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Programs

For general information regarding the UAMS Graduate School and application procedures, please email Dr. Kristen Sterba or phone (501) 526-7396.  A list of frequently asked questions can be found here.

Please note:  If a program does not have a set deadline, it is recommended that you apply as soon as possible since each program has a limited number of positions.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure all application materials have been received by the Graduate School.  Please contact  GraduateAdmissions@uams.edu to confirm receipt of transcripts, letters of recommendation, affidavits of support (if required), GRE/ TOEFL scores, or other documents required by the program.

All admission decisions are communicated in writing by the Dean of the Graduate School.  The Graduate School cannot communicate admission decisions via email or phone calls.

Graduate School Programs

Please click on the program name for information regarding degrees offered, application deadlines, program contacts, and program requirements.

Please note, for students who are applying for fall 2016 and beyond, we are initiating a Graduate Program in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences (GPIBS) that will reorganize several former independent PhD programs (marked with a * below) into a single GPIBS program with interdisciplinary tracks and unified admissions and first semester curriculum. GPIBS will also offer a MS degree. The GPIBS tracks include:
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Cell Biology and Physiology
Microbiology and Immunology
Neuroscience
Pathobiology
Pharmacology, Toxicology, & Experimental Therapeutics

This reorganization does not include the Clinical and Translational Sciences track housed in the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences program below. 

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Degrees offered:
M.S. and Ph.D.
Application Deadlines:
Fall 2016 and beyond through GPIBS (PhD-February 15, MS-July 1)
Fall Enrollment

Program Website
Requirements


Program Contacts:
Dr. Alan Tackett

Bioinformatics
(joint program hosted by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock)

Degrees offered:
M.S. and Ph.D.
Deadlines
Requirements

Program Contact
Dr. Larry Suva

Cellular Physiology and Molecular Biophysics

Degrees offered:
M.S. and Ph.D.
Application Deadlines:
Fall 2016 and beyond through GPIBS (PhD-February 15, MS-July 1)

Program Website
Requirements

Program Contact:
Dr. Frank Simmen

Clinical Nutrition

Degrees offered:
M.S.
Application Deadline:
International Applicants – March 1st
accepted to start in the summer term only
must arrive on campus one week prior to the first day of class for the summer semester.

Program Website
Requirements

Program Contact:
Dr. Reza Hakkak

Communication Sciences and Disorders Ph.D.

Degrees offered:
Ph.D.
Application Deadline:
No deadline

Program Website
Requirements

Program Contacts:
Dr. Betholyn Gentry – UALR
Dr. Dee Lance - UCA

Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences & Clinical Translational Sciences

Degrees offered:
M.S., Ph.D., Certificate
Application Deadline:
Ph.D. February 15
M.S.   July 1

Program Website
Requirements

Program Contact:
Dr. William Wessinger

Interdisciplinary Toxicology

Degrees offered:
Ph.D.
Application Deadline:
Fall 2016 and beyond through GPIBS (PhD-February 15, MS-July 1)

Program Website
Requirements

Program Contact:
Dr. Lee Ann MacMillan-Crow

Microbiology and Immunology

Degrees offered:
Ph.D.
Application Deadline:
Fall 2016 and beyond through GPIBS (PhD-February 15, MS-July 1)

Program Website
Requirements

Program Contact:
Dr. Dan Voth

 

Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences

Degrees offered:
Ph.D.
Application Deadline:
Fall 2016 and beyond through GPIBS (PhD-February 15, MS-July 1)

Program Website
Requirements

Program Contact:
Dr. David Davies 

Nursing Science

Degrees offered:
Ph.D.
Application Deadline:
March 2- MNSc to PhD
June 15 (for fall)-BSN to PhD
November 15 (for spring)-BSN to PhD

Program Website

Program Contact:
Dr. Jean McSweeney

Occupational and Environmental Health

Degrees offered:
Certificate
Application Deadline:
No deadline

Certificate in Regulatory Science

Program Contacts:
Dr. Morris Cranmer - Certificate in Regulatory Sciences

Pharmacology

Degrees offered:
Ph.D.
Application Deadline:
Fall 2016 and beyond through GPIBS (PhD-February 15, MS-July 1)

Program Website
Requirements

Program Contacts:
Dr. Paul Gottschall 

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Degrees offered:
M.S.
Ph.D.
Application Deadline:
February 1

Program Website

Program Contact:

Dr. Kim Light 

Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy (PEP)

Degrees offered:
M.S.
Ph.D.
Application Deadline:
February 1

Program Website

Program Contact:
Dr. Bradley Martin