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Regular (Unconditional) Admission Requirements

  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume
    • Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited 4-year institution of higher education
    • 2.75 Overall Grade Point Average (GPA) or 3.0 in last 60 hours
    • Undergraduate degree (or 30 hours) in licensure content area (secondary level)
  • Arkansas History and minimum of 6 hours of reading methods courses (middle level)
  • Non-Criminal background check AND Central Registry Check
  • Passing scores on Praxis I AND Praxis II Content Specialty examinations in licensure area
  • Letter of hire from an Arkansas school district (grades five through twelve school)
  • Provisional teaching license
  • Formal applications—School of Education Graduate Programs and the Master of Arts in Teaching program
    • Signed degree plan
    • Interview/Disposition Assessment

Conditional Admission

Candidates seeking admission to the M.A.T. program, but who fail to meet one or more of the following admission requirements:
  • passing scores on all required parts of the Praxis Series,
  • acquiring a provisional teaching license, and
  • obtaining a letter of hire from an Arkansas school district.
Candidates may seek conditional admission to one of the other School of Education graduate programs and/or seek a delayed admission to the M.A.T. program once all of the admission requirements have been met. 

Candidates granted conditional admission will not be given letters to school districts indicating that they have met admission requirements, enrolled in internships, or admitted to the M.A.T. Institute. Conditional admission only allows for candidates to begin studies on other degree plans while they meet admission requirements to the M.A.T. program. Candidates admitted conditionally may take up to twelve (12) hours of graduate level course work and must earn a grade point average of at least 3.00 during that period.

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Admission Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education
    • two transcripts from all institutions of higher education that have been attended
    • undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 (or 3.00 in the last 60 hours)
  • GRE scores (if above GPA is not satisfied)
  • an application for admission
  • a letter of interest AND resume
  • two letters of recommendation from former professors and/or employers
  • Interview/Disposition Assessment I
  • Acceptance in a department supported by an approved degree plan 

Conditional Admission

Conditional admission may be granted to advanced candidates who have not satisfied all admission requirements. Candidates admitted conditionally must earn a grade point average of at least 3.00 during their first twelve (12) hours of course work and complete all admission criteria to continue in the program.

Admission to Degree Candidacy

Once candidates have gained regular (unconditional admission) and obtained twelve (12) hours toward their degree programs, they must also apply for admission to degree candidacy.

For Candidates Holding an Initial/Standard Arkansas Teacher’s License
  • regular (unconditional) admission status in a master of education degree program
  • twelve (12) graduate level hours toward specified degree with minimum of 3.0 GPA 
  • an initial/ standard Arkansas Teaching License
  • Interview/Disposition Assessment II 

For Candidates Seeking an Initial Arkansas Teacher’s License
  • Passing Praxis I scores in reading, writing and mathematics
  • application to the School of Education
  • completion of all regular admission requirements
  • twelve (12) graduate level hours toward specified degree with minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Interview/Disposition Assessment II 
All admission decisions are recommended by the Graduate Programs for approval by the School’s Admission, Retention, and Exit Committee.

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Regular (Unconditional) Admission Requirements

  • a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education;
    • two transcripts from all institutions of higher education that have been attended
    • undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 (or 3.00 in the last 60 hours)
  • GRE scores (if above GPA is not satisfied)
  • an application for admission
  • a letter of interest AND resume
  • two letters of recommendation from former professors and/or employers
  • Interview/Disposition Assessment I
  • acceptance in a department supported by an approved degree plan 

Conditional Admission

Conditional admission may be granted to advanced candidates who have not satisfied all admission requirements. Candidates admitted conditionally must earn a grade point average of at least 3.00 during their first twelve (12) hours of course work and complete all admission criteria to continue in the program.

Admission to Degree Candidacy

Once candidates have gained regular (unconditional admission) and obtained twelve (12) hours toward their degree programs, they must also apply for Admission to Degree Candidacy.

For Candidates Holding an Initial/Standard Arkansas Teacher’s License
  • regular (unconditional) admission status in a master of education degree program
  • twelve (12) graduate level hours toward specified degree with minimum 3.0 GPA
  • initial/standard Arkansas Teaching License
  • Interview/disposistion Assessment II

For Candidates Seeking an Initial Arkansas Teacher’s License
  • Passing Praxis I scores in reading, writing and mathematics
  • application to the School of Education
  • completion of all regular admission requirements
  • twelve (12) graduate level hours toward specified degree with minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Interview/Disposition Assessment II

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Regular (Unconditional) Admission Requirements

ALL APPLICATIONS ARE DUE JUNE 1ST.
1. Have a baccalaureate degree and an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.5 or higher
2. Submit, from each college or university attended, official transcripts, mailed directly from the Registrar’s Office. Personal copies are unacceptable.
3. Submit Quantitative, Verbal, and Analytical scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within the past five (5) academic years.
4. Submit (International Students Only) scores of 550 (paper-based version) or above or scores of 213 (computer version) or above on the Test of Written English as a Foreign Language, unless the applicant’s Native language is English, or the applicant has received a baccalaureate or graduate degree from an accredited U.S. institution of higher education. The TEOFL must have been taken within the past two (2) academic years.
5. Submit a 500 – 700 word essay which explains why the applicant is interested in pursuing the Master of Science Degree in Addiction Studies and how the degree will impact his or her life.
6. Submit three (3) letters of recommendation (one from a former professor, if possible) that include references to the applicant’s strengths and weaknesses as a professional in the field of addiction.
7. Complete an interview with the Program Director and/or the Graduate Admissions Committee.
8. Complete on-site at the university a three (3) paragraph writing sample which addresses a current addiction-related or other health-related issue.
9. Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae.
10. Submit a completed Master of Science Degree in Addiction Studies application.
11. Submit a completed Graduate Admissions application.
12. Enroll in only one graduate degree program at a time.
13. Submit a copy of his or her immunization record.
Click here to download an application. 

