An applicant who has completed a baccalaureate degree and is interested in pursuing a master or doctoral degree is considered a graduate student for purposes of admission to the University of Central Arkansas. All questions concerning Graduate enrollment must be directed to the UCA Graduate School.


 1. Apply for Admission

To begin the process, visit the Graduate School website.

There you apply for admission and pay the $25.00 nonrefundable Graduate School application fee. Once you have completed this step, your application can be processed.


2. Submit All Application Materials

Applicants are responsible for confirming receipt of application materials, such as:

Graduate Admissions Examinations
To supplement other evidence of preparation for graduate work, the Graduate School requires departments to use a standardized admission test such as the General Test of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). These examinations will not replace other records of achievement as a basis for admission to graduate studies, but they will offer additional evidence concerning the qualifications of students desiring to undertake graduate work. Accountancy (MAcc) and the MBA program require either the GMAT or the GRE. College of Education Programs require either Praxis I, GRE, or a valid standard educator license. All other programs require the GRE. Visit the Graduate School application policies page for more details.

Additional Requirements: In addition to your application to Graduate School, many graduate programs require supplemental forms and documents be submitted to their department. Please visit the department’s website and/or contact the director of the program to which you are applying for more information.


3. Receive Notification from the UCA Graduate School

The UCA Graduate School will notify you of the decision on your application by mail. Once you receive this notification, you may schedule a time with your department to get advised and register for courses.