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The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Program in Medical Sociology

Birmingham, AL

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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Student teaching, manuscript review

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

14
Applied
10
Accepted
8
Enrolled
71%

Applying

60
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 overall and in all previous graduate coursework, 3.2 on last 60 semester hours of baccalaureate work

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

22
Total Graduate Students
18%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
81%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.55%
Black or African American 18.18%
White or Caucasian 45%
American Indian or Alaska Native 4.55%
Asian 4.55%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (36%)
Female (63%)

Faculty

12
Total faculty
Full-time - 8
Part-time - 4
Male (5)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Health disparities; aging and life course; gender, race, and mental health; family sociology; social psychology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
136,595

Location & Contact

Address HHB 460H, 1530 3rd Avenue S
Birmingham, AL  35294
United States
Contact Dr. Verna Keith
Department Chair
Email: vmkeith@uab.edu
Phone: 205-934-3307
Fax: 205-975-5614