Individuals wishing to apply for a Ph.D. program should complete the online application for admission. If you are unable to complete the application online, or should you
need to send in supporting documentation, please email us at email@example.com .
Application Fee (NON-REFUNDABLE)
A $60.00 application fee must accompany application materials. The fee must be made
payable to the University of Arkansas in U.S. dollars, drawn on a U.S. bank. The application
fee is non-refundable and no application will be processed without the fee.
A copy of a current résumé is required. Be certain that your résumé indicates your
full-time and part-time employment history, extracurricular collegiate, professional,
and community activities, honors and awards, and foreign language proficiency.
Official transcripts from each college or university you attended, undergraduate and
graduate, are required. Course work completed at one institution and posted on the
transcript of a second institution is not acceptable. A transcript from the original
institution is required (this includes summer course work, exchange programs, etc.).
The registrar must seal the envelope, sign his/her name across the seal, and return
the transcripts to you or mail them directly to us.
If you cannot send electronic copies of transcripts or letters of recommendations,
please mail the items to: Sam M. Walton College of Business, Graduate School of Business
– Admissions Department, Willard J. Walker Hall – Rm 310, Fayetteville, AR 72701.
Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation are required in support of your application. One should
come from an individual who is familiar with your scholastic record and one should
come from an individual who is familiar with your professional performance. The third
letter can be from either a second academic or professional reference or from someone
who knows you well and is familiar with your potential as a graduate student.
Personal Statement of Objectives
Include ways in which you have been influenced by past academic and work experiences,
personal strengths and weaknesses, career goals, research interests, and benefits
you anticipate from this program. Length should be kept to one-to-two pages.
Official GMAT or GRE Score Report
We require that the test administrator submit your score directly to the University
of Arkansas. The appropriate test must be taken within five years of the semester
in which you wish to enroll. Your application will not be processed until we have
received your official GMAT or GRE score. Visit our Application Deadlines page to see which tests are accepted.
Please note that applicants for a doctoral program at the University of Arkansas have
a secondary language requirement if they are awarded a graduate assistantship. Successful
applicants must meet an additional speaking and writing language score to begin the
teaching duties of their assistantship. This second requirement cannot be waived,
although it can be met after arrival upon approval by the Graduate School of Business.
Please review the International Admissions website for the minimum speaking and writing
Tests and Minimum Scores for Teaching Assistantships
Tests and Minimum Scores for Teaching Assistantships can be found at the Graduate School and International Admissions site.