PhD Programs

Seven different doctoral programs for those interested in advanced studies leading to careers in academics, including research and teaching, or industry.

Manderson is more than a place of learning—it is a place of ideas and innovation. By promoting independence of thought and a rigorous academic curriculum, it’s no wonder that Manderson’s doctoral programs are among the most respected in the country.

Our PhD program prepares candidates for roles as educators at prominent academic institutions and universities where the extensive research capabilities learned at Manderson are a necessity. We facilitate these ambitions through a curriculum that, among its stated goals, requires from its students a dissertation, three to five years of research-intensive learning, and independent inquiry, along with close coordination with faculty who oversee the candidate’s doctoral program.

How to Apply

Initiate your path toward earning a doctorate from Manderson by going to the website of your program of interest, linked below, and reviewing admissions info. You may also want to contact the program coordinator at this time to ask specific admissions- and program-related questions.

If you meet the qualifications, you will then apply via The University of Alabama Graduate School application.

General questions about the application process?

Contact April Ingram, director of PhD programs, at