Transfer Credit

Applicants may transfer a maximum of nine (9) relevant hours of graduate credit from other regionally accredited institutions offering graduate programs. Transfer credits applied toward program requirements must be approved by the Graduate Admissions Committee, where decisions are final. Students wishing to transfer credit must submit official transcripts and other appropriate course identification information directly to the Office of Addiction Studies. Students transferring to the University will be required to complete at least twenty-seven hours of graduate level course work within the curriculum at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff prior to graduation.

Financial Assistance

After being accepted into the Addiction Studies Program as a regularly admitted student, a student may apply for financial assistance; pending the availability of funds offered through the program.

*Funding for the program and financial assistance is provided by the Arkansas master tobacco settlement fund and the Arkansas department of health, tobacco prevention and cessation program. The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and the Master of Science degree in addiction studies are accredited by the higher learning commission: member-north central association, 30 N. LaSalle, suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504. 1-800-621-7440/fax: 312-263-7462.

For more information about financial assistance, please contact the Addiction Studies program at (870) 575-7715.

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Admission Process for Prospective Students

Applicants to the Graduate Agricultural Regulations Program must submit a complete set of application materials to the Center for Regulatory Science. All correspondence regarding admissions should be directed to the Graduate Agricultural Regulations Program Coordinator. The application deadline for fall admission is March 15. The application deadline for spring admission is October 15. A complete application package should be submitted by the appropriate deadline. A complete application includes the following:

1. Application for Admission to the Graduate Agricultural Regulations Program (Download the Admissions Application)
2. Non-refundable $37 application fee
3. Three letters of recommendation
4. A 300-500 word statement of purpose
5. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (minimum 2.7 GPA required)
6. Immunization Records (Copy)
7. Official GRE scores (minimum of 1000) from the general GRE test or similar examination
8. Official TOEFL scores (international applicants only).
Please submit the completed application package to:

Muthusamy Manoharan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor/ Graduate Program Coordinator
Master’s in Agricultural Regulations
Department of Agriculture
144 Woodard Hall
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Pine Bluff, AR 71601
Phone: 870-575-8543

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Admission Requirements and Student Classification

No student will be admitted under any condition unless a faculty member agrees to serve as the student’s advisor. During the application process, the applicant indicates a preferred area of specialization that is referred to the appropriate faculty member for review. This requirement ensures that adequate research facilities and funding will be available upon admission for the student’s thesis work.

Regular Admission
To be admitted as a regular student applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree in a natural science field from an accredited institution and have scored above 550 on the TOEFL (for international students). Applicants must have scored at least 900 on the GRE (Quantitative & Verbal) with a grade point average during the Junior and Senior years of 3.5 or better, or have scored at least 1000 on the GRE with a grade point average during the Junior and Senior years of 3.0 or better.

Provisional Admission
Applicants who meet the GRE and grade point average requirements but have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution in a non-natural science field may be accepted as a provisional student. Provisional students must make up deficiencies through undergraduate course work that will not count for credit toward a degree. The graduate coordinator, the student's advisor, and the department chair will determine the specific course work.

Conditional Admission
Students with a baccalaureate degree in a natural science field from an accredited institution who do not meet the GRE and/or grade point average requirements may be accepted as a conditional student. Conditional acceptance is granted only at the chair’s discretion and is usually reserved for individuals with extensive work experience in the field. Conditional students must earn a GPA of 3.0 or better during their first semester to continue in the program.

Admission Process

Prospective students must submit a complete set of application materials to the Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries. All correspondence regarding admission should be directed to the Aquaculture and Fisheries Graduate Coordinator. Below you will find a list of the application materials needed:
  • Application for Admission to the Aquaculture/Fisheries Degree Program (Form #01)
  • Application for Admission (Form #00)
  • Three letters of Recommendation (Form #02)
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended beyond high school
  • Official TOEFL (iBT) score of 79 or IELTS score of 6.5 (International students). International applicants who hold degrees or diplomas in a related subject from postsecondary institutions in English-speaking countries (e.g. the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand) or who have successfully completed at least a two-year course of study in which English was the language of instruction are not required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.
  • Official GRE scores
  • Immunization Records (Copy)
  • Non-refundable $37 application fee (checks made out to University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff).
  • Affidavit of Support - 1 (Form #16) - (International Students)
  • Affidavit of Support - 2 (Form #17) - (International Students)
  • Financial Statement (Form #18) - (International Students)
Submitting Your Application
Once your packet of application materials is complete, please send all materials to our program coordinator at the following address:
Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
1200 North University Drive
Mail Slot 4912
Pine Bluff, AR 71601 
Application Deadlines
The application deadline for admission to the Master of Science degree program for Fall Semester is June 20. The application deadline for admission to the program for Spring Semester is November 10.

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Division of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
1200 N. University Drive, Mail Slot 4951
Pine Bluff, AR 71601

Dr. George Herts, Interim Dean
hertsg@uapb.edu 

Office: (870) 575-8315
Fax: (870) 575-4632