Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to attend any classes at UAB? 
No. The Biotechnology Regulatory Affairs Graduate Certificate is offered totally online.

Are all classes offered right now?
All courses will be available for all students in Fall 2017 (see application deadlines below).

May I take all classes in one semester?
Yes. While some graduate students take a full 15 hours course load in one semester, many of our students will complete the program in three semesters.

I have an advance degree (MS or PhD) in science from an accredited institution, can the GRE be waived?

Can the GRE be waived in lieu of the MCAT, DAT or PCAT?

I have an advance degree from an institution overseas, can the GRE be waived?
Each case is to be considered individually. Please email your transcripts to and follow it up with a call at 205-934-7382.

What is the latest possible date that I can apply for admissions?
We have two (2) application deadlines: February 28th for Early Acceptance and May 31st for Final Acceptance. For a student to be considered for each deadline, they must have all transcripts and test scores submitted to the UAB Graduate School.

Can I have a part-time job while enrolling in the biotech program?
Typically we do not encourage that but because of the nature of the economy one can work up to 20hrs per week provided the job does not take away from one’s ability to focus on studies.