12 months
1187 USD/credit 35610 USD/year
1109 USD/credit 33270 USD/year
468 USD/credit 14040 USD/year
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Atoms, particles, quarks—if your passion is to learn about everything that makes up everything, a master's in Chemistry is perfect for you. At The University of Alabama at Birmingham, we can prepare you to make the innovative changes our 21st century world demands in the fields of healthcare, forensics, research — just about everything.


In fact, since we're tied to The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, you could go on to work in drug discovery, Biophysical Chemistry, nano materials, organic polymers, inorganic materials, education, and so much more. Because we believe research is critical to making you an expert in each of those fields, we want you to get into our lab immediately. 

That's why we're going to partner you with a research mentor who will give you the attention you need to get off to a strong start. As you progress, you'll be required to pick between two plans of study. In one, you'll need to take 30 hours of graduate coursework. In the other, you must complete and defend a thesis. 

Finally, with access to world-class faculty and facilities, we're going to make sure you have everything you need to get the best education possible. Our Chemistry department is home to the Central Alabama High Field NMR Facility, Center for Chemical Synthesis and Analysis, Mass Spectrometry Lab, X-Ray Crystallography Lab, Biophysical Spectroscopy Lab, and Bioenergetics Lab.

Fast Facts:

  • Students can interact with researchers from the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB, the UAB Center for AIDS Research, and the Center for Free Radical Biology in the UAB School of Medicine.

Programme Structure


  • Physical Chemistry 
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Transition Metal Chemistry
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Quantitative Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

Application to the UAB Chemistry Graduate Program consists of the following items.

  • Application. All prospective Chemistry graduate students must begin their application for admission by creating an online account through the UAB Graduate School application web page. This online account is the portal through which you will upload all your application materials.
  • Statement of Purpose. Applicants must provide a statement of purpose outlining their background and motivation for pursuing graduate studies in chemistry. 
  • Test Scores. Official test scores for the GRE and the TOEFL (if you earned your undergraduate degree from a country where English is not the official language) are required. 
  • Transcripts. Official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended by the applicant are required. 
  • Letters of Recommendation. Three letters of recommendation are required.
  • Tuition Fee

    To alway see correct tuition fees
    • International

      35610 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 1187 USD per credit during 12 months.
    • National

      33270 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 1109 USD per credit during 12 months.
    • In-State

      14040 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 468 USD per credit during 12 months.

    Living costs for Birmingham

    1019 - 1648 USD /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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