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The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Professional Program in Optometry

Birmingham, AL

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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Optometry (OD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral Degrees 45

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam OAT
National board Examinations I and II

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

323
Applied
113
Accepted
49
Enrolled
35%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
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

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam OAT
Doctoral Degree Requirements Composite evaluation or letters of recommendation, interview, optometric shadowing experience

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 500
TOEFL IBT score: 61

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

190
Total Graduate Students
1%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.16%
Black or African American 4.74%
White or Caucasian 70%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.05%
Asian 15.26%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 0.53%
Unknown 5.26%

Gender

Male (27%)
Female (72%)

Location & Contact

Address 1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL  35294
United States
Contact Dr. Gerald Simon
Director, Optometry Student Affairs
Email: gsimonod@uab.edu
Phone: 205-975-0739
Fax: 205-934-6758

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