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What programs are offered by the UAMS Graduate School?  The UAMS Graduate School offers M.S. and/or Ph.D. degrees in 17 different programs. A list of our programs can be found here.

Is there an application fee?  No.

Where do I send my application materials?  Please send ALL application materials to the UAMS Graduate School (4301 W. Markham Slot 601   Little Rock, AR  72205)

Is there a letter of recommendation form? Most programs with the exception of Genetic Counseling and Communication Sciences/Speech Pathology do not have forms for letters of recommendation.  Please check with individual programs for specific requirements.

What is the ETS institution code for the UAMS Graduate School?  6901

How important is the GRE?  The GRE is important, but there are other factors that also play a role in admissions (letters of recommendation, grades, experience, etc.).

Is there a minimum GPA or GRE score? Each program specifies minimum GPA and GRE scores.  The Graduate School requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70 on coursework for your first undergraduate degree.

Where can I find additional information about the GRE?  You can visit the ETS Web site for specific information regarding the GRE test and score reporting. 

Is there an application deadline?  Some programs do have specific deadlines.  Please check with individual programs for specific requirements.

The program I want to apply to does not have a deadline.  So, when should I apply? A few of our programs do not have set deadlines.  It is still better to apply as soon as you can since each program only has a set number of positions. 

Who can I contact for more information on the UAMS Graduate School?  Dr. Kristen Sterba (kmsterba@uams.edu) can answer any questions you have about the Graduate School. 

Can I apply to more than one program?  Yes, you can apply for up to 2 programs. If you apply to 2 programs, you only need to submit one copy of your application materials.

How much is Graduate School tuition per semester?  Tuition and fees for 2009-10 can be found here.

Where can I find information about financial aid?  The UAMS Student Financial Aid office can assist you with obtaining financial aid.

Are there additional requirements for international students?  Yes. In addition to the program requirements, international students need to submit additional materials.

Is there on-campus student housing?  Yes.  A  residence hall is available. 

How many students are enrolled at UAMS?  UAMS has about 2,775 students with 268 of those students enrolled in the Graduate School.

I am interested in a program not listed on the Graduate School website.  What other programs are offered at UAMS?  UAMS houses a number of different programs in the Colleges of Health Related Professions, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health and the Graduate School. 

Can I be admitted without an official GRE or TOEFL score (if applicable)? All application requirements must be submitted for a student to be accepted into a degree program.