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The University of Alabama

Department of Chemistry

Tuscaloosa, AL

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The University of Alabama

Overview

The University of Alabama / Department of Chemistry is located in Tuscaloosa, AL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 9
Doctoral Degrees 9

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Research proposal, oral defense, research seminar

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

81
Applied
45
Accepted
21
Enrolled
56%

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 January 30th January 30th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Recommended TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 30
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

88
Total Graduate Students
36%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.55%
Black or African American 5.68%
White or Caucasian 48%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.27%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.14%
Unknown 1.14%

Gender

Male (57%)
Female (42%)

Faculty

25
Total faculty
Full-time - 25
Part-time - 0
Male (23)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Molecular synthesis and assembly, materials and measurements for alternative energy, electronic and magnetic nanomaterials, biochemical processes and biomaterials, environmental and green chemistry
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,127,581

Location & Contact

Address Box 870336
Tuscaloosa, AL  35487-0336
United States
Contact Dr. Kevin H. Shaughnessy
Professor and Chair of Chemistry
Email: kshaughn@ua.edu
Phone: 205-348-8436
Fax: 205-348-9104

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