How to Apply

Steps in the Application Process  – This is a printable checklist of the steps necessary to complete the application process.

Online UAMS Graduate School Application –  In order to apply for the Doctoral Program, a UAMS graduate school application must be completed. Please follow this link for online application information.

Application – The Doctoral Program also requires a separate Doctoral Program Application.

International Student Information – In addition to the Doctoral Program Application, international students must follow the UAMS graduate school requirements for the application process.

Ph.D. Program Dismissal Policy – Students admitted to the program need to be aware of the following conditions that result in dismissal from the doctoral program and the policies for appeal.

Essential Functions of Doctoral Students – Lists the essential functions of Doctoral Students for program admission and continuance

**All accepted applicants must consent to a criminal background check and drug screen prior to matriculation. Background checks and drug screens are required by most clinical sites during the didactic and clinical phase of the program. Matriculation into the program is contingent upon acceptable background check and drug screen results. Adverse results of a background check will be considered on an individual basis and may result in an inability to matriculate into the program. Enrolled students may be randomly drug tested throughout the curriculum and clinical sites may require updated background checks. More information about the requirement will be provided to accepted applicants.