Frequently Asked Questions
The Graduate College staff is here to help you! They can provide answers regarding admissions, program selection, or any general questions about the Graduate College not listed on the FAQs. Please feel free to contact them at 479-968-0398 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mail any admission documents to:
ATU Graduate College
1507 N Boulder Ave
Russellville, AR 72801
One semester before you plan to enter.
Minimum admission requirements include:
- Pay $40 application fee during application process.
- Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college verified by an official transcript. Request a complete, official transcript from the college or university granting the bachelor's degree to be sent directly to the ATU Graduate College.
- Have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average or a minimum 3.00 on the last 30 hours of undergraduate work or hold a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- Meet additional admission requirements specified by programs in the graduate catalog (GRE, writing samples, etc.). Required documents for admission can be found on the Graduate College webpage.
First, you must fill out the online Graduate College Application, and pay the $40 application fee. Next, send official transcripts from your bachelor's awarding institution and any graduate institutions previously attended, as well as, immunization records showing two MMR shots. Finally, submit any additional items specified by your particular program to the Graduate College.
A program of study describes the curriculum specific to a degree program.
Some programs may require either the GRE, GMAT, or MAT. Refer to the Graduate Catalog for program-specific guidelines.
No, all transcripts must be official.
A Graduate Assistant is a graduate student working for the University in roles such as teaching, research within a department, or working in various departmental roles. The goal of assistantships is to serve as professional development for the student, as well as furthering their education and growth in their field of study. The particular duties that an individual graduate assistant will perform will depend on their department and the type of position they secure.
All students granted a graduate assistantship receive a tuition waiver. This waiver will pay all tuition costs for a maximum of 18 graduate credit hours taken within one (1) academic year. Students are responsible for paying all fees and purchasing books. A student may not hold more than one graduate assistantship at any given time.
Generally speaking, students holding an academic assistantship will receive a stipend of $4,800 annually, $2,400 per semester, with a maximum appointment of 50% (20 hours per week). However, the amount of the stipend awarded may vary depending on the nature of the GA position, effective start date, and the number of hours worked by the student each week.
Assistantships are available through a variety of offices on the Arkansas Tech campus. For more information regarding available assistantships, applicants should contact the Graduate College at 479.968.0398 or visit the Graduate Assistant Page.
Yes, we currently offer twelve degree programs, four endorsements, and two certificates in an online format. You can visit Graduate Degrees page for more information.