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The University of Alabama at Birmingham

School of Optometry

Birmingham, AL

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Overview

The University of Alabama at Birmingham / School of Optometry is located in Birmingham, AL, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Doctor of Optometry (OD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 3
Doctoral Degrees 50

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Thesis Required
National board exams I and II for OD

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

342
Applied
118
Accepted
52
Enrolled
35%

Applying

Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline April 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards May 1
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

221
Total Graduate Students
4%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.71%
Black or African American 4.52%
White or Caucasian 68%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.9%
Asian 14.03%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 4.52%

Gender

Male (29%)
Female (70%)

Faculty

205
Total faculty
Full-time - 205
Part-time - 0
Male (64)
Female (141)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Ocular biology, biochemistry and immunology, systems neuroscience, biomedical optics, and patient-based research in myopia control, dry eye, and glaucoma.
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address HPB 121
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL  35294
United States
Contact Dr. Kelly K. Nichols
Dean
Email: nicholsk@uab.edu
Phone: 205-975-9935
Fax: 205-934-6758

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