Professional development is an integral part of graduate education. In coordination with offices and centers across campus, the Graduate School helps graduate students develop the skills they need to succeed in both the academic and non-academic worlds. Professional development complements academic training by providing skill development opportunities tailored to graduate student needs to help ensure academic and professional success within and beyond academia.

As training opportunities become available, the Graduate School will email students with details of those events. If you do not check your UAH email regularly, be sure to set a forwarding rule/filter to your primary account to stay up to date.

Proposal and Grant Writing Training - Writing Successful Grants

These seminars will feature grant-writing and proposal-development strategies for NSF, NSF CAREER, NIH, U.S. Department of Education, and Humanities and Social Sciences. Registration is open to all UAH faculty, staff, researchers, and graduate students by clicking the registration link below

Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, the Office for Proposal Development is hosting a Proposal and Grant Writing Training event.   

Three Minute Thesis (and Dissertation) Competition (3MT)

Held Annually

An 80,000 word thesis or dissertation would take you 9 hours to present.

Your time limit... 3 minutes

• ONE single static PowerPoint slide is permitted - no slide transitions, animations or 'movement' of any description.
• No additional electronic media (e.g., sound or video) are permitted.
• No additional props (e.g., costumes, instruments, equipment) are permitted.
• Competitors exceeding the three minutes are disqualified.
• Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g., no poems, songs) in English.
• Presentations are considered to have commenced as soon as a presenter starts the presentation through movement or speech.
• Presentations must be aimed at the educated non-specialist; no disciplinary jargon or specialized vocabulary can be used unless the explanation is part of the three minutes.

The event is open to UAH Master, PhD and DNP students

First Prize $250, Runner Up $100, People's Choice $50

How to Apply to Graduate School

Learn the easy, efficient, and effective way to get into graduate school. There really is a process. You will find out the steps to compiling a competitive package that will give you a great advantage over the rest. This workshop should not be missed for those that want to get the highest probability to be accepted into the graduate school of their choice. Undergraduates and Masters students will be invited via email.

Thesis and Dissertation Explained

Writing a thesis or dissertation can feel overwhelming and students often wonder how to begin. This workshop will provide students with the foundation needed to understand UAH's requirements for their scholarly work. Participants will learn to set goals for the week, experiment with writing strategies, work on their writing in several structured time blocks, and engage in a series of writing-related discussions with other grad students. Students will also learn formatting requirements and common mistakes found which can cause their thesis or dissertation to be rejected. A brief overview of Proquest will also be provided.