For general information regarding the UAMS Graduate School and application procedures, please email   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), TOEFL scores, or other documents required by the program. The GRE is optional for the GPIBS program. Although not required, you may submit official GRE scores to support your application.

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.Fall - April 1
Spring - Oct 15
Dr. Mary Yang
Biomedical InformaticsCert., M.S., and Ph.D.Fall - July 1
Spring - Nov 1
Dr. Tremaine Williams
Clinical NutritionM.S.Domestic Applicants
Fall - Last Friday in July
Spring - First Friday in December
Summer - First Friday in May

International Applicants -
April 1
Accepted to start in Fall semester only. Must arrive on campus one week prior to the first day of class for the Fall semester.
Dr. Josh Phelps
Clinical and Translational SciencesCert., M.S., and Ph.D.Fall - Feb 15 (Ph.D.); July 1 (M.S. & Cert)Dr. Robert McGehee
Communication Sciences and DisordersPh.D.Fall - July 31
*** Applications are not being accepted at this time. Please check back later.
Dr. Betholyn Gentry
EpidemiologyPh.D.January 15Dr. Lori Fischbach
Graduate Program in Interdisciplinary Biomedical SciencesM.S. and Ph.D. Fall - Dec 1 (Ph.D.) Priority Deadline
July 1 (M.S.)
Dr. Robert McGehee
Health Promotion and Prevention ResearchPh.D.January 15Dr. S. Alexandra Marshall & Dr. Tiffany Haynes
Health Systems and Services ResearchPh.D.January 15Dr. Anthony Goudie
Nursing SciencePh.D.Fall - April 1 (MNSc to Ph.D.)
Fall - June 15 (BSN to Ph.D.)
Spring - Nov 15 (BSN to Ph.D.)
Dr. Patricia Wright
Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy (PEP)M.S. and Ph.D.Fall - Jan 15Dr. Bradley Martin
Pharmaceutical SciencesM.S. and Ph.D.Fall - Dec 1 (Ph.D.)
July 1 (M.S.)
Dr. Antino Allen
Regulatory SciencesCertificateFall - July 31Christopher Fettes
Health Sciences Innovation and Entrepreneurship (HSIE) Training ProgramCertificateFall - May 24Dr. Nancy Rusch

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 PhD applications is December 1. 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
  • Neuroscience
  • Pathobiology
  • 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!