Graduate Student Handbook

Introduction

As the flagship institution of the University of Arkansas system, the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, has the strongest research mission of any university within the state. Central to our charter is the creation and dissemination of knowledge. Within that mission, graduate student education is central, and the Graduate School therefore serves a pivotal role in the University’s research and education function. In keeping with that mission, the Graduate School is at the center of a network of rights and obligations involving the student, the university, and the faculty, with regard to both teaching and research. In this handbook, we make available the most comprehensive listing of current policies affecting graduate students and graduate faculty, from the student’s application to the final conferring of the degree.

The Graduate School is an autonomous organizational unit, whose Dean is responsible to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.