Graduate College

Our programs are designed to help you develop your skills and become a well-rounded professional. As a student, you will encounter unique perspectives from faculty who are experts in their fields. ATU offers you the challenges you would expect at a larger institution with the individualized attention you deserve as a graduate student.





The ATU Graduate College looks at the bigger picture. We realize you are more than a test score. When reviewing your application, we take your experiences, talent, and story into account. Who you are and where you have been matter.




At Arkansas Tech, a brighter future is within your reach. The variety of assistantships, grants, and support-oriented programming at ATU make graduate school affordable. Let us show you how to make your dream of earning a graduate degree become a reality.



Your goals matter and the faculty and staff at ATU believe in your potential. Every step in your academic journey is designed to enhance your experience and further your progress toward your personal and professional goals. Our graduates are equipped to be leaders in their communities. As a student, you’ll have a variety of opportunities to apply your learning outside of the classroom.


Events & Calendar


At Arkansas Tech University, grad life is the best life. Stay connected with your peers at events
that promote networking, academic enrichment, and career advancement.


Click here for a full schedule of events.





Current students have a variety of opportunities to translate classroom theory into real-world practice. Here are a few examples of the hands-on experiences you can expect to take part in as a student at Arkansas Tech.



"The internship experience at ATU helped me gain valuable experience in the field of Strength and Conditioning, and built connections that will last a lifetime. I was fortunate to be selected to complete an internship at the University of Michigan in Olympic Sports Strength & Conditioning in Fall 2017.  Through the internship I gained hands on experience with elite athletes and coaches in multiple sports. Less than one year after finishing my degree at ATU I received a call to explore a possible opportunity at Michigan because the internship allowed me to make an impression on the coaches where they could evaluate my abilities and desire to be in the field.   I was ultimately selected for a role with Michigan Medicine working on concussion research as a Research Strength and Conditioning Coach and allocate part of my time in the weight room assisting the strength coaches with all Olympic teams."

Kaitlin Burgess, MS Strength & Conditioning




"Arkansas Tech University provided the opportunity to enhance my education through experience. The Graduate Assistantship program utilized my academic pursuit by allowing me the chance to share what I've learned with others as an instructor in the English and World Languages department. The writing lab environment engendered a flurry of international peers, colleagues and pupils, to work with from across the globe."

Dustin Freeman, MA English-TESL




"I’ve been fortunate to receive individualized attention from faculty at ATU, even those in departments outside Behavioral Sciences. My thesis chair, Dr. Rebecca Goldstein, has gone above and beyond in directing and refining my skill set and knowledge base. Outside of my own lab, I’ve been fortunate to be exposed to several different research methods used in other labs via my coursework and faculty involvement. The willingness to help is both within Behavioral Sciences and without, as other departments have been willing to support interdisciplinary learning. I have been encouraged and the faculty demonstrate a sense of involvement in my accomplishments both now and in the future. At ATU, it’s not about where you come from, it’s about what you do with it."

Taylor Rigsby, MS Psychology



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Tomlinson Hall 113
Russellville, AR 72801

Phone: (479) 968-0398
Fax: (479) 964-0542

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