Curious? Want to know more about the Master of Science in Biotechnology Program? You might find the answers you're looking for in our "Frequently Asked Questions." If you do have a question not listed here, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

The program does not require GRE for admissions. For international applicants the graduate school requires a minimum of 6.5 on the IELTS.

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

The program does not require GRE for admissions. For international applicants the graduate school requires a minimum of 6.5 on the IELTS.

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and follow up with a call (205-934-7382).

What is the latest possible date that I can apply for admissions?

We have three (3) application deadlines: February 28 for Early Acceptance, May 31 for Priority Consideration, and August 1 for Regular Admissions. For a student to be considered for each deadline, they must have their transcripts and test scores at 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 20 hours per week, provided the job does not take away from one’s ability to focus on studies.

What do students typically do after graduating from the program?

Of the 116 students that have enrolled in the program from 2009-2016, 113 have graduated. Of the graduates, 98 are in the workforce (90 in life science fields—60 of which are in the state of Alabama) and 10 went on to higher degrees in medicine, dentistry, PhD and PA.