Frequently Asked Questions

Two months before the beginning of the semester of admission.

The first step is to complete an application using the University of Arkansas Graduate School online application. In addition to the Graduate School’s application, you will need to provide a statement of interest, describing academic intent and what you plan to achieve, as well as transcripts from all colleges and universities attended and three letters of recommendation.

Send documents to:

The Graduate School
340 N. Campus Drive
Ozark Hall 213
1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Telephone: 1-479-575-4401

See the Application Process for complete information.

Yes, the general GRE.

Yes. All students accepted by the graduate school are eligible for an assistantship.

Applicants with a B.S. may apply for direct admission to a Ph.D. program and are considered on a case-by-case basis.

550 (paper-based TOEFL) / 79 (internet-based TOEFL)
6.5 on the IELTS
58 on the PTE-A

More information can be found at the Evidence of English Proficiency section of the University of Arkansas International Admissions website.

Official scores must be sent to the University of Arkansas from the testing agency. The University of Arkansas institutional code is 6866.

After acceptance by the Graduate School, your application packet is sent to the program admisions committee for review. The packet then will be made available to faculty. Upon acceptance by a faculty member an assistantship will be awarded to the student.