Addenda

Entrepreneurship Concentration

Approved December 7, 2018

RequirementsHours
MBA Required Courses
MBA 601Accounting and Finance for Managers3
MBA 608Strategic Cost Analysis and Decision Making3
MBA 619Information Technology and Business Strategy3
MBA 621Topics in Corporate Finance3
MBA 631Management and Organizations3
MBA 634Strategic Management3
MBA 637Operations and Supply Chain Management3
MBA 642Economics for Managers3
MBA 651Marketing Strategy3
MBA 662Quantitative Analysis for Business Managers3
Choose Three From:9
Planning and Pitching a New Business Concept
From Idea to IPO
Leading Innovation
MBA Independent Study
Total Hours39

Veteran Student Resident Tuition Rates

The University of Alabama at Birmingham complies with veteran student regulations regarding tuition rates.  The following individuals shall be charged a rate of tuition not to exceed the in-state rate for tuition and fees purposes:

• A Veteran using educational assistance under either chapter 30 (Montgomery G.I. Bill – Active Duty Program) or chapter 33 (Post-9/11 G.I. Bill), of title 38, United States Code, who lives in Alabama while attending a school located in Alabama (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of discharge or release from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.

• Anyone using transferred Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) who lives in Alabama while attending a school located in Alabama (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the transferor's discharge or release from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.

• Anyone described above while he or she remains continuously enrolled (other than during regularly scheduled breaks between courses, semesters, or terms) at the same school. The person so described must have enrolled in the school prior to the expiration of the three year period following discharge or release as described above and must be using educational benefits under either chapter 30 or chapter 33, of title 38, United States Code.

• Anyone using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (38 U.S.C. § 3311(b)(9)) who lives in Alabama while attending a school located in Alabama (regardless of his/her formal State of residence).

• Anyone using transferred Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) who lives in Alabama while attending a school located in Alabama (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and the transferor is a member of the uniformed service who is serving on active duty.

• Anyone using educational assistance under chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation/Employment (VR&E), also be charged the resident rate.  Effective for courses and terms beginning after March 1, 2019, a public institution of higher learning must charge the resident rate to chapter 31 participants, as well as the other categories of individuals described above.  When an institution charges these individuals more than the rate for resident students, VA is required to disapprove programs of education sponsored by VA.

• The policy shall be read to be amended as necessary to be compliant with the requirements of 38 U.S.C. 3679(c) as amended.

Healthcare Leadership D.Sc.

(Approved September 14, 2018)

The D.Sc. in Administration - Health Services has been renamed to the D.Sc. in Healthcare Leadership beginning spring term 2019.

English Language Proficiency

Standardized academic test scores are not required by the Graduate School; however, they may be required by the academic program so applicants should check with the program to which they are applying. The Graduate School requires English proficiency for international applicants. This requirement is automatically waived for international applicants who earned a bachelor’s, graduate, or professional degree in the US with a minimum GPA of 3.00. All other international applicants are required to submit TOEFL/IELTS/PTEA/IELA/Duolingo test scores that meet these requirements: 80 on the TOEFL, 6.5 on the IELTS, 176 on the IELA, 70 on Duolingo, or a 53 on the PTEA. Official test scores must be sent directly to UAB from the testing agencies. Academic programs may choose to waive academic test scores at their discretion based on the qualifications of the applicant. However, the English proficiency requirement may not be waived. 

UAB Annual Security & Fire Safety Report

The 2018 UAB Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is now available online. To access it, you can go to the UAB Police Department website at http://www.uab.edu/police and click on “Read the 2018 UAB Annual Security & Fire Safety (Clery) Report,” or go directly to the report at:

https://www.uab.edu/police/images/PDF/Annual-Security-and-Fire-Safety-Clery-Report.pdf

For a print copy of the report, call (205) 934-4649. The report follows the guidelines mandated by the Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and contains the following information: reporting incidents; federal campus sex crimes prevention act; missing person procedures; distribution of timely warnings; emergency preparedness, response and evacuation procedures; criminal statistics; fire safety report, etc.

Accounting Course Titles Updated

AC 612: Governance and the Business Environment

AC 620: Tax Research

Computer Engineering PhD

Program Requirements

The course of study leading to the PhD includes a minimum of 51 semester hours of coursework beyond the bachelor's degree (excluding dissertation research).  Students entering the PhD program with a M.S. are required to complete at least 51 semester hours of graduate work beyond the Master's degree including 27 semester hours of coursework and 24 hours of dissertation research.  PhD requirements include the following:

  1. A major consisting of a minimum of 18 semester hours of approved coursework in computer engineering;
  2. A minor consisting of a minimum of 12 semester hours of approved coursework in mathematics, theoretical or formal methods as related to computer engineering;
  3. A minor consisting of a minimum of 12 semester hours of approved coursework in electrical or computer engineering;
  4. Additional coursework consisting of a minimum of 6 semester hours of approved coursework in supportive fields;
  5. Successful completion of a preliminary examination;
  6. Successful completion of a qualifying examination that includes a presentation of the dissertation research proposal. Successful completion of the qualifying examination leads to admission to candidacy;
  7. Successful completion of a minimum of 18 semester hours in EE 799 Dissertation Research; and
  8. Successful completion of a final examination on the dissertation.

Educational Specialist (EdS) in TESOL (Certification)

(approved June 13, 2018)

This track leads to Class AA certification in ESOL issued by ALSDE. 30-34 Credit hours.

