About the Program

The Applied Science Graduate Program at UA Little Rock is an interdisciplinary program that supports applied research in a broad set of areas. It offers two graduate degrees: the Doctor of Philosophy and the Master of Science.

Research areas and educational opportunities supported by the program faculty include:

  • Alternative Energy
  • Applied Mathematics and Statistics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology and Plant Genetic Engineering
  • Geophysics
  • Material Science and Nanotechnology
  • Bionanotechnology
  • Toxicology and Environmental Risk Assessment

The faculty are united in their pursuit of quality graduate research and education, which provides students with a very different experience from their undergraduate careers. Graduate education provides an opportunity for students to increase their knowledge, to broaden their understanding, and to develop their capabilities to define a novel problem and solve it. The faculty serve as counselors and assistants to develop each graduate student’s ambition and dedication to achieve a worthwhile accomplishment.

Students are expected to define goals and to organize and execute a program of study and research needed to meet those goals. Graduates of the program reflect their commitment to the discipline and to scholarly standards.

Read more about the history of the program.