Application Process

Application Deadlines:

February 15 – First consideration; students begin the program in the fall semester

April 30 – International student admission

August 1 - Last deadline if space available

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: Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Concentration: Not Applicable – Selected program does not offer concentrations
  • Term: Fall 201X

Requirements

Prerequisite Requirements

  • Precalculus Trigonometry - 3 hours
  • Introductory Chemistry I and II with Labs - 8 hours
  • Pathophysiology - 3 hours
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology - 8 hours
  • Statistics - 3 hours
  • College Physics I and II - 8 hours
  • Medical Terminology - 3 hours
  • Health Care System* - 3 hours
  • First Aid and BLS Healthcare Provider CPR** - 1 hour

*May be taken while in the NMT program ** May be taken during the first term of program

Application Requirements

  • Students must have a BA or BS degree from a regionally accredited institution, meet all graduate school requirements and be accepted to the graduate program.
  • Admission to the program will be dependent on successful completion of all prerequisite coursework.
  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 (A = 4.0).
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in the program prerequisite courses, with a minimum grade of C in each.
  • Interview with faculty.
  • Clinical observation which is arranged by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Clinical Coordinator, Krystle Glasgow.
  • Satisfactory screening on health data questionnaire by the UAB Medical Center Student Health Service if accepted.

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).

Essential Functions

The following skills are needed by applicants to the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program. Applicants and students should possess these abilities, or with the help of compensatory techniques and/or assistive devices, be able to demonstrate the ability to become proficient.

Manual dexterity (use of extremities for patient care purposes):

  • Wrists (both): grasping, pulling, twisting
  • Hands (both): fingering, holding, (rotation)
  • Arms (both): pushing, extending, cutting
  • Sensation: palpation, auscultation percussion
  • Capable of hearing voices of normal range in the presence of background noise
  • Visual Perception: depth acuity (corrected to 20/40)
  • Ability to distinguish shades of gray/color

Physical Strength:

  • To support another person
  • To position another person
  • To transfer/ambulate with walker, cane, crutches, bed, wheelchair
  • To stand for long periods of time
  • To perform CPR; resuscitation
  • To walk at a rapid pace for eight hours

Interpersonal:

  • Able to function - consult, negotiate, share - as part of a team skills:
    • Able to use communication skills
    • Able to respond to others' requests
    • Willing to accept direction and supervision
    • Perform duties while under stress
    • Ability to operate and maintain equipment (e.g., nuclear medicine instrumentation, ventilator, electronic monitor, etc.)

Students requesting disability accommodations must do so by filing a disability accommodation request with UAB Disability Support Services.

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.