The graduate program in Chemistry at The University of Alabama offers programs
leading to the M.S. and PhD degrees. The links to the right will
guide to you to more specific information about the graduate program
at UA. If you'd like more general information about graduate school
and the application process, the ACS has a nice booklet about planning
for graduate studies in chemistry
The Department of Chemistry is made up of 25 faculty
and approximately 75 graduate students. The Department is housed
Hall, which was completed in 2004. The Department maintains
advanced research facilities that provide students with hands-on
access to a wide variety of modern instrumentation.
The Department's faculty are involved in a wide range of research
activities in the traditional areas of chemistry--analytical, biochemical,
inorganic, physical, and organic chemistry. In addition, the faculty
are involved in a number of interdisciplinary
research programs, such as materials science, information technology,
green chemistry, fuel cells, hydrogen storage, and biomolecular
The graduate program in chemistry is a rigorous research and knowledge
based degree that will prepare graduates for careers in industry
and academia. Students begin their program with a balanced lecture
course curriculum to provide necessary competence in their chosen
area. Students then focus on research projects under the direction
of their research advisor leading to the writing of a thesis or
dissertation. Competitive financial support is provided to students through teaching and research assistantships as well as a variety of fellowships.
The University of Alabama is located on a beautiful campus in Tuscaloosa,
which is in West Central Alabama. The University community offers
a wide range of activities, such as sports, art, music, dance, theater.
Tuscaloosa is a relatively small town offering a number of large
city amenities. Northport, just north of Tuscaloosa is an artistic
mecca for the region. The area around Tuscaloosa offers a wide range
of outdoor activities.