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 - November 15
Dr. Mary Yang and Dr. Cesar Compadre
Biomedical InformaticsCert., M.S., and Ph.D.Fall - January 15, Priority
- March 1 (F-1 Visa Students)
- April 30, Final

Spring - November 1
- August 1 (F-1 Visa Students)
Dr. Horacio Gomez-Acevedo and Crystin Mullins
Clinical NutritionM.S.Fall - Last Friday in July
Spring - First Friday in December
Summer - First Friday in May
Dr. Reza Hakkak and Sheena Joyner
Clinical and Translational SciencesCert., M.S., and Ph.D.Fall - February 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. Gregory Robinson
EpidemiologyPh.D.Fall - January 15Dr. Mohammed Orloff
Graduate Program in Interdisciplinary Biomedical SciencesM.S. and Ph.D. Fall - Priority deadline is December 1 (Ph.D.), Final deadline is March 31st, though early submission of applications is strongly encouraged.(Ph.D.)
- July 1 (M.S.)
Dr. Lee Ann MacMillan-Crow
Health Promotion and Prevention ResearchPh.D.Fall - January 15Dr. S. Alexandra Marshall, Dr. Tiffany Haynes, and Cheryl Lancaster
Health Systems and Services ResearchPh.D.Fall - January 15Dr. Anthony Goudie
Implementation Science CertificateFall- May 15Dr. Geoffrey Curran and Cynthia Mosley
Nursing SciencePh.D.Fall - January 15, Priority
- March 1 (F-1 Visa Students)
- May 30, Final
Dr. Patricia Cowan and Beth Ann Byrd
Pharmaceutical SciencesM.S. and Ph.D.Fall - March 1 (Ph.D.)
- July 1 (M.S.)
Dr. Antino Allen and Tamara Chunn
Pharmaceutical Sciences - Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy (PEP) TrackM.S. and Ph.D.Fall - February 28Dr. Jacob Painter and Kourtney Hinkson
Regulatory SciencesCertificateFall - July 31
Spring - November 23
Dr. Igor Koturbash and
Christopher Fettes
Health Sciences Innovation and Entrepreneurship Training ProgramCertificateFall - May 24Dr. Nancy Rusch and Pamela Kahler

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 1st. The final application deadline is February 1st. Applications will be accepted and reviewed following this 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!