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University of Alabama Huntsville

PhD Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)

About

History

The University of Alabama in Huntsville was founded in 1950 and became an autonomous campus with The University of Alabama System in 1969. Since that time, it has grown into one of the nation's premiere research universities, offering a challenging hands-on curriculum that ensures our graduates are prepared to become tomorrow's leaders.

Education

UAH offers nearly 90 degree programs of study at the undergraduate and graduate level, with colleges in Engineering; Education; Honors; Nursing; Science; Business; Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences; Graduate School; and Professional & Continuing Studies.

Research

16 high-tech research centers and labs responsible for close to $97 million in research expenditures, serves the anchor tenant for the second-largest research park in the nation.

Career

Once they graduate, these students typically go on to earn a higher average starting ($54,000) and mid-career ($98,500) salary than most of their peers across Alabama.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
501 -100
2019
401
2018
-
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
819 -3
2019
816
2018
-
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
-
2018
901
2017
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.

Services

Student services

Active Minds at UAH is a student-led mental health awareness organization that aims to break down the stigma surrounding mental health & mental disorders. We host a variety of interactive events pertaining to suicide awareness, eating disorders awareness, reducing stress, and any other issue related to mental health. Active Minds at UAH provides an open environment to speak freely about mental health, distributes extensive resources, and offers numerous leadership opportunities.

Housing services

Accomodations at Bevill Center

  • Coffee makers with complimentary coffee
  • Study area with desk and chair
  • Mini-refrigerators, microwaves, iron & ironing board, radio/alarm clocks in all the rooms
  • Remote-control televisions with 70 cable channels
  • Telephone with voicemail and data-port capability
  • Individual thermostatically controlled air conditioning and heat
  • Closet with wardrobe space
  • Pre-registration and speedy checkout services
  • All interior corridor entrances

Library services

We support UAH faculty, staff, and students by offering more than a million printed publications and access to thousands more online publications and resources. We also offer a range of services including reference services, instruction sessions, group study rooms, A/V areas, and printing.

Medical services

The Student Health Center is located in Wilson Hall, 3rd Floor in Room 325. We provide on-campus health care to students who are registered for classes. We believe good health is essential to optimal success in college. We are here to help you achieve and maintain your health goals as a step toward the achievement of academic and life goals.

Student Life

Campus life

Of course, the best way to connect with your fellow students is by living on campus. Our suite-style residence halls offer a vibrant and inclusive environment that inspires academic achievement, encourages personal development, celebrates diversity, and promotes student leadership and involvement.

Sports facilities

Sport Clubs:

  • Archery Club
  • Bowling Club
  • Climbing Club
  • Club Cycling
  • Club Fishing Team
  • Club Hockey
  •  Disc Golf Club

Student clubs

ACE (Association for Campus Entertainment) is one of the longest standing organizations at UAH. Completely student driven, ACE presents weekly entertainment consisting of comedians, hypnotists, magicians, live music, and much more! With traditional programs every Wednesday evening, a weekend movie series, and Saturday adventures, ACE makes sure there is something for everyone to enjoy on campus. Through a variety of educational, social, recreational, and cultural programs, its members are dedicated to the university and work hard to present diverse activities for the entire campus community. ACE's programs are something you don't want to miss!

Accreditation

UAH is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award bachelor's, master's, specialist, and doctoral degrees. 

Huntsville, Alabama, United States

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