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A graduate degree builds upon a student’s firm scientific foundation to significantly enhance their knowledge and skill base. Graduates can expect to enter employment positions at a higher level, while a graduate degree may also be a requirement for progress beyond certain career ceilings.

Given the close proximity of NASA Marshall Space Flight center, Redstone Arsenal, The FBI and Cummings Business Park, it’s no surprise that a number of our graduate students are already employees aiming higher.

A Graduate degree opens doors, speak to one of our Faculty to see how….

Chemistry, MS

Huntsville and the surrounds are the southern home of the US chemical industry. A graduate degree in Chemistry gives raises your knowledge and skill base to take on a supervisory role.

Materials Science, MS

From biomaterials to catalytic converters, a UAH doctorate in Materials Science is highly regarded by industry. Students in this interdisciplinary field explore the properties of matter and its applications to various areas of science and engineering.

Biotechnology Science and Engineering, PhD

The exploitation of biological systems as technologies have benefited mankind in numerous ways. Chemical industries lead the way in embracing this new avenue for new bioproducts. Whether you have a background in chemistry and/or biology this degree is for you.

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Applicants are strongly advised to explore the research areas of academics and seek advice prior to applying.

Have an idea?

Flexibility is key, if you have an idea of an area you want to study but cannot find a match with our academics then contact the Department Chair, we can still help.

Student Spotlight

Genoah Collins

M.S. Chemistry

The time and effort that my professors and advisor have invested in my development and to help me thrive is unmatched. Additionally, the supporting faculty and staff go to great lengths to ensure that students in the chemistry department have the tools that they need to focus on academic goals. If you are looking for an academic program that prepares you for your future and puts you in a position to reach your full potential then you have come to the right place!