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The UA Little Rock Graduate School will offer its students (part time, full time,military, and veterans) a high impact learning experience by creating collaborative relationships to ensure future success. The Graduate School will partner with other units on campus to continually foster an inclusive and family-friendly environment where a diverse student body thrives intellectually, becomes career ready, and is prepared for lifelong success.
The mission of UA Little Rock Graduate School is to provide a high quality educational experience through a wide range of academic programs. UA Little Rock is a community engaged, research metropolitan university located in the capital city and the largest metropolitan area of the state. Consistent with that mission, UA Little Rock Graduate School serves the needs of a diverse community by preparing our students for career readiness and lifelong success. The Graduate School will accomplish this through:
1. COLLABORATION: To foster community/civil engagements.
2. EDUCATION: To support enhancement and encourage high impact learning through quality education experiences on both the main campus and our online campus through Graduate Certificates, Master’s and Doctoral programs.
3. EFFICIENT SUPPORT STRUCTURE: To offer stream-lined processes to help students including historically marginalized populations succeed, as well as faculty engaged in the graduate programs.
4. SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES: To provide opportunities such as, but not
limited to, research/creative activities, competitions, workshops and social networking events, in collaboration with academic units, to complement the learning experience.
The UALR Graduate School as a distinct academic and administrative unit was created in 1977, although graduate course work had been offered since 1975. The dean of the Graduate School, who reports to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. No faculty positions are assigned to the Graduate School. The day-to-day operation of individual graduate programs is the responsibility of the graduate coordinators and graduate faculty of the academic departments. The Graduate Council, the academic policy body for the Graduate School, approves admission policy, program requirements, program reviews, program and course additions and deletions, and graduate faculty.
The specific requirements and policies of each graduate degree program are described in the section of this catalog covering that program and its courses. Because of limited course offerings per semester, a student may be unable to carry a full-time load. It is essential that degree-seeking students maintain close contact with their advisors concerning the availability of course offerings.
A full list of our programs can be found here.