Build Your Dream

You already dare to be successful. But it takes more than grit to build a stable future.

The University of Alabama can help. We are a proud partner of the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, devoted to empowering graduate students who dream of greatness. Join our diverse cohort of leaders and innovators, reach your potential and become a legend.


McNair Graduate Fellowship

To qualify for the McNair Fellowship, the student’s admitting department must nominate them. The fellowship is available to any qualifying student, not just McNair Scholars.

Eligible students must fulfill at least one of the following:

  • Complete the McNair Achievement Program
  • Belong to a traditionally underrepresented demographic
  • Qualify as a low-income and first-generation student

Recipients receive:

  • Full-tuition scholarship
  • Single coverage health insurance
  • $20,000 stipend for two years (doctoral candidates) and one year (master’s candidates) with departmental matching up to four years


Prospective graduate students who have completed the McNair Achievement Program are eligible for a tuition scholarship.

Prospects receive:

  • Full-tuition scholarship

Capstone Fellowship

Each year, fifteen Capstone Fellowships are awarded and distributed between Graduate Council Fellowship nominees and McNair Graduate Fellowship nominees.

Recipients receive:

  • Five years’ fellowship and assistantship for doctoral candidates
  • Two years’ fellowship for master’s candidates

Cutting-Edge Equipment

We empower our students with the same top-level equipment they will use in their careers.

State-of-the-art Facilities

We lead interdisciplinary initiatives and research in UA’s world-class facilities.  Our laboratories and study spaces are second-to-none.

Visionary Colleagues

Our growing and diverse community of scholars overcomes local and global challenges.

Admission Requirements

Overall GPA ≥ 3.0
Statement of purpose
Unofficial transcripts
Three letters of recommendation
GRE or GMAT, if required

Exceptional applicants who fall below the GPA or GRE/GMAT thresholds will still be considered for admission.

*Admission requirements and application deadlines may vary by program. Please check with your intended program to confirm.

Tide Together Mentor Program

The Tide Together Graduate Mentor Program helps traditionally underrepresented students in graduate programs reach personal and professional success as they navigate the higher education journey. Our program is unique in that we primarily serve first-generation students, women in STEM fields, and racial and ethnic minorities.

The program utilizes a team approach to mentor graduate students who are currently pursuing or plan to pursue doctoral studies. Participants are matched with faculty mentors and a graduate student peer mentor. The primary aim of the mentoring program is to help graduate students acquire the personal and professional skills needed for success in their future careers.

The Place is UA

It’s time to make your mark. Choose from over 150 graduate and professional programs led by some of the most respected faculty in their fields.


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