Key Program Information

M.S. and Ph.D., Chemistry

Contact Information

For detailed information contact Dr. David Graves, Graduate Program Director and chair, UAB Department of Chemistry, CHEM201C, 1530 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35294-1170.

Telephone 205-975-8094
Fax 205-934-2543

Physical Address
UAB Department of Chemistry, 901 14th Street South, Birmingham, Alabama 35294-1240

Mailing Address
UAB Department of Chemistry, CHEM 201, 1530 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294-1240

Deadline for Entry Term(s):

Each semester

Deadline for All Application Materials to be in the Graduate School Office:

Six weeks before the semester begins

Number of Evaluation Forms Required:


Entrance Tests

GRE (TOEFL and TWE also required for international applicants whose native language is not English.)



Graduate Catalog Description

Admission Requirements

For admission in good standing, applicants must meet the following requirements, in addition to the Graduate School's standards:

  • an undergraduate degree in chemistry or related field?
  • minimum combined verbal and quantitative score of 1100 on the GRE General Test or a combined 1650 (verbal, quantitative, and analytical) for nonprobationary admission to the program;
  • Official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended;
  • a statement of purpose; and
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who have a thorough knowledge of the applicant's academic abilities and potential.

The graduate program director must approve admission on probation or with deficiencies in one of the above requirements. Students may enter at the beginning of any semester.

Please review the admissions checklist for additional details.

Financial Aid

NIBIB Supported T-32 Predoctoral Training Grant
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) has awarded an interdisciplinary predoctoral training grant to UAB that is entitled “Nanotechnology in Biosensors and Bioengineering”. It is a five year program that started on September 1, 2007. Benefits to participating graduate students include: graduate stipends of $25,000 per year, full tuition and health insurance, and a travel award of $1,000 per year. The purpose of this grant is to implement a training program at the interfaces of physics, chemistry, materials science and engineering, and biomedical engineering that will reduce the time from discovery of a new tool in nanotechnology to its application in medical devices, tissue engineering, and biosensors for earliest detection of molecular signatures of disease.
Visit the NIBIB website for more information regarding this training program.


Other financial aid opportunities?

Other financial resources are available through the Office of Student Financial Aid.