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 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.

Have more questions?  You can request more information here!

Graduate School Programs

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

Current Graduate School Programs
ProgramDegrees OfferedApplication DeadlinesProgram Contact
Bioinformatics (joint program hosted by UALR)M.S. and Ph.D.Deadlines
Biomedical InformaticsCert, M.S., and Ph.D.No DeadlineTremaine Williams
Clinical NutritionM.S.International Applicants - March 1st; Accepted to start in summer term only. Must arrive on campus one week prior to the first day of class for the summer semester.Dr. Reza Hakkak
Communication Sciences and DisordersPh.D.No DeadlineDr. Betholyn Gentry
Graduate Program in Interdisciplinary Biomedical SciencesM.S. and Ph.D. February 15th (Ph.D.); July 1st (M.S)Dr. Kristen Sterba
Clinical Translational SciencesPh.D., M.S. and CertificateFebruary 15th (Ph.D.); July 1st (M.S. & Cert)Dr. Robert McGehee
Nursing SciencePh.D.April 1 - MNScn to PhD; June 15 (fall) - BSN to Ph.D.; November 15 (spring) - BSN to Ph.D.Dr. Jean McSweeney; Dr. Christina Bricker
Regulatory ScienceCertificateNo DeadlineChristopher Fettes
Pharmaceutical SciencesM.S. and Ph.D.February 1stDr. Kim Light
Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy (PEP)M.S. and Ph.D.February 1stDr. Bradley Martin

The Graduate Program in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences (GPIBS) has reorganized several former independent PhD programs into a single GPIBS program with interdisciplinary tracks and unified admissions and first semester curriculum. GPIBS will also offer a MS degree.

The priority deadline for review for the PhD is February 15. Applications will be accepted and reviewed following that date if there are slots available.The GPIBS tracks include:

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Cell Biology and Physiology
Microbiology and Immunology
Pharmacology, Toxicology, & Experimental Therapeutics

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

Have more questions?  You can request more information here!