Our graduate faculty members read applications 3 times each semester and once in the summer. Please submit your application materials by one of the following deadlines.
If you want to start classes in January, submit your application by:
- September 18
- October 23 — or —
- November 20*
*Please note: Registration for spring classes will begin in mid-November. If you want the best chance to get your first choice of classes, we recommend that you submit your application by Oct. 23.
If you want to start classes in either May or August, submit your application by:
- February 20
- March 21
- April 22* — or —
- July 15* (eligible for fall registration only)
*Please note: Registration for summer and fall classes will begin in mid-April. If you want the best chance to get your first choice of classes, we recommend that you submit your application by March 21.
You will be notified of your admission status 2-3 weeks after the submission deadline has passed.
For more information about the application process, select one of the links below.
If you miss the deadline to be fully admitted to the program — or if you want to try a course or two before deciding to apply — you may be able to take courses with us as a non-degree-seeking student. Credits completed as a non-degree-seeking graduate student can be applied to your MA degree requirements once you are accepted to the program.
Note about financial assistance through GA positions: We usually award graduate assistantships during the late spring of each year, and most assistantships run from August to May. If you are applying for spring admission, you likely will not be eligible for an assistantship until after your first semester.
If you have questions about the program, the application requirements, or the status of your application, please contact
Dr. Joyce Carter, Chair of the Rhetoric and Writing Department — firstname.lastname@example.org, (501) 569-8063
Dr. Karen M. Kuralt, Graduate Coordinator — email@example.com, (501) 569-8334 or
Sheila Lawrence, Assistant Graduate Coordinator — firstname.lastname@example.org, (501) 683-7062
Department of Rhetoric and Writing
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2801 South University Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72204
Phone: (501) 569-3160