Special Programs

The Office of Special Programs is responsible for administering programs offered through the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), the nation’s first interstate compact for education.  The SREB was created to provide specific services to member states, to create ways to share resources, and to enable states to achieve together educational programs and improvements that would be impossible or financially impractical for a single state.

The Academic Common Market is a cooperative agreement among 15 Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states allowing students to pursue out-of-state academic degree programs at the in-state tuition rate. The SREB states making use of the Academic Common Market are Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Guidelines for Selecting Programs for Inclusion in the Academic Common Market for Alabama Residents

If the desired program is not available in the ACM Program list, or you are requesting an application to participate in the Academic Common Market, contact:

Ms. Margaret Cabble
Coordinator of Strategic Initiatives
P: (334) 242-2423

The Southern Regional Education Board’s State Doctoral Scholars Program was developed with support from The Pew Charitable Trusts and The Ford Foundation. It is part of a nationwide initiative, the Compact for Faculty Diversity, to produce more minority Ph.D.s and to encourage them to seek faculty positions.

Minority Doctoral Scholars Program – Southern Regional Education Board

Candidate Notice – HBCU Minority Doctoral Scholar

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