Admissions COVID-19 Response

We are currently monitoring developments related to the recent novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. COVID-19 has not affected how we evaluate applications at the University of Arkansas.  Every application will receive full consideration. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and recent developments, our office will implement these temporary measures:

GRE Score (GMAT or other Graduate-level Standardized Test)

Educational Testing Service (ETS) has introduced a solution for students who have been affected by the coronavirus to take the TOEFL iBT® test and the GRE® General Test at home until test centers can reopen. The University of Arkansas Graduate School requires a standardized test score, GRE (GMAT or other graduate-level standardized test) score for official admission to the university.  For Summer and Fall 2020 applicants, the GRE may be waived or deferred for one semester.  If you do not see your program of study, contact your program directly.

  • Accounting: Master of Accountancy (MACC)
  • Accounting: Master of Professional Accounting (MPACC)
  • Adult and Lifelong Learning - EDD
  • Agricultural and Extension Education - MS
  • Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences - PHD (Horticulture Concentration)
  • Animal Science - MS
  • Animal Science - PHD
  • Anthropology - MA
  • Anthropology - PHD
  • Athletic Training - MAT
  • Career and Technical Education - MED
  • Cell and Molecular Biology - MS
  • Cell and Molecular Biology - PHD
  • Community Health Promotion - MS
  • Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies - MA
  • Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies - PHD (Comparative Literature Concentration)
  • Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies - PHD (Cultural Studies Concentration)
  • Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies - PHD (Interdisciplinary Hispanic Studies Concentration)
  • Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies - PHD (Literary Translation Concentration)
  • Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies - PHD (World Languages and Applied Linguistics Concentration)
  • Counselor Education and Supervision - PHD
  • Curriculum and Instruction - EDS
  • Curriculum and Instruction - MED
  • Curriculum and Instruction - PHD
  • Economics: Master of Arts in Economics (MAECON)
  • Economics: Master of Science in Economic Analytics (MS)
  • Educational Leadership - EDD
  • Educational Leadership - EDS
  • Engineering (Biomedical) - MSBME
  • Engineering (Biomedical) - MSBME (Healthcare Entrepreneurship)
  • Engineering (Biomedical) - PHD
  • Engineering (Chemical) - MS
  • Engineering (Chemical) - PHD
  • Engineering (Civil) - MSCE
  • Engineering (Civil) - PHD
  • Engineering (Electrical) - MS
  • Engineering (Electrical) - PHD
  • Environmental Dynamics - MS
  • Environmental Dynamics - PHD
  • Environmental Engineering - MSENE
  • Finance: Master of Finance (MS)
  • Geography - MS
  • Geology - MS (Geology Concentration)
  • Geology - MS (Space and Planetary Sciences Concentration)
  • Geosciences - PHD
  • Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences - PHD (Exercise Science Concentration)
  • Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences - PHD (Health Behavior and Health Promotion)
  • Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences - PHD (Pedagogy Concentration)
  • Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences - PHD (Recreation & Sport Management Concentration)
  • Higher Education - EDD
  • Horticulture - MS
  • Human Environmental Sciences - MS (Apparel Merchandising and Product Development)
  • Human Environmental Sciences - MS (Human Development and Family Sciences)
  • Human Resource and Workforce Development Education - EDD
  • Information Systems: Full-time Master of Information Systems (MIS)
