Information Science

Degrees and Certificates Offered

Master of Science

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Dr. Daniel Berleant

Phone: 501.569.3488


Admission Requirements

Anyone with a baccalaureate degree from an accredited school can apply for admission to the Information Science master’s program. Candidates who have a background in computer programming, database concepts, and applied statistics, or who have professional experience in an information analytics role will be the most prepared to enter and successfully complete the program.

Regular Admission

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Graduate Record Examination general test section (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores. Preferred scores are in the 50th percentile or higher for Verbal Reasoning, 50th percentile or higher for Quantitative Reasoning, and 4.0 or higher  for Analytical Writing. The GRE or GMAT requirement may be waived if the student’s baccalaureate GPA from an accredited institution is greater than 3.5.
  • Completion of any remedial course work that may be specified by the department. Students seeking regular admission to the program are expected to have completed (with a grade of B or better in each course) course work or have professional experience equivalent to the following UALR courses:
    • IFSC 2300 Object-Oriented Technology
    • IFSC 3320 Database Concepts
    • STAT 2350 Intro to Statistical Methods

Conditional Admission

Applicants with a baccalaureate degree who fail to meet one or more of the other requirements for regular admission may be granted conditional admission. For conditionally accepted students, regular admission status would be granted once the student has satisfied the stipulations mentioned in the admission letter.


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