RequirementsHours
Introduction to Exceptional Learner 1
EESL 647Instruction and Assessment: Reading and Writing3
EESL 657Instruction and Assessment: Listening and Speaking3
Advisor-Approved ESL Electives6
Teaching English in a Global Context
Teaching Adult Language Learners
Methods Teaching English as an International Language
Field Studies
Practicum Seminar: English Language Teaching
Special Topics in Education
Any Approved 600-level EESL course
EDC 732Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Instruction3
EPR 594Introduction to Educational Research Design3
Qualitative or Statistical Research Methods3-4
Introduction to Qualitative Methods in Educational Research
Microcomputer Applications to Statistical Analysis
Statistical Methods and Action Research
EDC 707Introduction to Teacher Leadership3
EDC 711Analysis and Evaluation of Teaching3
Advisor-Approved Education Course3
Coaching for Effective Instruction
Research in ESL
Any Approved 600-level EESL course
Total Hours30-31
1

 Required if not previously completed.

Educational Specialist (EdS) in TESOL (Non-Certification)

(approved June 13, 2018)

This track does not leads to Class AA certification in ESOL issued by ALSDE. 30-37 Credit hours.

RequirementsHours
Second Language Acquisition 1
Advisor-Approved Teaching Field Course12
Curriculum, Programs and Policies
Grammar and Linguistics for ESL Teachers
Special Topics in ESL
Phonology for Second Language Teachers
Teaching Adult Language Learners
Methods and Materials of Teaching ESL
Methods Teaching English as an International Language
Teaching New Languages Through Reading and Writing
Teaching Emergent Bilingual Learners in the Early Childhood Setting
Promoting Global Peace through TESOL
Instruction and Assessment: Reading and Writing
Instruction and Assessment: Listening and Speaking
Effective Teaching and Learning
Engaging Families and Communities
Practicum Seminar: English Language Teaching
Special Topics in Education
Any Approved 600-level EESL course
Diversity Course3
Teaching ESL in a Multicultural Society
Teaching English in a Global Context
Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Instruction
EPR 594Introduction to Educational Research Design3
Qualitative or Statistical Research Methods3-4
Research in ESL
Introduction to Qualitative Methods in Educational Research
Microcomputer Applications to Statistical Analysis
Statistical Methods and Action Research
Advisor-Approved Education Courses9
Coaching for Effective Instruction
Introduction to Teacher Leadership
Analysis and Evaluation of Teaching
Field Studies
Any Approved 600-level EESL course
Internship in Second and Foreign Languages, P-12 1
ESL Practium: Adult Learners
EESL 600 TESOL Residency (at UAB)
Total Hours30-31
1

 Required if not previously taken.

Master of Science in Clinical Pathologist Assistant

(approved May 24, 2018)

RequirementsHours
Core Curriculum
CPA 605Advanced Statistics and Data Analysis for Laboratory Medicine3
CPA 606Clinical Laboratory Management in the Health Care Setting3
CPA 607Evidence Based Literature Analysis for Laboratory Professionals3
CPA 608Laboratory Quality Diagnostic Algorithms3
CPA 609Patient Assessment, Consultation and Interprofessional Communication3
Advanced Technical Courses
CPA 650Advanced Hematology, Hemostasis, and Coagulation Therapy3
CPA 651Advanced Transfusion Medicine and Transplantation3
CPA 652Advanced Clinical Chemistry3
CPA 653Advanced Clinical Bacteriology, Parasitology, and Infectious Diseases3
CPA 654Pharmacology and Toxicology for the Laboratory Professional3
Research/Project and Internship
CPA 698Clincal Pathologist Assistant/Non-thesis Project3
CPA 690CPA Clinical Internship5
Total Hours38

Master of Science in Data Science

(approved May 8, 2018)

Master of Science in Data Science

Plan I

RequirementsHours
CS 510Database Application Development3
or CS 610 Database Systems
CS 652Advanced Algorithms and Applications3
CS 667Machine Learning3
CS 685Foundations of Data Science3
Electives12
Data Analytics
Big Data Programming
Artificial Intelligence
Natural Language Processing
Data Mining
Deep Learning
Computer Vision and Convolutional Neural Networks
Data Visualization
Matrix Algorithms for Data Science
Complex Networks
Cyber Security
Computer Security
Network Security
Modern Cryptography
Cloud Security
High Performance Computing
Parallel Computing
Cloud Computing
Digital Forensics
Investigating Online Crimes
Digital Media Forensics
Cyber Risk Management
Non-Computer Science Electives 1
Biostatistics
Intermediate Statistical Analysis I
Intermediate Statistical Analysis II
Statistical Methods I
Statistical Methods II
Bioinformatics
Introduction to Bioinformatics
Algorithms in Bioinformatics
Biological Data Management
Business Intelligence
Data Science for Business
Applied Marketing Research
Quantitative Analysis for Business Managers
Thesis Research6
Master's Thesis Research
Total Hours30

Plan II

RequirementsHours
CS 510Database Application Development3
or CS 610 Database Systems
CS 652Advanced Algorithms and Applications3
CS 667Machine Learning3
CS 685Foundations of Data Science3
Electives18
Data Analytics
Big Data Programming
Artificial Intelligence
Natural Language Processing
Data Mining
Deep Learning
Computer Vision and Convolutional Neural Networks
Data Visualization
Matrix Algorithms for Data Science
Complex Networks
Cyber Security
Computer Security
Network Security
Modern Cryptography
Cloud Security
High Performance Computing
Parallel Computing
Cloud Computing
Digital Forensics
Investigating Online Crimes
Digital Media Forensics
Cyber Risk Management
Non-Computer Science Electives 1
Biostatistics
Intermediate Statistical Analysis I
Intermediate Statistical Analysis II
Statistical Methods I
Statistical Methods II
Bioinformatics
Introduction to Bioinformatics
Algorithms in Bioinformatics
Biological Data Management
Business Intelligence
Data Science for Business
Applied Marketing Research
Quantitative Analysis for Business Managers
Total Hours30
1

Students may take up to three (9 credit hours) non-CS electives upon the approval of the graduate program director