  • Information Systems: Professional Master of Information Systems (MIS)
  • Information Systems: Full-time Master of Applied Business Analytics (MABA)
  • Information Systems: Professional Master of Applied Business Analytics (MABA)
  • Kinesiology - MS (Adapted Movement Science Concentration)
  • Kinesiology - MS (Exercise Science Concentration)
  • Materials Engineering - MSMATE (Biological Materials & Devices Concentration)
  • Materials Engineering - MSMATE (Energy Materials & Devices Concentration)
  • Materials Engineering - MSMATE (Materials Modeling Concentration)
  • Materials Engineering - MSMATE (Mechanical & Structural Materials Concentration)
  • Materials Engineering - MSMATE (Microelectronics-Photonics Materials & Devices Concentration)
  • Materials Engineering - MSMATE (Nanoscale Materials & Devices Concentration)
  • Materials Science - MSMATS (Biological Materials & Devices Concentration)
  • Materials Science - MSMATS (Energy Materials & Devices Concentration)
  • Materials Science - MSMATS (Materials Modeling Concentration)
  • Materials Science - MSMATS (Mechanical & Structural Materials Concentration)
  • Materials Science - MSMATS (Microelectronics-Photonics Materials & Devices Concentration)
  • Materials Science - MSMATS (Nanoscale Materials & Devices Concentration)
  • Materials Science & Engineering - PHD
  • Mathematics - MS
  • Mathematics - PHD
  • MBA Programs: Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • MBA Programs: Full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • MBA Programs: Healthcare Executive MBA (MBA)
  • Modern Language - MA (French Concentration)
  • Modern Language - MA (German Concentration)
  • Nursing - MSN
  • Nursing - DNP (Adult-Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner)
  • Nursing - DNP (Family Nurse Practitioner)
  • Operations Analytics - MS
  • Operations Management - MSOM
  • Philosophy - MA
  • Philosophy - PHD
  • Plant Pathology - MS
  • Political Science - MA
  • Poultry Science - MS
  • Poultry Science - PHD
  • Public Administration and Nonprofit Studies - MPA
  • Public Policy - PHD (Agricultural Policy Concentration)
  • Public Policy - PHD (Community Development and Recreation Policy Concentration)
  • Public Policy - PHD (Education Policy Concentration)
  • Public Policy - PHD (Family Policy Concentration)
  • Public Policy - PHD (Health Policy Concentration)
  • Public Policy - PHD (Policy Studies in Aging Concentration)
  • Public Policy - PHD (Public Policy Concentration)
  • Public Policy - PHD (Public Policy Management Concentration)
  • Public Policy - PHD (Social Justice Concentration)
  • Recreation and Sport Management - MED
  • Social Work - MSW
  • Spanish - MA (Language Learning and Teaching Track)
  • Spanish - MA (Literature Track)
  • Statistics and Analytics - MS (Biological Analytics Concentration)
  • Statistics and Analytics - MS (Business Analytics Concentration)
  • Statistics and Analytics - MS (Computational Analytics Concentration)
  • Statistics and Analytics - MS (Educational Statistics and Psychometrics Concentration)
  • Statistics and Analytics - MS (Operations Analytics Concentration)
  • Statistics and Analytics - MS (Quantitative Social Science Concentration)
  • Statistics and Analytics - MS (Statistics Concentration)
  • Supply Chain: Master of Supply Chain Management (MS)
  • Teacher Education - MAT (Multiple Level Education)
  • Teacher Education - MAT (Secondary Education)
  • Chemistry - MS
  • Chemistry - PHD
  • Communication - MA
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders - MS
  • Educational Statistics and Research Methods - PHD
  • Elementary Education - MAT
  • Engineering (Industrial Engineering) - PHD
  • Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) - PHD
  • Human Environmental Sciences - MS (Food, Nutrition and Hospitality)
  • Industrial Engineering - MSIE
  • Mechanical Engineering - MSME
  • Special Education - MED

