Ph.D. On Campus

Biotechnology Science and Engineering

University of Alabama Huntsville

60 months
24430 USD/year
24430 USD/year
10632 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Biotechnology Science and Engineering Graduate Program (BSE) from University of Alabama Huntsville, is an interdisciplinary program of The University of Alabama in Huntsville concerned with research and scholarly activity in the diverse areas of biotechnology.


 The Biotechnology Science and Engineering  from University of Alabama Huntsville, program's mission is to provide Ph.D.-level graduates who are broadly trained in the areas of science and engineering pertinent to biotechnology and who will benefit the economic, educational, and cultural development of Alabama. Graduates of the program are expected to be able to make significant contributions to biotechnology in academic, governmental, and business settings.

Biotechnology is not a single area of study, but a multidisciplinary field concerned with the practical application of biological organisms and their subcellular components to industrial or service manufacturing, to environmental management and health, and to medicine. It is a series of enabling technologies drawn from the fields of microbiology, cellular biology, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, immunology, fermentation technology, environmental science and engineering which allow one to synthesize, breakdown or transform materials to suit human needs. 


Biotechnology can therefore be defined as the safe study and manipulation of biological molecules for development of products or techniques for medical and industrial application.

Although biotechnology in the broadest sense is not new, the current ability and demand for manipulating living organisms or their subcellular components to provide useful products, processes or services has reached new heights. Modern biotechnology has resulted from scientific scrutiny of old and familiar processes and from new advances in molecular biology, genetic engineering and fermentation technologies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Bioseparations, Recombinant Techniques & Protein Engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Gene Structure and Function
  • Molecular Biology of the Cell

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits

at least 48 semester hours of coursework at the graduate level 


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
3 (analytical)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit Your Transcript, Scores, and Documentation
  • GRE/GMAT/MAT scores
  • UAH uses the Common Application System (CAS) hosted by Liaison to help process your application. The application link above will take you to one of the three application portals: GradCAS, EngineeringCAS, or BusinessCAS. UAH's application fee is $60.00.
  • TOEFL/IELTS Language scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24430 USD per year during 60 months.
  • National

    24430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24430 USD per year during 60 months.
  • In-State

    10632 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10632 USD per year during 60 months.

Living costs for Huntsville

834 - 1331 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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