MA Program Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines:  The Graduate Committee reads applications 3-4 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 2017, submit your application by:

  • September 30, 2016
  • October 28, 2016 — or —
  • November 22, 2016*

*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. 28.

The application deadline for the Spring 2017 semester will be available January 2017.  If you have any questions concerning the Spring admissions deadlines, please contact the Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Karen Kuralt at or (501) 569-8334


 You will be notified of your admission status 2-3 weeks after the submission deadline has passed.

If you have questions about the program, the application requirements, or the status of your application, please contact

Dr. George Jensen, Chair of the Rhetoric and Writing Department —, (501) 569-8063

Dr. Karen M. Kuralt, Graduate Coordinator —, (501) 569-8334 or

Sheila Lawrence, Assistant Graduate Coordinator —, (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
Fax: (501) 569-8279