The UALR/UAMS Joint Graduate Program in Bioinformatics, offering both Masters and Doctorate degrees, was approved by the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) on October 22, 2004.  UALR also offers an undergraduate minor in Bioinformatics.


Application to the bioinformatics graduate program is handled by the UALR Graduate School; please see their website for prospective students.  While applications may be considered at any time, the bulk of the applications for admission to the program will be considered as a group twice per year:

Entry Semester Application Deadline Notification Date
Fall April. 1 May 1
Spring Oct. 15 Nov. 15

The Deadline requires submission of all items identified below; students will be notified of admission status by the UALR Graduate School on or before the Notification date. Except as noted below, all communication concerning submission of application materials and queries concerning admission status should be addressed to the UALR Graduate School.

Applicants are required to submit:

  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of references
  • GRE scores (general test only) or GRE Waiver Form
  • A Statement of Intent describing the student’s reason for applying and career aspirations.
  • International students who have not matriculated from a college or university in a country whose primarily language is English must also submit TOEFL scores.