Admission Requirements

Descriptions of the admissions requirements for the UALR Rehabilitation Counseling program are listed below.

The first step in the admission process is to complete an application to the UALR Graduate School. This application can be completed online at the UALR Graduate School website.

Deadlines for admissions:

The deadlines for admissions are as follows.

March 1 for Fall and Summer
October 1 for Spring

Additional admission requirements for Regular (degree-seeking) status in the Master of Arts in Counseling with emphasis in Rehabilitation Counseling are as follows:

  • Completed and submitted admission application materials to the UALR Graduate School.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • GPA: Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher, or 3.25 GPA in the last 60 hours.
  • Interview, either face-to-face or by telephone, with a program faculty member or a designated representative in the Rehabilitation Counseling Program.

OR …

  • Completed and submitted admission application materials to the UALR Graduate School.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Achieved either the following minimum scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE): 440 on the Verbal and 560 on the Quantitative Scales or Achieved the following minimum scaled score on the Miller Analogies Test: At least 391.
  • Interview, either face-to-face or by telephone, with a program faculty member or a designated representative in the Rehabilitation Counseling Program.

OR …

  • Completed and submitted admission application materials to the UALR Graduate School.
  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Interview, either face-to-face or by telephone, with a program faculty member or a designated representative in the Rehabilitation Counseling Program.

Admission requirements for Conditional (degree-seeking) status in the Master of Arts in Counseling with emphasis in Rehabilitation Counseling are as follows:

  • Completed and submitted admission materials to the UALR Graduate School and the Rehabilitation Counseling program.
  • Did not meet all Regular Admission requirements.
  • In addition to the requirements above, the following requirements must be met to be considered for Conditional admission: Employed rehabilitation counselors only may submit a satisfactory portfolio of academic and professional work for presentation and evaluation by the Rehabilitation Counseling Program Admissions Committee. For more information, please contact the School of Counseling, Human Performance, and Rehabilitation (CHPR) at (501)569-3470.

OR …

  • Completed and submitted all admission materials to the UALR Graduate School and the Rehabilitation Counseling program.
  • Did not meet all Regular Admission requirements.
  • Nine (9) hours successful graduate work in another graduate program

Admission requirements for Transient (degree-seeking) status in the Master of Arts in Counseling with emphasis in Rehabilitation Counseling are as follows:

  • Completed and submitted admission application materials to the UALR Graduate School.
  • Accepted as a degree-seeking student in another accredited graduate school.
  • Provide a letter of good standing from that graduate school dean, on official university letterhead.
  • Provide a letter agreement from the home campus advisor that UALR courses will be suitable to their degree-programs, on official university letterhead.
  • Should consult in advance with the Rehabilitation Counseling Program Coordinator to ensure proper preparation for and permission to enroll in courses.
  • Normally admitted for only one semester.

Admission requirements for Special (non-degree seeking) status in the Master of Arts in Counseling with emphasis in Rehabilitation Counseling are as follows:

  • Completed and submitted all admission application materials to the UALR Graduate School.
  • Met admission requirements for the Rehabilitation Counseling program.
  • Contact the Rehabilitation Counseling Program Coordinator to ensure that course prerequisites are met and for permission to enroll in specific courses.
  • May permit enrollment, if space and other resources permit, after all degree-seeking students are enrolled.
  • Generally no more than nine (9) hours should be earned while classified as a special student.

Special student status is not an avenue for admission to a program or enrollment in courses where an applicant has already been denied.