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The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Program in Materials Engineering

Birmingham, AL

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The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Overview

The University of Alabama at Birmingham / Program in Materials Engineering is located in Birmingham, AL, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science in Materials Engineering (MS Mt E)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 5
Doctoral Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum quantitative score of 148 [600 on the old scale], verbal score of 153 [500 on the old scale], and 3 on the analytical writing)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Project/thesis
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum quantitative score of 148 [600 on the old scale], verbal score of 153 [500 on the old scale], and 3 on the analytical writing)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

34
Applied
20
Accepted
7
Enrolled
59%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
60
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline August 1st August 1st No
Spring deadline December 1st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum quantitative score of 148 [600 on the old scale], verbal score of 153 [500 on the old scale], and 3 on the analytical writing)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 on all undergraduate degree major courses attempted
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum quantitative score of 148 [600 on the old scale], verbal score of 153 [500 on the old scale], and 3 on the analytical writing)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 on all undergraduate degree major courses attempted

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 80
TWE: Required IELTS Paper score: 3.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

36
Total Graduate Students
47%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.78%
Black or African American 13.89%
White or Caucasian 27%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 8.33%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (83%)
Female (16%)

Faculty

7
Total faculty
Full-time - 7
Part-time - 0
Male (4)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Metal solidification and processing, polymer composite processing, high temperature materials and coatings, nano-sensor development, biomaterial development
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,299,911

Location & Contact

Address 1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL  35294
United States
Contact Dr. Selvum Pillay
Department Chair
Email: pillay@uab.edu
Phone: 205-934-8450

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