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.


Take our students' word for it - 

Emma Curry

 Emma Curry

Project Leader, Saatchi & Saatchi X

"Arkansas Tech University's MBA program offered me the flexibility I was looking for in a program, while also providing an education from a top school in my home state. A huge key to the success of this program is the caring and passionate faculty, staff, and administrators within the College of Business. Thanks to this program and amazing people who have invested in me, I have been working with well-known shopper marketing agency, Saatchi & Saatchi X, since June 2018."

Dr. Jason Williamson seated

Dr. Jason Williamson

Principal, Star City High School

"The Education Department at ATU is exceptional. The faculty and staff made an immediate impact on me with their attention to detail and commitment to creating a family atmosphere.  The cohort system added stability and provided support throughout the journey. The time frame for class offerings and completion provided the perfect balance for professional educators. I am grateful for the opportunity to reach a life long educational goal, expand my professional network, and develop scholarly abilities that will aid in my quest to provide service for all stakeholders.  Thank you to everyone at ATU that made this possible."     

Brandon Wright at a career fair

 Brandon Wright

Director, UAB Career Center

"After sports, I had no clue what life had in store. I met Dr. Underwood, and she exposed me to the world of possibility available in Higher Education. My time with a world-class education and real-world experience. I learned a lot through classroom discussions and practicum experiences. It was through a practicum experience at Arkansas Tech University that I found my passion for career services. I highly recommend the CSP program to anyone seeking to excel in Higher Education."

Graduating students from behind


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.




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.





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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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.


Online Finance Presentation

Online Finance Presentation

 November 19, 2021, 1.00PM-2.00PM on WebEx

 Webex Link

The Graduate Student Council will be an online Finance Presentation on Friday. Mr. Chris Hall, a wealth advisor at Simmons Bank, will be presenting and offering advise and insight on how to effectively manage money and reach financial goals.

Woman in graduate gown holding out diploma

Graduate Level Graduation

 December 11, 2021

 Thone Stadium at Buerkle Field, 9:00AM

Masters and Doctoral level students will graduate this Spring on December 11, 2021 with the event being held outside at Thone Stadium. If incliment weather is an issue, the ceremony is to be moved inside to Tucker Coliseum.




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