The vision of the Graduate College of Arkansas Tech University is to empower students through advanced degrees to meet the demands of a global society through intellectual inquiry, scholarly attainment, artistic endeavors and creative pursuits within and across disciplines.

The mission of the Graduate College of Arkansas Tech University is to encourage a diversity of ideas in a climate of academic freedom and integrity. Advanced degrees are designed to complement and enhance undergraduate programs. The Graduate College is an advocate for graduate study and seeks partnership with other entities to accomplish our goals more efficiently. The Graduate College serves to nurture and preserve academic excellence by taking the lead in shaping policy and assisting faculty in guiding and mentoring graduate students in becoming accomplished and ethical scholars, researchers and practitioners in their disciplines.



Graduate Student Orientation

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Upcoming events

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Graduate Student Spotlight Nomination Form

The Graduate Student of the Month award recognizes outstanding students who demonstrate leadership skills, academic success and/or commitment to community service through their involvement at Arkansas Tech University.

Nominations for the Graduate Student of the Month may be submitted at any time by college staff, administrators or faculty members as selections are made on a rolling basis.

Graduate Student Spotlight Nomination Form


New Program

Arkansas Tech University now offers a new online graduate education opportunity in Special Education K-12. The Master of Education in Special Education is designed to provide post baccalaureate preparation for public school teachers who wish to broaden their knowledge of teaching children with exceptional learning needs.

Special Education K-12


graduate college dean

ATU has many Graduate Education pathways to help you further your educational and career goals.

Thank you for your interest in graduate education at Arkansas Tech University. The main web page will link you to areas of interest and have information needed to help you formulate a decision including: admission requirements, on-line applications for admission and graduate assistantships, other catalog information, as well as program director contacts. We encourage you to visit our campus as part of your decision making. We believe our programs, size, and the individual attention you will receive from faculty will help convince you that Arkansas Tech University is the right place for you to continue your educational career.

Dr. Jeff W. Robertson, Graduate Dean



 Contact the Graduate College

1507 North Boulder Avenue
Tomlinson Hall 113
Russellville, AR 72801

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