Applied Science


Degrees Offered Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy


Program Coordinator Contact Information

Dr. Brian Berry

Phone: 501.683.7125

Email: bcberry@ualr.edu


Admission Requirements


M.S.

  • A baccalaureate degree in an appropriate scientific discipline, such as chemistry, physics, biology, material science, mathematics, statistics, or earth science
  • An overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • A minimum quantitative score 151 and verbal score of at least 138 on the GRE, (or combined 1,000 in the older GRE scoring system with a minimum score of 650 on the quantitative portion) and a minimum score on the writing assessment of a 4.0
  • With the approval of the Graduate Coordinator, applicants with a 3.5 GPA or greater on their last 60 hours of graduate and undergraduate credit hours may not be required to take the GRE.
  • Applicants must possess the prerequisites for their intended area of study.

Conditional Admission:

  • In certain cases, students not meeting the requirements above may be admitted on a conditional basis.
  • The conditional student must maintain a minimum GPA of a 3.0 for at least nine COS or EIT graduate credits in the first year of study to be fully admitted.

Recommendations for admission are made with the collective input of the Department of Applied Science faculty. Satisfying minimum requirements for admission by itself does not guarantee admission. Other factors that could be involved include but are not limited to the availability of funding and appropriate faculty mentors.


Ph.D.

  • Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree in an appropriate scientific discipline such as chemistry, physics, materials science, biology, mathematics, statistics, or earth science.
  • They must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in the graduate and undergraduate credit hours.
  • Applicants must have a minimum quantitative score 155 and verbal score of at least 138 on the GRE (or combined 1,000 in the older GRE scoring system with a minimum score of 700 on the quantitative portion) and a minimum score on the writing assessment of 4.5.
  • With the approval of the Graduate Coordinator, applicants with a 3.5 GPA or greater on their last 60 of graduate and undergraduate credit hours, may not be required to take the GRE.Applicants must possess the prerequisites for their intended areas of study.

Recommendations on a doctoral application for admission to the Applied Science program are made with the collective input of the Applied Science Doctoral faculty. Satisfying minimum requirements for admission by itself does not guarantee admission. Factors that could be involved include, but are not limited to, availability of faculty mentors and financial support in cases where such support is sought by an applicant.

International Students:

International students whose native language is not English and who do not have a degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher education must also submit a score of at least 79 on internet based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam or 550 on the paper based or 213 on the computer-based versions. In order to qualify for a teaching assistantship, students whose native language is not English must score a 5.0 on the Test of Spoken English (TSE).

Conditional Admission:

In certain cases, students not meeting the above requirements may be admitted on a conditional basis. The conditional student must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in at least 9 COS or EIT graduate credits in the first year of study to be fully admitted.


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