is $60.

Instructions for completing the application

Prospective students may apply at any time during the year; however, students begin program courses in Fall Semester. Applications are submitted online through UAB Graduate School. All Admissions documents (Test Scores, Transcripts, Immigration documents, WES, etc.) must be sent to UAB Graduate School.

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

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

They can also be submitted electronically by choosing University of Alabama- Graduate Admission or using the email

Example for Completing Application:

  1. For which of the following are you applying? Certificate
  2. Intended program of study: Biotechnology Regulatory Affairs
  3. Concentration: Not Applicable – Selected program does not offer concentrations
  4. Term: Fall 201X

Application/Admissions/Prerequisite Requirements

Prerequisite Requirements:

Course Topic Semester Hours
BY 123 Introductory Biology* 4
BY 210 Genetics* 3
CH 115/116 General Chemistry I 4
CH 117/118 General Chemistry II 4

*Another Biology course (applicable toward a degree) may be substituted by the Biotechnology Program advisor.

Application Requirements:

  • A Baccalaureate degree from a Regionally Accredited Institution
  • Applicants must meet all requirements of the UAB Graduate School.
  • Applicants must submit a personal statement of interest to the program, and submit 3 letters of recommendation.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 or a 3.0 on the last 60 hours attempted
  • Completion of the following prerequisite courses with letter grades C or better

International Requirements

IELTS – 6.5
TOEFL – 80
PTEA – 53

  • Financial Affidavit of Support
  • Immigration documentation if currently residing in the US

Application Review Process

After application window has been opened, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Contact Information

CDS Admissions at Phone: 205-934-3209, Email:

Additional Information

Tuition and Fees

  • The philosophies and roles of the domestic and international regulatory agencies that oversee drug, biologic, medical device, and diagnostics development,
  • The laws that govern the development, manufacturing and commercial distribution of drugs, biologics and medical devices,
  • The analysis of how emerging developments and trends are reshaping drug development and medical device regulation,
  • The biological processes and laboratory techniques utilized for the discovery, development and evaluation of therapeutic drugs,
  • Major concepts under which clinical trials are designed and run,
  • The roles of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA),
    Institutional Review Boards, the Code of Federal Regulations and ethical principles,
  • The complexities of clinical trial initiation and the issues of site and data management.