Admission Requirements

Undergraduate Program

For acceptance into the undergraduate program in Public Health, applicants must meet the general admission requirements of the University of Arkansas.

Graduate Program

For acceptance to the master’s degree program in Community Health Promotion, the program area requires in addition to the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School, an undergraduate degree in Community Health Promotion or a related field and the following admission standards: an overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 (or if the overall undergraduate GPA is between 2.70 and 2.99, the student must have a 3.00 GPA on the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work, excluding student teaching, or a GRE score of 297 on the combined verbal and quantitative parts of the general test). Further, a curriculum vitae and 500-word interest statement must be submitted for program admission consideration. Note — In order to be admitted to the U of A Graduate School all applicants must submit GRE scores. Priority deadline for summer and fall admission is March 1, and spring admission is November 1. Priority consideration for graduate assistantship positions is Jan. 15.  Preference will be given to those applications received prior to the deadline, but applications received after the deadline may be reviewed on a case by case basis.

For acceptance to the Ph.D. program in Community Health Promotion, the applicant must have completed a master’s degree or its equivalent in community health promotion or a closely related field and meet general admission requirements of the Graduate School. An application should include identification of applicant’s objectives, supportive background information including three letters of recommendation supporting the applicant’s ability to successfully pursue a Ph.D. in community health promotion; a GPA of at least 3.00 on all graduate course work;  an acceptable score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE); statement of interest; and vitae. Furthermore, before program admission is granted, a faculty member must agree to serve as mentor. It is the applicant's responsibilty to identify and secure a faculty mentor. Facutly mentor and mentee should have similar research interests. Additional prerequisites may be prescribed after review of the application materials. Note - Priority deadline for summer and fall admission is February 1, and spring admission is October 1.  Preference will be given to those applications received prior to the deadline, but applications received after the deadline may be reviewed on a case by case basis. Priority consideration for graduate assistantship positions is Jan. 15.

Application forms can be found on the Graduate School website.