The University of Alabama at Birmingham Graduate School offers doctoral programs in 40 areas, post-masters education specialist programs in 8 areas, and master’s level programs in 55 areas, spanning across the disciplines.

Graduate School

Graduate School

Graduate School Professional Development Program
Program Director: Dr. Kellie Carter

Graduate Certificate in Mentoring & Leadership
Program Director: Dr. Kellie Carter

Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CERT)
Program Director: Dr. Jeff Engler 

PREP Scholar's Program
Program Director: Dr. Jeff Engler

Arts and Sciences

Arts and Sciences

Anthropology (M.A.)
Program Director: Dr. Loretta Cormier

Art History (M.A.*)
Program Director: Dr. Cathleen Cummings

Biology (Ph.D., M.S.)
Program Director: Dr. Stephen Watts

Chemistry (Ph.D., M.S)
Program Director: Dr. Aaron Lucius

Communication Management (M.A.)
Program Director: Dr. Jonathan Amsbary

Computer and Information Sciences (Ph.D., M.S.)
The following are a part of this category:
Bioinformatics (CERT)
Computer Forensics (CERT)
     Program Director: Dr. Chengcui Zhang

Computer Forensics and Security Management (MS)
Program Directors: Dr. Nitesh Saxena; Dr. John Sloan; Dr. Allen Johnston

Criminal Justice (M.S.C.J.)
Program Director: Dr. Heith Copes

English (M.A.)
Program Director: Dr. Kyle Grimes

Forensic Science (M.S.F.S.)
Program Director: Dr. Elizabeth Gardner

History (M.A.)
Program Director: Dr. Andrew Keitt

Mathematics (M.S.)
Program Director: Dr. Yulia Karpechina

Mathematics, Applied (Ph.D.)
Program Director: Dr. Yulia Karphechina

Physics (Ph.D., M.S.)
Program Director: Dr. Mary Ellen Zvanut

Psychology (Ph.D.)
The following are a part of this category:
Behavioral NeurosciencePsychology
     Program Director: Dr. Franklin Amthor
Developmental Psychology
     Program Director: Dr. Fred Biasini
Medical/Clinical Psychology
     Program Director: Dr. Edwin Cook III

Public Administration (M.P.A.)
The following are a part of this category:
Non-Profit Management (CERT)
     Program Director: Dr. Akhlaque Haque

Social Work (M.S.W.)
Program Director: Dr. David E Pollio

Sociology (M.A. - Online Professional)
Program Director: Dr. Cullen Clark

Medical Sociology (Ph.D.)
Program Director: Dr. Patricia Drentea

Biomedical Sciences: Interdisciplinary Themes

Associate Dean for Graduate Biomedical Sciences
Dr. David Schneider

Biochemistry, Structural and Stem Cell Biology
Program Director: Dr. Thomas Ryan; Dr. Chad Petit

Cancer Biology
Program Directors: Dr. Theresa Strong; Dr. Lalita Chevde-Samant

Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology
Program Directors: Dr. Brad Yoder; Dr. Alecia Gross

Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics
Program Director: Dr. Dan Bullard; Dr. Kai Jiao

Immunology
Program Directors: Dr. Lou Justement; Dr. Laurie Harrington; Dr. Chris Klug

Microbiology
Program Director: Dr. Janet Yother, Dr. Peter Prevelige

Neuroscience
Program Director: Dr. Tara DeSilva; Dr. Rita Cowell; Dr. Karen Gamble

Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine
Program Directors: Dr. Yabing Chen; Dr. Robert van Waardenburg

Business

Business

Accounting (M.Ac.)
Program Director: Dr. James Byrd

Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Program Director: Dr. Kenneth Miller

Graduate Certificate in Social Media
Program Director: Dr. Molly Wasko

Graduate Certificate in Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship
Program Director: Dr. Doug Ayers

Management of Information Systems (MS)
Program Director: Dr. Allen Johnston

Dentistry

Dentistry

Dentistry (M.S.)
Program Director: Dr. Amjad Javed

DMD/PhD Program
Program Director: Dr. Steve Filler

Education

Education

Education: Curriculum and Instruction
     Department Chair: Dr. Lynn Kirkland

The following are a part of this category:


Arts Education (M.A.Ed.)
Program Coordinator: Dr. Susan Spezzini

Collaborative Special Education: Autism Spectrum Disorder (EDS)
Program Coordinator: Dr. Lynn Kirkland

Early Childhood Education (Ph.D., Ed.S., M.A.Ed.)
Program Coordinator: Dr. Kay Emfinger, Dr. James Ernest

Elementary Education (Ed.S., M.A.Ed.)
Program Coordinator: Dr. Kay Emfinger

English as a Second Language (Ed.S., M.A.Ed.)
Program Coordinator: Dr. Lynn Kirkland, Dr. Susan Spezzini

Secondary and Middle School Education (Ed.S., M.A.Ed.)
Program Coordinator: Dr. Susan Spezzini

Reading Education (M.A.Ed.)
Program Coordinator: Dr. Lynn Kirkland

School Psychometry (CERT)
Program Coordinator: Dr. Stephanie Corcoran

Special Education (Ed.S., M.A.Ed.)
Program Coordinator: Dr. Kay Emfinger, Dr. Diane Pevsner

Teacher Leader Education
Program Coordinator: Dr. Lynn Kirkland

Education: Human Studies
Department Chair: Dr. Kristi Menear

The following are a part of this category:


Community Health and Human Services (M.A.E.)
Program Coordinator: Dr. Retta Evans

Counseling: Clinical Mental Health, Marriage/Couples/Family, or School (M.A.C.N.)
Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling (CERT)
Program Coordinator: Dr. Shannon McCarthy

