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College of Education UCA provides more than 10 excellent graduate degree programs and more than a dozen graduate certificate or post-master’s certificate programs for professional educators. These graduate programs are offered largely online to accommodate the work lives of busy professionals. Online courses are taught by regular UCA faculty, offering the convenience of remote and in-person interaction as needed.

College of Fine Arts and Communication The College of Fine Arts and Communication offers exceptional graduate programs in filmmaking, creative writing, and music. The college’s primary mission is to prepare the next generation of artists, communicators, and scholars not only to participate in their various disciplines, but also to provide leadership in their fields.

College of Health and Behavioral Sciences UCA awards more undergraduate and graduate degrees in the health and behavioral sciences than any other fouryear university in Arkansas. Graduates of the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences receive multiple job offers in careers that make a significant difference in the lives of others.

College of Liberal Arts Many employers consider liberal arts study the best preparation for a professional career. This is because the liberal arts emphasize broad knowledge, intellectual skills and personal and social responsibility. Graduate degrees range from geographic information systems and community development to English, history, and Spanish.

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COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

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Most programs at UCA include part-time or full-time course loads with online and face-to-face class options. Consult each program for details.

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College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics graduates are sought out by potential employers and doctoral programs. In our programs students perform cutting-edge research, using the latest technologies; they present and publish their work in national and international conferences and journals. Graduates go on to work in major corporations and laboratories across the country and world.

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The College has over 75 graduate students who are taught by over 70 faculty that teach in the undergraduate and graduate programs. The program has one of the most active internship programs in the state. Students within the College of Business are finding work at major companies that recruit at UCA first in the state.

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graduate programs of study

Discover your path to an exciting future in a uca graduate program

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Whatever path you envision, UCA has the program and the people to propel you onward. We have 55 graduate degree programs including 6 doctoral programs. We have renowned educators and administrators with a proven record of helping our graduates achieve fulfilling careers.

AFFORDABILITY

UCA offers one of the best values in graduate education. Take advantage of our competitive tuition rates and available financial aid for qualifying students.

ACCESS

As a graduate student at UCA, you will gain access to a rich and diverse learning experience. UCA students are motivated to learn and grow. They take full advantage of the graduate opportunities, achieving both personal and professional growth as they pursue their educational and career ambitions. UCA alumni are leaders in numerous professional fields, and create powerful networks for graduate students to succeed.

Accountancy (MAcc) Business Administration (MBA) Educational Leadership (EdS) Advanced Studies in Teacher Leadership (MSE) College Student Personnel Services and Administration (MS) Instructional Technologies (MS) Library Media and Information Technologies (MS) Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Reading (MSE) School Counseling (MS) School Leadership, Management, and Administration (MS) Special Education (MSE) ¹ Collaborative Instructional Specialist, ¹ Ages 0-8 ¹ Grades 4-12 Post-Master’s Certificate Programs School and District Leadership ¹ Gifted/Talented Program Administration ¹ Special Education Program Administration ¹ Adult Education Program Administration ¹ Curriculum Administration ¹ Building-Level Administration ¹ District-Level Administration

INTERDISCIPLINARY PhD IN LEADERSHIP (LEAD) Housed in the UCA Graduate School, the Interdisciplinary PhD in Leadership is a unique doctoral program to Arkansas and the region. The program is taught by faculty from a variety of disciplines.

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Graduate Certificate Programs Instructional Facilitator Instructional Technology ¹ Distance Education ¹ Media Design and Development ¹ Technical Support Gifted/Talented Education Special Education ¹ Instructional Specialist P-4 ¹ Instructional Specialist 4-12 PhD=Doctor of Philosophy EdS=Educational Specialist DNP=Doctor of Nursing Practice DPT=Doctor of Physical Therapy MA=Master of Arts MFA= Master of Fine Arts MS=Master of Science MSE=Master of Science in Education MM=Master of Music MAcc=Master of Accountancy MSN=Master of Science in Nursing MBA=Master of Business Administration MGIS=Master of Geographic Information Systems

College of Fine Arts and communication Creative Writing (MFA) Digital Filmmaking (MFA) Music (MM) Graduate Certificate Programs Music

College of Health and Behavioral Sciences Communication Sciences and Disorders (PhD) (MS) Community Counseling (MS) Counseling Psychology (MS) Family and Consumer Sciences (MS) Health Sciences (MS) Kinesiology (MS) Physical Therapy (PhD) (DPT) Occupational Therapy (MS) Nursing (DNP) (MSN) School Psychology (PhD) (MS) Post-Master’s Certificate Programs Adult Nurse Practitioner Clinical Nurse Leader Family Nurse Practitioner Nurse Educator School Psychology

College of Liberal Arts Community and Economic Development (MS) English (MA) Geographic Information Systems (MGIS) History (MA) Spanish (MA)

ADMISSIONS To be granted regular admission to graduate school, students must have: 

Obtained a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution;

 Achieved a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.7 on a scale of 4.0 or at least a 3.0 in the last 60 hours of study;  Achieved a minimum 3.0 GPA on any graduate course work previously taken at another accredited institution;  Submitted required test scores (GMAT, GRE, PRAXIS I) or hold a valid standard educator license for College of Education applicants; and  Met any additional program admission requirements (eg: minimum test scores, interview, statement of purpose) specified by the department/program. (See program requirements in the Graduate Bulletin.)

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FINANCIAL AID The UCA Office of Financial Aid provides financial counselors to support and guide students through the financial process. Almost 90% of UCA students receive some financial aid. If you want to see how much financial aid you’ll need and how much you can receive, check out our free financial aid net price calculator at uca.edu/financialaid. You should apply as early as possible for both admissions and financial aid. For additional information, call UCA’s Office of Financial Aid at (501) 450-3140 or email finaid@uca.edu.

Graduate Certificate Programs Geographic Information Systems

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Applied Computing (MS) Applied Mathematics (MS) Biology (MS) Mathematics Education (MA)

GRADUATE SCHOOL Leadership (PhD)

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS Please check with each degree program for scholarships or other opportunities for special funding. To apply for assistantships or fellowships, contact the Graduate School at ucagradschool@uca.edu or visit uca.edu/graduate.


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