University of Alabama at Birmingham Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.43 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 16 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB and CEPH
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 19,535 (12,369 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 48% part-time, 52% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $7,866 in-state; $17,910 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020

I am honored to be able to review my experience thus far with the UAB Masters of Nursing program. I am currently obtaining a specialty of Adult Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Having completed extensive research regarding successful yet challenging programs in the nation, I was pleased to find that this program ranks extremely high in its reputation. It is well known for its academics, career outcomes, and the ability to accommodate a variety of students, both local and nonlocal. Most of the courses are online, with the exception of a few on site visits. Additionally, I am impressed with the accessibility and responsiveness of the staff members in regards to students' questions and needs. There is a transparent list of contacts provided to each student, along with detailed instructions for the enrolling process. When making decisions about furthering my education, I was initially uncertain about a program that is not held in a traditional "brick and morter" facility. However, I am so very pleased with the UAB online graduate program thus far. As this program was recommended to me from various alumnus, I too would recommend it to any student looking to pursue a graduate nursing degree.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has one of the leading nursing programs in the country. I am currently pursuing an accelerated master's in nursing pathway program for those who do not have a bachelor's degree in nursing. The program is fast paced, but the faculty are willing to help you with any questions and are approachable. I would recommend this program and school to anyone who is interested in nursing and enjoys a fast paced learning environment!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018

UAB is an amazing school. The curriculum is rigorous, but not impossible. The faculty listens to students and often incorporates ideas submitted by us to better the program. Everyone is very approachable and frequent contact is encouraged. You do not feel like a number or a random student without a name; the faculty members go out of their way to establish a relationship with their students.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2010

Very good program. I was pleased with the curriculum and it accommodated well with my work schedule. I was able to work and go to school at the same time. The faculty were all very helpful. The program has since gone to an all online program but I still would recommend.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

You are going to have to put in the work. No nursing program will be a breeze if you are supposed to pass the board exam. Faculty are supportive. The class is online and easily accessible and flexible. It's a lot of reading though so you really need to pace yourself.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

UAB represents a strong foundation for anyone pursuing their nursing careers. It is recognized as one of the top 5% in the country.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018

The program is highly competitive and prepares students for a successful career in advanced practice nursing.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

Great program! Great faculty support and small enough that you feel that you are not a number but a real person. I was in a small fellowship group that made a huge difference in providing me a network of other students that worked closely together as we completed our program of study. My mentors were available just about any time I needed them. The academic process was difficult but expected for a PhD program. Lots of outreach to students and encouragement to be involved. I would strongly recommend UAB to anyone in the health professions. The nursing program is well known across the country and worldwide, particularly for the transcultural programs. I am glad to be associated with such a well done program.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

When I started researching graduate level programs in nursing, I knew I wanted to attend an university that offered an online program, ranked highly compared to other schools in the nation, and provided a specialized program for students interested in Mental Health. I selected the University of Alabama at Birmingham for graduate studies in nursing, because they offered a Nurse Practitioner Psychiatric-Mental Health MSN program 100% online and the U.S. news recognized this school as one of the best graduate schools in 2012. In addition, UAB is CCNE accredited, which means the university ensures quality in the graduate nursing program, supports continuing growth, and holds nursing programs accountable in achieving its mission and goals. The program offers flexibility so I can work and complete assignment and relocate if needed. The disadvantages of the program is that I do not get to interact with other classmates, I have to find my own clinical sites, and I have to pay out of state tuition for an online program.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: able to access program via online platform from my residence in Alaska. Cons: The program seems to accept students who are not ready for the load i.e. people who have only been nurses for a year are pursuing a MSN-- they are not prepared.
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