Guide to the UALR Graduate School

Mission | Organization | Programs

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Interim Dean:
Professor Paula Casey
Associate Dean: Assistant Dean:
Dana Steele, M.Ed.
Systems Administrator:
Larry Beachler
GradSchoolBannerThe UALR Graduate School operates as the central administrative unit providing leadership, coordination, and services for graduate students. Together with the individual graduate programs, departments, colleges, and Graduate Council, the Graduate School shares responsibility for program development, management, promotion, and review. Students are always welcome in the Graduate School offices on the fifth floor of the Ottenheimer Library, where staff members will gladly assist them with any questions or problems. Graduate School admissions staff processes applications, handles enrollment questions, and maintains student records. Graduate School staff also manages the graduate assistantship program, produces academic and promotional materials, assists with recruiting and marketing efforts, prepares research reports from the student database, and provides logistics support for the Graduate Council.The Graduate School also facilitates to the Graduate Student Association (GSA). The GSA advocates for graduate students and sponsors an annual research forum at which graduate students present their scholarly work.

Mission

The mission of the Graduate School is to provide leadership for developing and sustaining quality graduate programs; to promote graduate education; to facilitate student access to graduate programs; to support and promote public service, research, and sponsored programs; and to support faculty development. In keeping with the UALR mission, the Graduate School strives to carry out its mission in an environment that enhances freedom of expression, academic integrity, scholarly inquiry, and interactions among the graduate disciplines toward the goal of preparing leaders and responsible citizens. (Adopted by the UALR Graduate Council, 1989)


Organization

The UALR Graduate School as a distinct academic and administrative unit was created in 1977, although graduate course work had been offered since 1975. The dean of the Graduate School, who reports to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. No faculty positions are assigned to the Graduate School. The day-to-day operation of individual graduate programs is the responsibility of the graduate coordinators and graduate faculty of the academic departments. The Graduate Council, the academic policy body for the Graduate School, approves admission policy, program requirements, program reviews, program and course additions and deletions, and graduate faculty.


Programs

The specific requirements and policies of each graduate degree program are described in the section of this catalog covering that program and its courses. Because of limited course offerings per semester, a student may be unable to carry a full-time load. It is essential that degree-seeking students maintain close contact with their advisors concerning the availability of course offerings.

