The Graduate School

The Graduate School is responsible for dissemination of information regarding Tuskegee University’s graduate programs, recruiting graduate students and monitoring their progress from admission through graduation. The staff of the Graduate School works closely with department heads, graduate program directors, and academic deans of units that offer graduate degrees, as well as the Registrar's Office.

Tuskegee University currently offers twenty (20) graduate programs  including four (4) at the doctorate level. All of our graduate programs are thesis/dissertation based with the exception of the Master of Science Program in Occupational Therapy. There are a few thesis based Master of Science Programs which also offer non-thesis based degrees. Please visit the links at the bottom of this page to learn the various services available through this office.

Dean  Executive Secretary Assistant Dean

Dr. Shaik Jeelani
Dean of Graduate School & VP of Research
John A. Kenney Hall, #44-320
Office phone: (334) 727-8970
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Kimberly Pointer

Executive Secretary to the Dean
The Graduate School Office 
John A. Kenney Hall, #44-318 
 Office phone: (334) 725-2371

Dr. Robert S. Laney
Assistant Dean of Graduate School
John A. Kenney Hall, #44-317
Office phone: (334) 724-4194

Contact Us

Tuskegee University Graduate School
John A. Kenney Hall, Suite 44-318
1200 W. Montgomery Rd.
Tuskegee, AL 36088
Phone: 334-725-2371
Fax: 334-725-2367

Mission, Goals, and Outcomes


  • to prepare of the next generation of scholars with skills needed for expanding scientific knowledge and facilitate work globally in their chosen fields


  • Maintain 100% compliance with state and federal regulations in involving graduate students in research and other sponsored programs  
  • Increase the number of graduate students enrolled at TU by 10%, each year  
  • Enhance the quality of Masters theses and Ph.D. Dissertations   


  • Number of graduate courses developed based on research findings  
  • Number of advanced degrees (M.S. and Ph.D.) produced  
  • Number of Publications produced  
  • Number of patent applications co-authored by graduate students

Graduate Handbook

Graduate Council

The Dean of Graduate School is advised by an eight- member Graduate Council. This council, which functions as the governance unit with responsibility for educational policies at the graduate level, is composed of the Dean of Graduate School as Chairperson, six faculty members, one representing each college and the School of Nursing and Allied Health (to be appointed by Deans), a representative of the Biosafety Committee and two elected graduate students. The graduate council, with input from the graduate faculty, suggests policy changes for implementation to the Provost for approval. 

Click here to view the Graduate Council

Graduate Faculty

Graduate Programs

Graduate School Checklist

Application for Admission and Other Forms


Course Catalog

Centers of Excellence

Other Related Documents

Academic Affairs/Provost 
Academic Rules & Regulations
Appeals by Graduate Students
Bursar's Office
Course Catalog 
One Stop
Registrar's Office
TU Global Office

PhD Graduates in Materials Science and Engineering

PhD Graduates in Materials Science & Engineering

PhD Graduates in Materials Science & Engineering