Academic Credential

We recognize that some universities in areas affected by COVID-19 are currently closed and students may be unable to obtain official transcripts and other academic credentials at this time. For admissions review purposes, we can review and make admissions decisions with unofficial copies of transcripts. If you have concerns regarding the credentials you can provide at this time, please contact our office at gradapp@uark.edu.

Admitted Student Information

For Summer and Fall 2020 admitted students, while official copies of transcripts and degree confirmations are required to be submitted prior to enrollment, we will work with students who have degrees conferred late and/or are unable to obtain official credentials due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These credentials will not be required until October of 2020 and we will post updates regarding this situation closer to this time.

Currently Enrolled Student Information

For currently enrolled students who need to provide official transcripts and degree confirmation and are unable to do so due to the temporary closings of universities, please contact the Graduate and International Admissions Office as soon as possible.

Deferring Your Admission

The Graduate School offers admission with the expectation that students will matriculate in the semester specified during the application process. If extraordinary circumstances will prevent you from matriculating, you may submit a request to defer your enrollment to the next available start term. This is typically one consecutive semester, but in some cases can be one consecutive academic year. Please consult with your Program Coordinator to confirm which option is available. If you have been awarded financial assistance, make sure you find out if the financial resource(s) will still be available to you if you defer.

Additionally, coursework completed since your application was submitted must be reported and will be reviewed in the deferral process. If you need to defer your entry term beyond the allowable time limit, you must reapply. If you have questions regarding the deferral process, please contact our office at gradapp@uark.edu.

GRE Score (GMAT or other Graduate-level Standardized Test)

Educational Testing Service (ETS) has introduced a solution for students who have been affected by the coronavirus to take the TOEFL iBT® test and the GRE® General Test at home until test centers can reopen. The University of Arkansas Graduate School requires a standardized test score, GRE (GMAT or other graduate-level standardized test) score for official admission to the university.  For Summer and Fall 2020 applicants, the GRE may be waived or deferred for one semester.  If you do not see your program of study, contact your program directly.

  • Accounting: Master of Accountancy (MACC)
  • Accounting: Master of Professional Accounting (MPACC)
  • Adult and Lifelong Learning - EDD
  • Agricultural and Extension Education - MS
  • Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences - PHD (Horticulture Concentration)
  • Animal Science - MS
  • Animal Science - PHD
  • Anthropology - MA
  • Anthropology - PHD
  • Athletic Training - MAT
  • Career and Technical Education - MED
  • Cell and Molecular Biology - MS
  • Cell and Molecular Biology - PHD
  • Community Health Promotion - MS
  • Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies - MA
  • Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies - PHD (Comparative Literature Concentration)
  • Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies - PHD (Cultural Studies Concentration)
  • Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies - PHD (Interdisciplinary Hispanic Studies Concentration)
  • Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies - PHD (Literary Translation Concentration)
  • Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies - PHD (World Languages and Applied Linguistics Concentration)
  • Counselor Education and Supervision - PHD
  • Curriculum and Instruction - EDS
  • Curriculum and Instruction - MED
  • Curriculum and Instruction - PHD
  • Economics: Master of Arts in Economics (MAECON)
  • Economics: Master of Science in Economic Analytics (MS)
  • Educational Leadership - EDD
  • Educational Leadership - EDS
  • Engineering (Biomedical) - MSBME
  • Engineering (Biomedical) - MSBME (Healthcare Entrepreneurship)
  • Engineering (Biomedical) - PHD
  • Engineering (Chemical) - MS
  • Engineering (Chemical) - PHD
  • Engineering (Civil) - MSCE
  • Engineering (Civil) - PHD
  • Engineering (Electrical) - MS
  • Engineering (Electrical) - PHD
  • Environmental Dynamics - MS
  • Environmental Dynamics - PHD
  • Environmental Engineering - MSENE
  • Finance: Master of Finance (MS)
  • Geography - MS