Graduate Program Certificate or Degree Offered College/Department
Adult Education Master of Education (M.Ed.) College of Education and Health Professions/ Counseling, Adult, & Rehabilitation Education
Applied Communication Studies Master of Arts (M.A.) College of Social Sciences and Communications/Speech Communication
Applied Psychology Master of Applied Psychology (MAP) College of Social Sciences and Communications/Psychology
Applied Science Master of Science (M.S.) College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences /Applied Science
Applied Science Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences /Applied Science
Applied Statistics Graduate Certificate College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences/ Mathematics & Statistics
Art Master of Arts (M.A.) College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences /Art
Audiology; also at UAMS, UALR consortium Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) College of Education and Health Professions/Audiology & Speech Pathology
Bioinformatics; also at UAMS, UALR consortium Master of Science (M.S.) Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology/Information Science
Bioinformatics; also at UAMS, UALR consortium Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology/Information Science
Biology Master of Arts (M.A.) College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences/Biology
Biology Master of Science (M.S.) College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences/Biology
Building Level Administration and Supervision Graduate Certificate College of Education and Health Professions/ Educational Leadership
Business Administration Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) College of Business
Business Analytics Graduate Certificate College of Business/Business Information Systems
Business Information Systems Graduate Certificate College of Business/ Business Information Systems
Business Information Systems Master of Science (M.S.) College of Business/ Business Information Systems
Chemistry Master of Arts (M.A.) College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences/Chemistry
Chemistry Master of Science (M.S.) College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences/Chemistry
Communication Sciences & Disorders; also at UAMS, UALR consortium Master of Science (M.S.) College of Education and Health Professions/ Audiology & Speech Pathology
Communication Sciences & Disorders ; also at UAMS, UALR consortium Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) College of Education and Health Professions/ Audiology & Speech Pathology
Computer Science Master of Science (M.S.) Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology/ Computer Science
Conflict Mediation Graduate Certificate College of Social Sciences and Communications/Institute of Government
Construction Management Master of Science (M.S.) Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology/Construction Management and Civil and Construction Engineering
Counselor Education Master of Education (M.Ed.) College of Education and Health Professions/ Counseling, Adult, & Rehabilitation Education
Criminal Justice Master of Arts (M.A.) College of Social Sciences and Communications/Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Master of Science (M.S.) College of Social Sciences and Communications/Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) College of Social Sciences and Communications/Criminal Justice
Curriculum & Instruction Master of Education (M.Ed.) College of Education and Health Professions/ Teacher Education
Curriculum/Program Administration and Supervision Graduate Certificate College of Education and Health Professions/ Educational Leadership
Data Science Graduate Certificate Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology/Information Science
Educational Administration & Supervision Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) College of Education and Health Professions/ Educational Leadership
Educational Administration & Supervision Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) College of Education and Health Professions/ Educational Leadership
Educational Administration & Supervision Master of Education (M.Ed.) College of Education and Health Professions/ Educational Leadership
Engineering Science and Systems Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology/Systems Engineering
Geospatial Technology Graduate Certificate Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology/Earth Science
Gerontology Graduate Certificate College of Education and Health Professions/ School of Social Work
Gifted, Creative, and Talented Education Master of Education (M.Ed.) College of Education and Health Professions/ Teacher Education
Gifted and Talented Education Graduate Certificate College of Education and Health Professions/ Educational Leadership
Health, Human Performance and Sport Management Master of Science (M.S.) College of Education and Health Professions/ Health, Human Performance and Sport Management
Higher Education Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) College of Education and Health Professions/ Educational Leadership
Higher Education Master of Arts (M.A.) College of Education and Health Professions/ Educational Leadership
Information Quality Graduate Certificate Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology/Information Science
Information Quality Master of Science (M.S.) Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology/Information Science
Information Science Master of Science (M.S.) Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology/Information Science
Integrated Computing Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology
Integrated Science & Mathematics Master of Science (M.S.) Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology/ Earth Sciences
Interdisciplinary Studies Master of Arts (M.A.) College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences/English
Law Juris Doctorate (J.D.) Bowen School of Law
Law/Public Service; also at Clinton School Juris Doctorate/Master of Public Services (J.D. /M.P.S.) Bowen School of Law/Clinton School of Public Service
Learning Systems Technology Master of Education (M.Ed.) College of Education and Health Professions/ Educational Leadership
Literacy Intervention Specialist Graduate Certificate College of Education and Health Professions/ Counseling, Adult, & Rehabilitation Education
Management Graduate Certificate College of Business/Management
Mass Communication Master of Arts (M.A.) College of Social Sciences and Communications/ School of Mass Communication
Math Education Graduate Certificate College of Education and Health Professions/ Teacher Education
Mathematical Sciences Master of Science (M.S.) College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences/ Mathematics and Statistics
Middle Childhood Education Master of Education (M.Ed.) College of Education and Health Professions/ Teacher Education
Nonprofit Management Graduate Certificate College of Social Sciences and Communications/ Institute of Government
Orientation and Mobility of the Blind Graduate Certificate College of Education and Health Professions/ Counseling, Adult, & Rehabilitation Education
Professional & Technical Writing Master of Arts (M.A.) College of Social Sciences and Communications/Rhetoric and Writing
Public Administration Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) College of Social Sciences and Communications/Institute of Government
Public History Master of Arts (M.A.) College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences/History
Public Service Master of Public Service (M.P.A.) Clinton School of Public Service
Reading Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) College of Education and Health Professions/ Teacher Education
Reading Master of Education (M.Ed.) College of Education and Health Professions/ Teacher Education
Reading Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) College of Education and Health Professions/ Teacher Education
Reading/Literacy Coach Post-Master’s Certificate College of Education and Health Professions/ Teacher Education
Rehabilitation Counseling Graduate Certificate College of Education and Health Professions/ Counseling, Adult, & Rehabilitation Education
Rehabilitation Counseling Master of Arts (M.A.) College of Education and Health Professions/ Counseling, Adult, & Rehabilitation Education
Rehabilitation of the Blind Master of Arts (M.A.) College of Education and Health Professions/ Counseling, Adult, & Rehabilitation Education
Second Languages Master of Arts (M.A.) College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences/ International & Second Language Studies
Secondary Education Graduate Certificate College of Education and Health Professions/ Teacher Education
Secondary Education Master of Education (M.Ed.) College of Education and Health Professions/ Teacher Education
Social Work Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) College of Education and Health Professions/ School of Social Work
Special Education Master of Education (M.Ed.) College of Education and Health Professions/ Teacher Education
Strategic Communication Graduate Certificate College of Social Sciences and Communications/School of Mass Communication
Superintendency Graduate Certificate College of Education and Health Professions/ Educational Leadership
Systems Engineering Graduate Certificate Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology/Systems Engineering
Systems Engineering Master of Science (M.S.) Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology/Systems Engineering
Teaching Advanced Placement Graduate Certificate College of Education and Health Professions/ Teacher Education
Technology Innovation Graduate Certificate Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology/Information Science