Students standing in lab coats and hard hats looking at machinery.

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 raises your knowledge and skill base to take on supervisory roles.

Materials Science, MS, PhD

From biomaterials to catalytic converters, a UAH graduate degree 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. The PhD in Materials Science is a tri‐campus offering from the University of Alabama.

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.


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

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.

Student Spotlight

Unnati Patel

Ph.D. Biotechnology Science & Engineering

“This is one of the best research-oriented Universities equipped with various analytical instruments, laboratories, and class facilities. The faculties and staff are very helpful, kind, and supportive to the students. Overall, I feel proud to be a part of UAH.”