Admission Information


 Application Process, Fee, Deadline and Reapplication, Disabilities Accommodation

 Admission Requirements
 Admission Checklist :
  1. Application
  2. Official Transcripts
  3. Official Test Scores
  4. Official TOEFL Scores for International Students
  5. Financial Guarantee Statement
  6. Proof of Immunization

Admission to Graduate College

Application Process, Fee, Deadline and Reapplication

An application for admission to graduate study may be obtained here Graduate College Application. Priority deadline date for fall admission is March 1 and spring admission is October 1. This will ensure consideration for admissions and assistantships. Students who do not meet this deadline, may submit necessary credentials for admission up to two weeks in advance of the initial date of enrollment.

Applicants must meet the admission requirements established for a particular degree program and submit the $40.00 non-refundable application fee. Approved applicants will be notified in writing of their eligibility for admission to graduate study. Admission will be valid for one year; applicants who do not enroll during the year will be required to reapply for admission. Admission to graduate study does not imply admission to candidacy for a degree.

Disabilities Accommodation

Any student requiring special accommodations in order to complete a course or program of study should contact the Disabilities Coordinator, Dean Hall, Room 110, or call (497) 968-0698. The Disabilities Coordinator administers programs and services associated with the Americans with Disabilities Act and serves as a liaison for students with disabilities.

Admission Requirements

Requirements for Graduate Admissions vary depending on the type of application an applicant is submitting. Application may be categorized as one of the following:

Degree Admission
Non-Degree Admission
Transient Admission
Undergraduate Senior Admission
International Student Admissions

Degree Admission

All admission categories require a one-time, non-refundable $40.00 application fee.

Unconditional Admission

For unconditional admission applicants must:

  1. Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college.
  2. Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or a 3.00 on the last 30 hours of undergraduate work or hold a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  3. Meet additional admission requirements specified by programs in the graduate catalog (GRE, writing samples, etc.)

Conditional Admission

Applicants may be admitted conditionally if they:

  1. Do not meet the grade point requirements.
  2. Hold a degree from an unaccredited institution.
  3. Have not met additional requirements of particular programs.
  4. Have not submitted all necessary documentation prior to initial enrollment.
Non-Degree Admission

Applicants not pursuing a graduate degree may be admitted as non-degree graduate students upon submitting a completed application for admission to graduate study and an official transcript from an accredited college or university showing that a baccalaureate or higher degree has been earned at that institution.

Applicants requesting non-degree admission must meet the same grade point admission criteria as outlined for degree admission. A maximum of twelve graduate hours earned while in non-degree status may apply to a degree program. Students desiring to change from a non-degree admission status to a degree admission status must apply for degree admission.


Transient Admission

Applicants who are pursuing a graduate degree at another institution may be admitted as transient graduate students upon submission of a completed application for admission to graduate study and an official statement from their institution verifying that they have been admitted to its graduate program and are in good standing.


Undergraduate Senior Admission

An undergraduate senior, registering the semester prior to graduation in a baccalaureate degree program at Arkansas Tech University, who does not need a full load of undergraduate courses to complete requirements for graduation, may request special permission to enroll in no more than six hours of graduate course work.

The student's course load is not to exceed a total of 15 semester hours of graduate and undergraduate work combined during a fall or spring semester. The combined course load for a summer term is six semester hours. The student must have a 3.00 cumulative grade point average to be eligible for admission as an undergraduate senior.

Failure of a student to complete the bachelor's degree during the semester/term in which the graduate courses are taken will preclude the student from enrolling in additional graduate classes in subsequent semesters until the bachelor's degree is awarded.

Graduate work taken by the undergraduate senior may be used to satisfy requirements of the baccalaureate degree; however, graduate work used to satisfy baccalaureate degree requirements cannot be applied to the master's degree. An application for admission to graduate study and a form requesting approval to enroll as an undergraduate senior can be obtained at the Office of Graduate Studies.

International Student Admissions

Please enter the following hyper-link to view the detailed information on International Student Admissions .Admission Checklist


Applicants can apply to our graduate program online here.

Official Transcripts

One official transcript from all university or colleges where the applicant has earned his or her bachelor's degree, stamped and verified in a sealed envelop, must be sent directly from the issuing institutions to the Graduate Studies Office.

Official Test Scores

One copy of official GRE or Miller Analogy Test scores for each application submitted must be sent by ETS to the Graduate Studies Office.

Official TOEFL Scores

If the applicant is an international student from a country where English is not the native language, an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of minimum 500 on the paper-based test or 173 on the computerized test must be sent from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) directly to Arkansas Tech University (school code 6010).

Financial Guarantee Statement

If the applicant is an international student, the Financial Guarantee Statement must be submitted to the International Student Services Office.

Approximately $13,728 is needed for twelve months (one full year) of study; $9,951 is needed for two semesters (one academic year) of study. Students are strongly encouraged to ensure that funds for all expected years of study are available.

Certified evidence of the source and amount of support must accompany the application. A current financial statement must come directly from the student's or sponsor's financial institution. The statement must verify that the account has been open more than six months and that at least $9,951 (U.S.) is available for the support of the student for a minimum of nine months.

Proof of Immunization

Proof of immunization for measles and rubella is required for all students born after January 1, 1957. Measles and rubella immunizations must have been given after January 1, 1968, and after the student's first birthday.

Immunization Exemptions - Students born prior to January 1, 1957, are exempt. For religious or medical exemption information, contact Student Health Services at (479) 968-0329.

Send all application materials to:Office of Graduate CollegeArkansas Tech UniversityTomlinson Room 1131507 N. Boulder Ave.Russellville, AR 72801