The University of Alabama at Birmingham

The University of Alabama - Birmingham (UAB) is a public research university located in the city of Birmingham, Alabama, United States. UAB offers pathway programs that lead to bachelor's and master's degree programs at UAB. 

  • Average Tuition USD 25,450
  • Students 21,923
  • International Students 100%
  • Total Annual Cost USD 25,450
  • Intakes January May August
  • Application Deadline Rolling
  • Transfer Yes
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

The University of Alabama - Birmingham (UAB) offers pathway programs through INTO, for international students who may not meet the requirements for direct entry to a bachelors or masters degree program at UAB. INTO UAB offers English language training that improves the English Language skills and increases academic opportunities for students. Pathway students also learn other skills necessary to succeed at the university including academic research skills, and cultural acclimatization.

At UAB, pathway students benefit from a wide range of services available to students enrolled in the degree programs including learning resources, world-class lecture-rooms, approachable staff, and faculty offices. The university’s International Student and Scholar Services offices also provide advisory services and guidance to pathway students when the need arises. In addition, there are student lounges as well as a multi-faith prayer room and several student study areas. The INTO UAB Centre has everything that a student needs to succeed in a pathway program and beyond.

  • 01UAB is accredited by SACSCOC - the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Pathway Programs

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    Academic English

    USD 7,060 Tuition Fee

    This Academic English program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature. The estimated fees mentioned here is for 1 semester. Students can choose between 1 - 3 semesters depending on their proficiency in English. The successful completion of the programs leads to a pathway or degree program at UAB.

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    Basic Medical Science

    USD 15,240 Tuition Fee

    This Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on subject-specific academic modules, English language and, study skills. The successful completion of the program leads to a master's degree in Basic Medical Sciences at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

    The estimated fee mentioned here is for the 1 - semester program. In order to apply, students need a minimum GPA of 2.5; and an IELTS score of 5.5 or a TOEFL score of 65 or equivalent. Additionally, students can choose to enroll in a 2- semester program depending on their English proficiency. 

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    Biotechnology

    USD 15,240 Tuition Fee

    This Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on subject-specific academic modules, English language and, study skills. The successful completion of the program leads to the Master of Science in Biotechnology program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

    The estimated fee mentioned here is for the 1 - semester program. In order to apply, students need a four-year bachelor's degree in biochemistry, biology, biotechnology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, physics, psychology, sociology; and an IELTS score of 5.5 or a TOEFL score of 65 or equivalent. Additionally, students can choose to enroll in a 2- semester program depending on their English proficiency. 

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    Business

    USD 14,030 Tuition Fee

    This International Year One program offers courses that focus on subject-specific academic modules, English language and, study skills. The successful completion of the program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Industrial Distribution, Information Systems, Management or Marketing through the Collat School of Business at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

    In order to apply, students need a minimum GPA of 2.0; and an IELTS score of 5.0 or a TOEFL score of 50 or equivalent. The estimated fee and admission requirements mentioned here is for the 1 - semester program. Additionally, students can choose to enroll in a 2 or 3 - semester program depending on their English proficiency. 

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    Business Administration (MBA)

    USD 15,240 Tuition Fee

    This Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on subject-specific academic modules, English language and, study skills. The successful completion of the program leads to the Master of Business Administration program at UAB.

    The estimated fee mentioned here is for the 1 - semester program. In order to apply, students need a four-year bachelor's degree or equivalent; a minimum GPA of 2.5; and a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 or a TOEFL score of 65 or equivalent. Additionally, students can choose to enroll in a 2- semester program depending on their English proficiency.

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    Civil Engineering

    USD 15,240 Tuition Fee

    This Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on subject-specific academic modules, English language and, study skills. The successful completion of the program leads to the Master of Science in Civil Engineering program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

    The estimated fee mentioned here is for the 1 - semester program. In order to apply, students need a four-year bachelor's engineering degree in civil, environmental, mechanical, structural, transportation or related field; and a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 or a TOEFL score of 65 or equivalent. Additionally, students can choose to enroll in a 2- semester program depending on their English proficiency. 

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    Computer Science

    USD 14,030 Tuition Fee

    This International Year One program offers courses that focus on subject-specific academic modules, English language and, study skills. The successful completion of the program leads to the bachelor's degree in Computer Science at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

    In order to apply, students need a minimum GPA of 2.0; and an IELTS score of 5.0 or a TOEFL score of 50 or equivalent. The estimated fee and admission requirements mentioned here is for the 1 - semester program. Additionally, students can choose to enroll in a 2 or 3 - semester program depending on their English proficiency. 

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    Computer Science (Graduate Pathway)

    USD 15,240 Tuition Fee

    This Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on subject-specific academic modules, English language and, study skills. The successful completion of the program leads to the Master of Science in Computer Science program at UAB.

