How To Apply


Entry Requirements

• Honors degree, or equivalent, from an officially recognised Institution of Higher Education in an appropriate subject.

• Candidates who have substantial related work experience, with a demonstrable interest in or a commitment to urban planning, sustainability and environmental management issues and/or smart city approaches will also be considered.

• Where specific professional expertise is involved, candidates who do not have a first degree, but who have qualifications or experiences which could be accredited through Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) are welcome to apply.

• Postgraduate diploma recognised as being equivalent to an honours degree or accredited professional or vocational experience in urban planning / design / management / sustainability related areas of practice will also be considered.
• Applicants who are non-native speakers of English must be able to demonstrate proficiency in English Language and may IELTS standard of at least 6 or TOEFL score of between 60-78 (or equivalent).


How To Apply

For an informal discussion about the Master’s program, please contact:
 Dr Jason Kirby
 University of Alabama at Birmingham Phone: +1 205 934-8479

Things to Consider:

  • 2016 Program Tuition: $22,675 USD (~ £14,786 GBP).  
  • Master’s Degrees can be completed in 2 calendar years.
  • Designed for professionals who want to interact with their international peers using state-of-the-art online instructional methods (Canvas VLE).
  • All related disciplines are welcome to apply in this multi-discipline graduate program.
  • Learn from experienced full-time UK and US Faculty.

To start your application:

  1. Go to the following link to apply to the UAB Graduate School
  2. You will need to create login and secure password
  3. Accept Terms and Conditions
  4. Start Application for “Graduate Degree Seeking” and Certificate
  5. Fill in relevant information
    o   Biographical Information
    o   Application Information,
    o   Educational Background (Official transcripts must be sent)
    o   Personal Essay : Very brief response to why you are interested in the program
    o   Provide 3 references and have them reply to the online solicitation
    o   NO external GRE, TOFEL required
Note:  If prompted your program is Housed in the School of Engineering, Civil Engineering, MEng in Sustainable Smart Cities.