  • Geology - MS (Geology Concentration)
  • Geology - MS (Space and Planetary Sciences Concentration)
  • Geosciences - PHD
  • Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences - PHD (Exercise Science Concentration
  • Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences - PHD (Health Behavior and Health Promotion)
  • Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences - PHD (Pedagogy Concentration)
  • Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences - PHD (Recreation & Sport Management Concentration)
  • Higher Education - EDD
  • Horticulture - MS
  • Human Environmental Sciences - MS (Apparel Merchandising and Product Development)
  • Human Environmental Sciences - MS (Human Development and Family Sciences)
  • Human Resource and Workforce Development Education - EDD
  • Information Systems: Full-time Master of Information Systems (MIS)
  • Information Systems: Professional Master of Information Systems (MIS)
  • Information Systems: Full-time Master of Applied Business Analytics (MABA)
  • Information Systems: Professional Master of Applied Business Analytics (MABA)
  • Kinesiology - MS (Adapted Movement Science Concentration)
  • Kinesiology - MS (Exercise Science Concentration)
  • Mathematics - MS
  • Mathematics - PHD
  • MBA Programs: Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • MBA Programs: Full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • MBA Programs: Healthcare Executive MBA (MBA)
  • Materials Engineering - MSMATE (Biological Materials & Devices Concentration)
  • Materials Engineering - MSMATE (Energy Materials & Devices Concentration)
  • Materials Engineering - MSMATE (Materials Modeling Concentration)
  • Materials Engineering - MSMATE (Mechanical & Structural Materials Concentration)
  • Materials Engineering - MSMATE (Microelectronics-Photonics Materials & Devices Concentration)
  • Materials Engineering - MSMATE (Nanoscale Materials & Devices Concentration)
  • Materials Science - MSMATS (Biological Materials & Devices Concentration)
  • Materials Science - MSMATS (Energy Materials & Devices Concentration)
  • Materials Science - MSMATS (Materials Modeling Concentration)
  • Materials Science - MSMATS (Mechanical & Structural Materials Concentration)
  • Materials Science - MSMATS (Microelectronics-Photonics Materials & Devices Concentration)
  • Materials Science - MSMATS (Nanoscale Materials & Devices Concentration)
  • Materials Science & Engineering - PHD
  • Modern Language - MA (French Concentration)
  • Modern Language - MA (German Concentration)
  • Nursing - MSN
  • Nursing - DNP (Adult-Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner)
  • Nursing - DNP (Family Nurse Practitioner)
  • Operations Analytics - MS
  • Operations Management - MSOM
  • Philosophy - MA
  • Philosophy - PHD
  • Plant Pathology - MS
  • Political Science - MA
  • Poultry Science - MS
  • Poultry Science - PHD
  • Public Administration and Nonprofit Studies - MPA
  • Public Policy - PHD (Agricultural Policy Concentration)
  • Public Policy - PHD (Community Development and Recreation Policy Concentration)
  • Public Policy - PHD (Education Policy Concentration)
  • Public Policy - PHD (Family Policy Concentration)
  • Public Policy - PHD (Health Policy Concentration)
  • Public Policy - PHD (Policy Studies in Aging Concentration)
  • Public Policy - PHD (Public Policy Concentration)
  • Public Policy - PHD (Public Policy Management Concentration)
  • Public Policy - PHD (Social Justice Concentration)
  • Recreation and Sport Management - MED
  • Social Work - MSW
  • Spanish - MA (Language Learning and Teaching Track)
  • Spanish - MA (Literature Track)
  • Statistics and Analytics - MS (Biological Analytics Concentration)
  • Statistics and Analytics - MS (Business Analytics Concentration)
  • Statistics and Analytics - MS (Computational Analytics Concentration)
  • Statistics and Analytics - MS (Educational Statistics and Psychometrics Concentration)
  • Statistics and Analytics - MS (Operations Analytics Concentration)
  • Statistics and Analytics - MS (Quantitative Social Science Concentration)
  • Statistics and Analytics - MS (Statistics Concentration)
  • Supply Chain: Master of Supply Chain Management (MS)
  • Teacher Education - MAT (Multiple Level Education)
  • Teacher Education - MAT (Secondary Education)
  • Chemistry - MS
  • Chemistry - PHD
  • Communication - MA
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders - MS
  • Educational Statistics and Research Methods - PHD
  • Elementary Education - MAT
  • Engineering (Industrial Engineering) - PHD
  • Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) - PHD
  • Human Environmental Sciences - MS (Food, Nutrition and Hospitality)
  • Industrial Engineering - MSIE
  • Mechanical Engineering - MSME
  • Special Education - MED

