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.

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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 Entry - April 1
Spring Entry - Oct 15
Dr. Elizabeth Pierce
Biomedical InformaticsCert, M.S., and Ph.D.Fall Entry - July 1
Spring Entry - Nov 1
Dr. Tremaine Williams
Clinical NutritionM.S.International Applicants, March 1
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.July 31
*** Applications are not being accepted for Summer & Fall 2019
Dr. Betholyn Gentry
Graduate Program in Interdisciplinary Biomedical SciencesM.S. and Ph.D. December 1 (Ph.D.) - Priority Deadline
July 1 (M.S.)
Dr. Robert McGehee
Clinical Translational SciencesPh.D., M.S. and CertificateFebruary 15 (Ph.D.)
July 1 (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. Patricia Wright
Regulatory ScienceCertificateJuly 31Christopher Fettes
Pharmaceutical SciencesM.S. and Ph.D.December 1 (Ph.D.)
July 1 (M.S.)
Dr. Antino Allen
Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy (PEP)M.S. and Ph.D.January 15Dr. Bradley Martin
Health Sciences Innovation and Entrepreneurship (HSIE) Training ProgramCertificateMay 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 review for the PhD 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!