Frequently Asked Questions

Two months before the beginning of the semester of admission.

For consideration and entrance into the program, you must apply to the University of Arkansas and be admitted to the Graduate School.  Please see the graduate admissions site for more information:  If you are considered an international student, you also must follow instruction at this admissions site:

More information about requirements for admission can be found at:

The Graduate School will need TOEFL and GRE scores, and your academic transcripts to process your application (the institutional code is 6866 for scores submission). You will also need to provide email contact information for three people that can submit letters of recommendation.   All these materials will be submitted electronically as part of the application.

The Plant Pathology MS and Plant Science PhD programs require a letter of intent indicating your specific areas of interest and career goals. This letter should be one to two pages in length, and can be sent directly to

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 admissions 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.