Systems Engineering

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Degrees and Certificates Offered

Graduate certificate –This is an existing program but is not accepting new students at this time due to changes in the degree.

Master of Science

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Dr. Jing Zhang

Phone: 501.569.8043


Admission Requirements


The minimum entrance requirement is a bachelor’s degree in engineering, science, technology, or a related discipline. Because of the professional nature of the certificate, the precise entrance requirements are determined on a case-by-case basis by the Systems Engineering Admissions Committee.


  • Education: Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in engineering, technology, science, or a related discipline. The applicants must have an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or 3.3 on the last 60 credit hours.
  • Standardized test scores: Applicants must have minimum GRE scores of 140 on the Verbal Reasoning section,  155 on the Quantitative Reasoning section, and 3.5 in the Analytical Writing section. GRE will be waived if the student’s GPA is 3.5 or higher.
  • English language requirement: International students must satisfy the Graduate School TOEFL or IELTS tests requirements.

Applicants who do not meet all the admission requirements may be recommended for conditional admission. The conditionally admitted students must fulfill the requirements of the UALR Graduate School and those specified in their letter of admission.

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