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Your courses at The University of Alabama at Birmingham

In addition to offering direct entry to UAB, we offer several pathway routes to help you begin your undergraduate degree program in the US. With 50+ undergraduate and 100+ graduate degrees, flexible study plans and start dates throughout the year, we’ll help you find the option that’s right for you.

Note: Certain classes like labs may have additional fees included. Additionally, particular programs may have additional entry requirements or prerequisites like auditions or portfolios.

Graduate degree program overview

Integrated Master's Program (IMP)

Graduate Pathway Program (GPW)

Direct Entry (DE)

Minimum entry requirements

2.5 GPA, 6.5 IELTS, 80 TOEFL, 120 Duolingo

2.5 GPA, 5.5 IELTS, 60 TOEFL, 95 Duolingo may vary based on program

3.0 GPA, 6.5 IELTS, 80 TOEFL, 120 Duolingo may vary based on program

Additional admissions application requirements

Four-year bachelor's degree or equivalent in related field

Four-year bachelor's degree or equivalent in related field

Résumé, letters of reference and statement of purpose

Credits taken first semester

12

12

9

Tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year

$17,680 Same rate for any major

$ 30,740 Same rate for any major

$11,077-$13,869 Varies based on program

Scholarships

Up to $9,000

Up to $9,000

Potentially available within your program

Courses

Direct Entry

Direct Entry is the standard university admission route to apply directly to a degree program.

International Year One

International Year One is a supportive program that allows students to earn credits towards their degree while receiving additional academic, cultural and language support customized for international students.

Undergraduate Transfer Program

Undergraduate Transfer Program (UTP) is a customized study plan that offers academic, cultural and language support to international students who will be transferring college credit across to their degree.

International Direct

International Direct is a direct entry route for international students, providing tailored academic and cultural support in their first year. Each International Direct student receives a customized schedule to meet their individual academic and programmatic needs.

Direct Entry

Direct Entry is the standard university admission route to apply directly to a degree program.

Integrated Master's Program

Integrated Master’s Program is a supportive graduate degree program that provides additional academic and cultural support customized for international students.

Graduate Pathway

The Graduate Pathway program allows international students to earn credits towards their degree with customized academic, cultural and language support.

Academic English

Our Academic English program enhances your English skills and equips you for success in a US academic setting. Benefit from experienced faculty and ample opportunities to practice English with native speakers in everyday life.