Degrees and Certificates Offered

Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Dr. Mary Yang

Phone: 501.683.2035


Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are expected to have a minimum of a four-year undergraduate degree (B.S. or B.A.) in the life sciences, statistics, or information/computer sciences. Students with an undergraduate degree in another field may be considered for admission if they have either relevant work experience in one of these three areas or complete sufficient remedial course work as defined below.
  • Students who have not satisfactorily completed the following courses, or their equivalent, as part of their academic studies will be required to complete them on a remedial basis:
    • Genetics: A junior-level, life science course equivalent to UALR’s BIOL 3300 Genetics
    • Statistics: A junior-level, calculus-based course equivalent to UALR’s STAT 3352 Applied Statistics I
    • Programming: Some programming experience; a sophomore-level introduction to Java programming equivalent to UALR’s IFSC 2300 Object-Oriented Technology course is preferred
    • Databases: A junior-level course equivalent to UALR’s IFSC 3320 Database Concepts is recommended
  • Students will have to meet the minimum admission requirement of a GPA of 3.0 or a GPA of 3.3 or greater on their last 60 credit hours as an undergraduate.
  • GRE scores
  • Letter of intent
  • Current résumé
  • Letters of reference
  • TOEFL scores are required of international students who have not matriculated from a university in a country where the primary language is English. (Please see the UALR Graduate School’s requirement for English proficiency exams.)
  • The Ph.D. requires completion of the M.S. degree in bioinformatics with a grade of A on the student’s Bioinformatics Master’s Capstone Project.

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