The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama, United States
UAB is a comprehensive urban university with a nationally recognized academic health center. UAB is the only public, four-year degree granting university in the state's largest metropolitan area. UAB is the largest research institution in the state of Alabama and the university is the largest employer in Birmingham.



The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) traces its roots to the 1859 founding of the Medical College of Alabama and the 1936 opening of the Birmingham Extension Center of The University of Alabama.


UAB offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees in Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Health Professions, Nursing and Public Health. Our first-professional schools are Dentistry, Medicine and Optometry.


UAB embodies a spirit of discovery that advances knowledge, solves real-world problems and drives economic development.

Our research faculty ranks among the nation’s best funded and is noted for exceptional mentoring and training — from undergraduate researchers to post-doctoral fellows.

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (14)
Humanities (9)
Education & Training (8)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)


Housing services

Save yourself some money when you come to see us – when you make your reservations, ask for the UAB discount and any other special offers that might be available. Some of the hotels will give you a UAB discounted rate and let you use your reward points or loyalty card. Folks are really nice around here.

Medical services

At UAB Employee Wellness, we cultivate, innovate and nurture a collaborative approach for the individual and corporate health of UAB employees with a focus on six major areas:

  • Tobacco Cessation
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Activity & Recreation
  • Prevention & Health Management
  • Well-being

Birmingham, Alabama, United States