Application Process

Application Deadlines:

May 1 - Fall Admission

October 1 - Spring Admission

Application Fees:

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

Instructions for Completing the Application

Prospective students may apply at any time during the year; however, students begin program courses in either the fall or spring 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: Clinical Pathologist Assistant
  • Concentration: Not Applicable – Selected program does not offer concentrations
  • Term: Fall 201X


Admission Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree, or higher, in Medical Laboratory Science.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 (A = 4.0).
  • CV or Resume.
  • Personal Statement.
  • Certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist.
  • Worked as a Medical Laboratory Scientist for a minimum of two years.
  • Meet all Graduate School requirements.

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.