English Proficiency Requirement

For international students affected by testing centers closures due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the University of Arkansas Graduate Council has approved the use of the Duolingo English test (https://englishtest.duolingo.com) in place of the in-person TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, iTEP, and C1 Advanced English proficiency exams. If submitting the Duolingo English Test, a minimum score of 105 will be required for admissions and additional assessments are required upon arrival to campus.

Academic Credential

We recognize that some universities in areas impacted by COVID-19 are currently closed and students may be unable to obtain official transcripts and other academic credentials at this time. For admissions review purposes, we can review and make admissions decisions with unofficial copies of transcripts. If you have concerns regarding the credentials you can provide at this time, please contact our office at gradapp@uark.edu.

Admitted Student Information

For Summer and Fall 2020 admitted students, while official copies of transcripts and degree confirmations are required to be submitted prior to enrollment, we will work with students who have degrees conferred late and/or are unable to obtain official credentials due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These credentials will not be required until October of 2020 and we will post updates regarding this situation closer to this time.

Currently Enrolled Student Information

For currently enrolled students who need to provide official transcripts and degree confirmation and are unable to do so due to the temporary closings of universities, please contact the Graduate and International Admissions Office as soon as possible.

Deferring Your Admission

The Graduate School offers admission with the expectation that students will matriculate in the semester specified during the application process. If you can no longer attend in the semester on your I-20 or DS-2019, you may submit a request to defer your enrollment to the next available start term. This is typically one consecutive semester, but in some cases can be one consecutive academic year. Please consult with your Graduate Program Advisor or Program Coordinator to confirm which option is available. If you have been awarded financial assistance, make sure you find out if the financial resource(s) will still be available to you if you defer.

Additionally, coursework completed since your application was submitted must be reported and will be reviewed in the deferral process. If you need to defer your entry term beyond the allowable time limit, you must reapply. If you have questions regarding the deferral process, please contact our office at gradapp@uark.edu.

I-20 and DS-2019 Issuance

We are aware that the U.S. Consulates have temporarily suspended F-1 and J-1 Student Visa interview scheduling in some areas impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please continue to monitor the U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Consular Affairs for COVID-19 Country Specific Information and U.S. Visas for announcements and updates to stay informed on the reopening of consulates and visa processing times. However, as international applicants are approved for admission, we will continue to issue I-20 and DS-2019 visa eligibility documents for the upcoming Summer and Fall 2020 semesters to allow applicants to schedule visa interviews as soon as possible after the U.S. Consulates re-open.

If you are unable to obtain a student visa and arrive in time to begin your studies in Summer or Fall 2020, please contact your graduate program for information on enrollment options.

If it is difficult to obtain bank documents for your proof of funding, we will accept bank documents up to 6 months old as well as online bank statements.

English Proficiency Requirement

For international students affected by testing centers closures due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the University of Arkansas Graduate Council has approved the use of the Duolingo English test (https://englishtest.duolingo.com) in place of the in-person TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, iTEP, and C1 Advanced English proficiency exams. If submitting the Duolingo English Test, a minimum score of 105 will be required for admissions and additional assessments are required upon arrival to campus.

Academic Credential

We recognize that some schools in areas impacted by COVID-19 are currently closed and students may be unable to obtain transcripts and other academic credentials at this time. For admissions review purposes, we can review and make admissions decisions with unofficial copies of transcripts. If you have concerns regarding the credentials you can provide at this time, please contact International Admissions at intlapp@uark.edu.

ACT/SAT Requirement

The University of Arkansas requires new freshmen to submit an official SAT or ACT test score for enrollment. If SAT or ACT scores are not submitted, you will be required to take the Accuplacer test when you arrive on campus.

Deferring Your Admission

If you can no longer attend in the semester on your I-20 or DS-2019, you may defer your studies for one consecutive semester from the original semester of application. If you have been awarded financial assistance, make sure you find out if the financial resource(s) will still be available to you if you defer. Submit your deferral request to International Admissions at intlapp@uark.edu. Your message should describe your request, your full name and University of Arkansas student ID, the term to which you wish to defer your admission (ex. Fall 2020 to Spring 2021), and the reason for your request. Please reference "deferral request" in the email subject line.

Additionally, coursework completed since your application was submitted must be reported and will be reviewed in the deferral process. If you need to defer your entry term beyond the allowable time limit, you must reapply. If you have questions regarding the deferral process, please contact International Admissions at intlapp@uark.edu.

I-20 and DS-2019 Issuance

We are aware that the U.S. Consulates have temporarily suspended F-1 and J-1 Student Visa interview scheduling in some areas impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please continue to monitor the U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Consular Affairs for COVID-19 Country Specific Information and U.S. Visas for announcements and updates to stay informed on the reopening of consulates and visa processing times. However, as international applicants are approved for admission, we will continue to issue I-20 and DS-2019 visa eligibility documents for the upcoming Summer and Fall 2020 semesters to allow applicants to schedule visa interviews as soon as possible after the U.S. Consulates re-open.

If you are unable to obtain a student visa and arrive in time to begin your studies in Summer of Fall 2020, please contact the International Admissions Office for information on enrollment options.

If it is difficult to obtain bank documents for your proof of funding, we will accept bank documents up to 6 months old as well as online bank statements.