UAB Admission Requirements

Bachelor of Science Programs

To be eligible for the bachelor programs, students must meet the following qualifications:

Freshman Applicants (High School Student and Home Schooled Student)

  • Completion of college preparatory curriculum
    • English: 4 years to include composition and literature
    • Science: 3 years to include two courses with laboratory component
    • Mathematics: 3 years to include algebra I and II, geometry, pre-calculus or other college preparatory or advanced level senior math
    • Social Science: 3 years in history, psychology, sociology, etc.
    • Foreign Language: 1 year of a foreign language
    • Plus 3 additional core courses, for a total of 17 core courses
  • Minimum high school grade point average (grades 9 -12) of 2.25 on a 4.0 scale
  • Minimum ACT score of 20 or SAT score of 950 (critical reading + mathematics)
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Credentials of home school teacher should be included for home schooled students

Non-Traditional Freshman Applicants

  • Graduated from high school 4 years or more and have not attended college or have attended college earning fewer than 24 semester hours
  • Official high school and college transcripts of all institutions attended
  • Minimum high school grade point average of 2.25

Transfer Applicants

  • Applicants with a minimum of 24 transferable college semester hours
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all course work
  • Considered in good standing at all previously attended colleges/universities

Test Scores

  • ACT/SAT Test Report (Freshman)
  • Official ACT score reports should be sent to the following school code: 0056
  • Official SAT score reports should be sent to the following school code: 1856

Master of Science in Management Information Systems

Applicants for the MS MIS program must have graduated with a baccalaureate degree in an information technology/systems related field from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Those not meeting this requirement must have:

  • Completed a baccalaureate degree in other areas of study from a regionally accredited college or university, or completed another graduate degree; AND
  • Completed the UAB MS MIS Bridge Program; OR
  • Submitted evidence to UAB as to significant work experience in IS/IT/computer programming, enterprise systems, databases, and/or system design and analysis; OR
  • Submitted evidence to UAB as to IS/IT/Computer industry certifications in computer programming, enterprise systems, databases, and/or system design and analysis.

Applicants must have a GMAT score of 500 or higher.

Those not meeting this requirement can:

  • Submit a GRE combined verbal and quantitative score of 940 (score of 293 after August 1, 2011) or higher (GRE scores may not be more than 5 years old), OR
  • Show 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Show documentation of completing a graduate degree in any discipline with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Application Requirements (MS MIS)

  • Online application with a $60 application fee or $75 international application fee
  • Current resume
  • Personal statement: statemust must include the student’s professional applications and how they faced and overcame challenges in their life
  • References: 2 from supervisors, trainers, or instructors who can confirm requisite knowledge and skills as identified with the admission qualifications
  • Completed online application (Click Here)

International Applicants (MS MIS)

International applicants whose native language isn’t English are required to show proof of English proficiency by submitting a TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic test score. Official test scores are required and should be sent directly from the testing agency to UAB. Scores should not be more than 2 years old.

The minimum score requirements are as follows:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550 on the paper-based examination, 213 on the computerbased version, or 80 on the Internet-based version
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) score of 6.0 overall with at least a 5.0 on each section of the examination

Master of Accounting Admission Requirements

To be eligible for this program, students must meet the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in accounting from an institution accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International within the 5-year period immediately preceding the desired term of enrollment

OR

  • Completion of the Bridge Program, maintaining at least a B (for applicants who do not have an undergraduate accounting degree, or received a degree in accounting more than five years ago).Individuals who do not meet the minimum Master of Accounting admission requirements may appeal the Bridge Program requirements. The Accounting Department will review these applicants on a case-by-case basis to determine whether or not some, or all, of the Bridge requirements may be waived.
  • GMAT score of 500 within the 5-year period immediately preceding the desired term of enrollment (waived for UAB Bachelor degree graduates and those completing the UAB Accounting Bridge Program)
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Copy of resume or curriculum vitae
  • Completed online application (Click Here)

Bridge Application Process
Students applying for the online Bridge Program complete the same application form as Bachelor of Science in Accounting applicants but must select “yes” for question #10, “Are you pursuing the Bachelors to Masters Bridge Program?” The application can be can found at: https://www.uab.edu/students/admissions/myuab?from=embanet.

Master of Business Administration Program

To be eligible for the Master’s program, students must meet the following qualifications:

  • Hold a Bachelor degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Copy of resume or curriculum vitae detailing progressive professional work experience
  • 2 letters of recommendation/reference (1 professional reference strongly recommended)
  • Complete the online application and pay application fee of $60 for domestic applicants and $75 for international applicants
  • Supplemental Essay (to be uploaded into online application): In 500 to 1000 words, please discuss the factors that have influenced your education and career decisions to date. Please describe your professional development to date, and your goals for the future. How will the MBA or MAC influence your ability to achieve your goals?
  • Once accepted, complete Business Math preparatory assessment for those applicants without a “PreCalculus” course with a “C” or better in the past 5 years
  • No GMAT required for applicants with a minimum of three (3) years of progressive professional work experience
  • Completed online application (Click Here)