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The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Graduate Program in Vision Science

Birmingham, AL

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Overview

The University of Alabama at Birmingham / Graduate Program in Vision Science is located in Birmingham, AL, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Vision science
Master of Science (MS) Vision science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Sensory impairment

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 3
Doctoral Degrees 5

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

19
Applied
5
Accepted
3
Enrolled
26%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.00, letters of recommendation, interview
Doctoral Degree Requirements Interview, minimum GPA of 3.00, 3 letters of recommendations

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 570
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

31
Total Graduate Students
32%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American 3.23%
White or Caucasian 58%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 6.45%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (45%)
Female (54%)

Faculty

15
Total faculty
Full-time - 15
Part-time - 0
Male (12)
Female (3)

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 1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL  35294
United States
Contact Dr. Lawrence C Sincich
Interim Director of the Graduate Program
Email: sincich@uab.edu
Phone: 205-934-4011

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