Information for Applicants

The following materials must be submitted in order to be considered for admissions to the IBS Graduate Program:


Three letters of recommendation (there is no form for this). Letters can be emailed from the letter writer to
GRE scores (ETS code is 6901)
Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
TOEFL scores (for international applicants only)

A statement of your career goals and a listing of any scholastic honors, relevant extracurricular activities, experience (teaching, research, etc.), and publications. This can also be emailed to

We have no application fee.

Students qualified for admission should have a sound background in science that includes courses in inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physics and biology. A record of broad training in all these areas is obviously beneficial; however, students lacking training in an area can defray that deficiency by demonstrating advanced coursework in other disciplines of science.

Additional requirements for international students

The Graduate School requires a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.70 (A=4.0) or better on all undergraduate coursework attempted at a regionally accredited institution of higher education for admission.  Also required is a score acceptable to the program on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).  All international students, including resident and non-resident aliens, whose native language is not English and who do not have a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, are required to achieve a minimum score of 550 on the paper based written TOEFL.  A minimum score of 213 is required on the computer-based version of the exam.

Please submit the above application materials to:

UAMS Graduate School Office
4301 West Markham St., #601
Little Rock, AR 72205
501-686-5454 phone
501-686-5661 fax

You may also contact Dr. Kristen Sterba (, 501-526-7396) for more information.
All students accepted into the IBS Ph.D. program receive a stipend (currently $24,000) and tuition is paid.

Requirements for completion of the M.S. and Ph.D. programs

Additional links of interest

Considering a Career in Medical Research? Information from the AAMC GREAT group
Tuition and Fees
Graduate School Catalog 
Student Financial Aid
Student Activities and Housing
UAMS Library
Maps of Campus
Fitness Center
Academic Calendars

About Little Rock