School of Graduate Studies

We take pride in the many graduate programs in place here and feel that we have a lot to offer in terms of research, coursework, and internships. Graduate study has long been seen as important to the continuing growth of Huntsville, North Alabama, and the Tennessee Valley. The masters programs at UAH first appeared in 1963 with doctoral programs following in 1971.

The vast majority of our faculty participate in graduate education and are full members of the graduate faculty. In many cases, these faculty are internationally recognized in their fields and are conducting ground breaking research. As a result, some 40 doctorates are granted each year to students in three of the five colleges. All five colleges grant some 300 master's degrees each year and additionally offer many certificate programs of interest to working professionals. The fact that most of our graduates stay in North Alabama contributes to Huntsville being placed on multiple lists of desirable places to live in the United States, but our contribution is not limited to North Alabama. Our students go on to make a difference in other states, the nation and the world.

Thank you for your interest in the excellent graduate study opportunities at the University of Alabama, Huntsville! Please be sure to browse our pages on the left for information specific to your interests.

Are you interested in learning more about our Graduate Programs?

Join us for our Open House on October 23, 2014 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.  We'd love for you to visit and learn more about each of our programs from faculty and staff from each college.  For more information, visit our Open House page.


Interested in learning more about UAH in general? Check out the latest issue of UAH Magazine! Inside, you’ll find a wide range of stories from across campus, many featuring our graduate students, and the community at large, including:


• Profiles of accomplished UAH alumni like Destin Sandlin, Dr. Gurmej Sandhu, and Chelonnda Seroyer
• Insight into vital research focusing on lateral gene transfer, Tyrosinemia type 1, and unmanned aerial vehicles
• An up-close look at campus organizations such as the UAH Rowing Club, the iSystems Club, and the UAH Cheerleaders

…and much more! So visit today to see for yourself how UAH is continuing to grow and change as we move into the future.


A National Center of Academic Excellence in
Information Assurance Education

The University of Alabama in Huntsville was designated a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Information Assurance Education (IAE) for the academic years 2007-2012 by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). UAH has been re-designated for the academic years 2012-2017. UAH’s information security curriculum meets the NSA Committee on National Security Systems standards 4011 and 4012. For more information on the curriculum contact the Center for Information Assurance Education at (256) 824-6002 or email


The online application can be found here


Are you new student on campus?

Be sure to learn more about campus resources in our New Graduate Student Checklist