Graduate School Application

Before starting your application to UA Little Rock’s Graduate School, review these guidelines and first steps.

Choose a program and contact the coordinator

Take a look at our programs and degrees and then contact the program’s graduate coordinator. They can let you know more about admission requirements and answer any of your questions. The coordinator will also tell you about important deadlines. If you miss any deadlines, it may result in an incomplete application that will not be processed.

Start your application

When you start the application, you will first create an account. This will allow you to save your application and finish it later.

You’ll have to list the names of all prior institutions you have attended. Under college, just type your institution’s name, then click search. If the name does not appear, please enter the institution’s name in the box titled “Unlisted School Name and Address” and click select.

The $40 application fee must be paid when you submit your app. If you qualify for a waiver, you can apply for the waiver before submitting your application. We will contact you if you are approved. After you pay or submit your code, you will need to scroll to the bottom of the page and click the exit button. Do not go back to a prior page or close your browser without clicking on the exit button first. 

Submit required documents

In order to complete your application, you must submit all required items to the Graduate School. To review your program’s requirements, remember to contact the program’s coordinator. In addition to program requirements, international students should submit the international student requirements.

Official transcripts must be submitted from all institutions you have attended. If your prior institution submits official electronic transcripts, they can be emailed to gradschool@ualr.edu. Official transcripts can also be mailed to:

UA Little Rock
Attention: Graduate School Admissions
Ottenheimer Library – Suite 528
2801 South University Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72204-1099

The application allows certain documents to be uploaded, such as writing samples, MMR immunizations (the state of Arkansas requires 2 shots), reference letters, permanent resident cards (copy of front and back), statement of purpose, resumes, teaching license, and reference letters. If you are applying to the Social Work program, there are certain documents required by that program that you can submit online.

If you are required to submit reference letters and you don’t have the letters ready, you can access a reference section by logging back into your account. If you have the name and email address for your reference, you can enter it and we will contact them for you. If you do not choose to submit your reference information that way, sealed reference letters can be mailed to the same address listed above, or your reference can email their letter directly to gradschool@ualr.edu.

Stay in touch

We will email you when each required document has been received. You will also receive an email when a decision has been made about your admission.

If you have any questions about your application status, you can email us at gradschool@ualr.edu or call us at 501-916-3206. Be sure to include your full name and, if you know it, your T-number (eight-digit number beginning with a T). We are happy to help you get started at UA Little Rock!

Apply for Admission