    The estimated fee and admission requirements mentioned here is for the 1 - semester program. In order to apply, students need a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 or a TOEFL score of 65 or equivalent. Additionally, students can choose to enroll in a 2- semester program depending on their English proficiency.

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    Cyber Security

    USD 15,240 Tuition Fee

    This Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on subject-specific academic modules, English language and, study skills. The successful completion of the program leads to the Master of Science in Computer Forensics and Security Management program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

    The estimated fee mentioned here is for the 1 - semester program. In order to apply, students need a four-year bachelor's degree or equivalent; a minimum GPA of 2.5; and a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 or a TOEFL score of 65 or equivalent. Additionally, students can choose to enroll in a 2- semester program depending on their English proficiency. 

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    Data Science

    USD 15,240 Tuition Fee

    This Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on subject-specific academic modules, English language and, study skills. The successful completion of the program leads to a master's degree in Data Science at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

    The estimated fee mentioned here is for the 1 - semester program. In order to apply, students need a four-year bachelor's degree or equivalent; a minimum GPA of 2.5; and a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 or a TOEFL score of 65 or equivalent. Additionally, students can choose to enroll in a 2- semester program depending on their English proficiency. 

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    Early Childhood Education

    USD 15,240 Tuition Fee

    This Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on subject-specific academic modules, English language and, study skills. The successful completion of the program leads to the Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

    The estimated fee mentioned here is for the 1 - semester program. In order to apply, students need a four-year bachelor's degree or equivalent; a minimum GPA of 2.5; and a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 or a TOEFL score of 65 or equivalent. Additionally, students can choose to enroll in a 2- semester program depending on their English proficiency. 

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    Electrical and Computer Engineering

    USD 15,240 Tuition Fee

    This Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on subject-specific academic modules, English language and, study skills. The successful completion of the program leads to the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

    The estimated fee mentioned here is for the 1 - semester program. In order to apply, students need a four-year bachelor's degree or equivalent; a minimum GPA of 2.5; and a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 or a TOEFL score of 65 or equivalent. Additionally, students can choose to enroll in a 2- semester program depending on their English proficiency. 

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    Engineering

    USD 14,030 Tuition Fee

    This International Year One program offers courses that focus on subject-specific academic modules, English language and, study skills. The successful completion of the program leads to a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Engineering or Mechanical Engineering through the School of Engineering at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

    In order to apply, students need a minimum GPA of 2.0; and an IELTS score of 5.0 or a TOEFL score of 50 or equivalent. The estimated fee and admission requirements mentioned here is for the 1 - semester program. Additionally, students can choose to enroll in a 2 or 3 - semester program depending on their English proficiency. 

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    General Studies

    USD 14,030 Tuition Fee

    This International Year One program offers courses that focus on subject-specific academic modules, English language and, study skills. The successful completion of the program leads to a of variety of bachelor's degree in: African American Studies, Anthropology, Art, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, Education, French, History, International Studies, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish or Theatre at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

    The estimated fee mentioned here is for the 1 - semester program. In order to apply, students need a minimum GPA of 2.0; and an IELTS score of 5.0 or a TOEFL score of 50 or equivalent. Additionally, students can choose to enroll in a 2 or 3 - semester program depending on their English proficiency. 

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    Materials Engineering

    USD 15,240 Tuition Fee

    This Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on subject-specific academic modules, English language and, study skills. The successful completion of the program leads to the Master of Science in Engineering program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

    The estimated fee mentioned here is for the 1 - semester program. In order to apply, students need a four-year engineering bachelor's degree in composites, manufacturing, materials, polymers or chemistry, composites, physics or related field.; a minimum GPA of 2.5; and a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 or a TOEFL score of 65 or equivalent. Additionally, students can choose to enroll in a 2- semester program depending on their English proficiency. 

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    MBA/MPH Dual Degree

    USD 15,240 Tuition Fee

    This Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on subject-specific academic modules, English language and, study skills. The successful completion of the program leads to the Master of Business Administration or Master of Public Health programs at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

    The estimated fee mentioned here is for the 1 - semester program. In order to apply, students need a four-year bachelor's degree; a minimum GPA of 2.5; and a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 or a TOEFL score of 65 or equivalent. Additionally, students can choose to enroll in a 2- semester program depending on their English proficiency.

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    Mechanical Engineering

    USD 15,240 Tuition Fee

    This Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on subject-specific academic modules, English language and, study skills. The successful completion of the program leads to the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

    The estimated fee mentioned here is for the 1 - semester program. In order to apply, students need a four-year bachelor's degree; a minimum GPA of 2.5; and a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 or a TOEFL score of 65 or equivalent. Additionally, students can choose to enroll in a 2- semester program depending on their English proficiency.