Educational Leadership
(Ed.D., E.D.S, M.A.Ed., CERT)
Program Coordinator: Dr. Keith Gurley

Educational Studies in Diverse Populations (Ph.D.)
Program Director: Dr. Andrew McKnight

Health Education and Health Promotion (Ph.D.)
Program Coordinator: Dr. Retta Evans

Kinesiology (Ed.S., M.S.)
Program Coordinators: Dr. Sandra Sims; Dr. Jane Roy

Educational Psychology and Research
Program Coordinator: Dr. Melanie Shores

Foundations
Program Coordinator: Dr. Tondra Loder-Jackson

 

Engineering

Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D., M.S.B.M.E.)
Program Director: Dr. Vladimir Fast

Civil Engineering (M.S.C.E., Ph.D.)
Program Director: Dr. Robert Peters

Construction Engineering Graduate Certificate
Environmental Engineering Graduate Certificate
Geotechnical Engineering Graduate Certificate
Structural Engineering Graduate Certificate
Sustainable Engineering Graduate Certificate
Transportation Engineering Graduate Certificate

Computer Engineering (Ph.D.)
Program Director: Dr. Karthikeyan Lingasubramanian

Electrical Engineering (Ph.D., M.S.E.E.)
Program Director: Dr. Karthikeyan Lingasubramanian

Electrical Power Systems Graduate Certificate

Interdisciplinary Engineering (Ph.D)
Program Director: Dr. David Littlefield

Master of Engineering: Advanced Safety Engineering and Management (MEng)
Program Director: Dr. Donny Burke

Master of Engineering: Construction Engineering Management (M.Eng.)
Program Director: Dr. Wilbur Hitchcock

Master of Engineering: Design and Commercialization (M.Eng.)
Program Director: Dr. Alan Eberhardt

Master of Engineering: Information Engineering Management (M.Eng.)
Program Director: Dr. Dale Callahan

Master of Engineering: Structural Engineering (M.Eng.)
Program Director: Dr. Christopher Waldron

Master of Engineering: Sustainable Smart Cities (M.Eng.)
Program Director: Dr. Jason Kirby

Materials Engineering (Ph.D., M.S.Mt.E.)
Program Director: Dr. Selvum Pillay

Mechanical Engineering (M.S.M.E.)
Program Director: Dr. David Littlefield

Leonardo Art & Engineering Graduate Certificate
Program Director: Dr. David Littlefield

Health Professions

Health Professions

Administration Health Services (DSc., Ph.D.)
Program Director: Dr. Bob Hernandez

Biomedical and Health Sciences (M.S.)
Program Directors: William S. Brooks and Ms. Kara Caruthers

Biotechnology (M.S.)
Program Director: (Interim) Dr. Tino Unlap

Clinical Laboratory Sciences (M.S.)
Program Director (Professional Entry): Dr. Floyd Josephat

Genetic Counseling (M.S.)
Program Director: (Interim) Mrs. Christina Hurst

Health Administration (M.S.H.A.)
Program Director: Dr. Amy Landry

Health Focused Patient/Client Management for Physical and Occupational Therapists
Program Director: Dr. Cecilia Graham

Health Informatics (M.S.H.I.)
Program Director: Amanda Dorsey

Health Physics (M.S.)
Program Director: Norman E. Bolus, MSPH, MPH, CNMT

Healthcare Quality and Safety (M.S., Certificate)
Program Director: Dr. Deirdre McCaughey, Ashleigh Allgood

Nuclear Medicine Technology (M.S.)
Program Director: Norman E. Bolus, MSPH, MPH, CNMT

Nutrition Sciences (Ph.D., M.S.)
Program Director (PhD): Dr. Timothy Nagy

Occupational Therapy (M.S.)
Program Director (MS) / Entry Level: Dr. Gavin Jenkins
Program Director (Low Vision Rehab Certificate): Mary Warren

Physical Therapy (DPT)
Program Directors: Dr. Diane Clark; Dr. David Morris

Physician Assistant Studies (M.S.P.A.S.)
Program Director: Dr. James Kilgore

Physician Assistant Studies and Masters in Public Health, Duel Degree (M.S.P.A.S, MPH)
Program Director: Dr. James R. Kilgore

Rehabilitation Science (Ph.D.)
Program Director: Dr. David Brown

Medicine

Medicine

Gerontology
Program Director: Dr. Patricia Sawyer

Medical Scientist Training Program (M.D., Ph.D.)
Program Director: Dr. Robin Lorenz

Nursing

Nursing

Nursing (Ph.D.)
Program Coordinator: Dr. Karen Heaton
Program Directors: Dr. Linda Moneyham; Dr. Karen Meneses

Nursing (M.S.N.; AMNP)
Program Director: Dr. Ashley Hodges

Nursing (D.N.P)
Program Director: Dr. Linda Roussel

Nurse Anesthesia (M.S.N)
Program Director: Dr. Ashley Hodges

Nurse (A.M.N.P.)
Program Director: Dr. Jennan Phillips

Optometry

Optometry

Vision Science (M.S., Ph.D.)
Program Director: Dr. Michael Twa

Public Health

Public Health

Public Health (including M.P.H., M.S.P.H., and Dr.P.H.)

Biostatistics (Ph.D., M.S., M.S.P.H., M.P.H.)
Program Director: Dr. Nianjun Liu

Environmental Health Sciences (Ph.D.)
Program Director: Dr. Dale Dickinson

Epidemiology (Ph.D.)
Program Director: Dr. Sadeep Shrestha

Health Behavior (M.P.H)
Program Director: Dr. Robin Lanzi

Health Education/Health Promotion (Ph.D.)
Program Director: Dr. Robin Lanzi

Health Care Organization & Policy
Program Director: Dr. Meredith Kilgore