Thank you for your interest in The University of Alabama Graduate School. We’re proud that you have chosen us for these important next steps in your career.

To apply:

  1. Review UA’s application materials and submission requirements (see below).
  2. Log in and complete your application.
  3. Check your application regularly to verify your application status and upload additional materials.

Christine Basset, one of UA's graduate innovators

Though it isn’t necessary to have all materials on-hand at the time of your application (e.g. letters of recommendation), we recommend you obtain and properly format as many of these items as possible before you begin.

Joshua Williams, one of UA's graduate legends

For Master’s or Doctoral students:

  • An online application form
  • Application fee payment
  • Statement of purpose
  • Unofficial admission scores (GRE, GMAT, MAT or MCAT; if required by the department)
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Language scores* (non-native English speakers)

For non-degree-seeking students:

  • An online application form
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Language scores* (non-native English speakers)

*Non-native English speakers who meet certain requirements may not need to provide language test scores. 

For more information on general admission documents, requirements and exceptions, visit UA’s Admission Requirements and Supporting Documents page.

Still have questions? Visit our Admissions FAQ page.

Most departments have rolling or semester-specific deadlines for admission, scholarships, assistantships and fellowships. We recommend checking in with your program director before beginning your application.

To allow time for visa processing, international applicants should complete their application well ahead of their first enrolled semester. For many, this means completing your fall application by mid-Spring. For a complete list of international requirements and deadlines, visit our international admissions page.

An applicant may apply to only two programs at a time. To apply to a second program, please submit a second complete application packet and application fee.