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    Pre-Nursing

    USD 14,030 Tuition Fee

    This International Year One program offers courses that focus on subject-specific academic modules, English language and, study skills. The successful completion of the program leads to a bachelor's degree program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

    The estimated fee mentioned here is for the 1 - semester program. In order to apply, students need a minimum GPA of 2.0; and an IELTS score of 5.0 or a TOEFL score of 50 or equivalent. Additionally, students can choose to enroll in a 2 or 3 - semester program depending on their English proficiency. 

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    Public Administration

    USD 15,240 Tuition Fee

    This Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on subject-specific academic modules, English language and, study skills. The successful completion of the program leads to the Master of Public Administration at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

    The estimated fee mentioned here is for the 1 - semester program. In order to apply, students need a four-year bachelor's degree or equivalent; a minimum GPA of 2.5; and a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 or a TOEFL score of 65 or equivalent. Additionally, students can choose to enroll in a 2- semester program depending on their English proficiency.

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    Public Health (Graduate Pathway)

    USD 15,240 Tuition Fee

    This Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on subject-specific academic modules, English language and, study skills. The successful completion of the program leads to the Master of Science in Public Health program at UAB.

    The estimated fee mentioned here is for the 1 - semester program. In order to apply, students need a four-year bachelor's degree or equivalent; a minimum GPA of 2.5; and a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 or a TOEFL score of 65 or equivalent. Additionally, students can choose to enroll in a 2- semester program depending on their English proficiency.

  • 1720 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA

    Public Health (International Year One)

    USD 14,030 Tuition Fee

    This International Year One program offers courses that focus on subject-specific academic modules, English language and, study skills. The successful completion of the program leads to the bachelor's degree in Public Health at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

    In order to apply, students need a minimum GPA of 2.0; and an IELTS score of 5.0 or a TOEFL score of 50 or equivalent. The estimated fee and admission requirements mentioned here is for the 1 - semester program. Additionally, students can choose to enroll in a 2 or 3 - semester program depending on their English proficiency. 

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    Science

    USD 14,030 Tuition Fee

    This International Year One program offers courses that focus on subject-specific academic modules, English language and, study skills. The successful completion of the program leads to a number of bachelor's degrees in science at The University of Alabama at Birmingham including Biology, Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Neuroscience, and Physics.

    In order to apply, students need a minimum GPA of 2.0; and an IELTS score of 5.0 or a TOEFL score of 50 or equivalent. The estimated fee and admission requirements mentioned here is for the 1 - semester program. Additionally, students can choose to enroll in a 2 or 3 - semester program depending on their English proficiency. 

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    Special Education

    USD 15,240 Tuition Fee

    This Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on subject-specific academic modules, English language and, study skills. The successful completion of the program leads to the Master of Arts in Special Education program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

    The estimated fee mentioned here is for the 1 - semester program. In order to apply, students need a four-year bachelor's degree or equivalent; a minimum GPA of 2.5; and a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 or a TOEFL score of 65 or equivalent. Additionally, students can choose to enroll in a 2- semester program depending on their English proficiency.

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    Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

    USD 15,240 Tuition Fee

    This Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on subject-specific academic modules, English language and, study skills. The successful completion of the program leads to the Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

    The estimated fee mentioned here is for the 1 - semester program. In order to apply, students need a four-year bachelor's degree or equivalent; a minimum GPA of 2.5; and a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 or a TOEFL score of 65 or equivalent. Additionally, students can choose to enroll in a 2- semester program depending on their English proficiency.

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  • Minimum GPA 2.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 60
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 5.00

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    Qualifying international students enrolled in a pathway program are offered scholarships in amounts that are typically up to $5,000 per year.

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          • Testimony
            2002-2006, Bachelor's degree

            Business School

            I am very happy with my decision to graduate from UAB. The urban location helped me attain real world experience while attending full time. The class sizes and level of faculty expertise were all perfect as well.

          • Testimony
            1995-2000, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

            Superb education and amazing instructors.

            U.A.B. provides a sense of focus for a person's educational goals. My instructors were not only very well versed in their areas of expertise, but they were also serious about teaching. My experience at U.A.B. could not have been better.

          • Testimony
            2010-2011, Masters

            UAB - A PLACE FOR GROWTH!

            I have probably attended UAB for more years than many students (other than the doctors!) as I began in nursing and ended up with an accounting degree many years later. While UAB may not be the same traditional college environment as UA, I actually moved from Tuscaloosa to attend UAB because of their top notch medical program. By the time I decided to go into accounting, I was already in Birmingham and loved both the city and the school. I am still very connected to many of my professors and met a lot of my current business connections in the classes there. Class sizes were perfect in that I never felt like a lost face in a crowd and professors were always willing to help when it was needed. I ended up with my CPA, passing on the first try due to the foundation laid by the staff at UAB and finished up my masters degree there as well. Can't even say enough good things about this school!!