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The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Health Behavior

Birmingham, AL

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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Health education and health promotion

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 25
Doctoral Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Research internship

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

62
Applied
38
Accepted
21
Enrolled
61%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
60
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, transcripts, personal statement, curriculum vitae/resume

International Students

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

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership

Student Body

76
Total Graduate Students
6%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.63%
Black or African American 26.32%
White or Caucasian 44%
American Indian or Alaska Native 5.26%
Asian 1.32%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 3.95%
Unknown 9.21%

Gender

Male (11%)
Female (88%)

Faculty

8
Total faculty
Full-time - 8
Part-time - 0
Male (3)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Obesity prevention including lifestyle interventions, family and adolescent health issues, prevention and control of addictive behaviors, sexual health risks including HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, and mental health issues including issues of homelessness
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address RPHB 227 B
1720 2nd Avenue S
Birmingham, AL  35294
United States
Contact Dr. Robin G. Lanzi
Graduate Program Director
Email: rlanzi@uab.edu
Phone: 205-975-8071
Fax: 205-934-9325

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