Individuals wishing to apply for a PhD program should complete the online application for admission. If you are unable to complete the application online, please contact
us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Additionally, individuals should consult the Application Instructions to determine what other items need to be submitted in conjunction with their application
to the Graduate School of Business.
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. Please
call 479-575-2851 to pay with a credit card.
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.Letters of recommendation are confidential, and will not be released to the applicant.
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.
Which test is accepted for the program and when is the deadline to apply?
|PhD in Accounting
|PhD in Economics
|PhD in Finance
|PhD in Information Systems
|PhD in Management
|PhD in Marketing
|PhD in Supply Chain Management
- Summary of Educational Experience Form
- Supplemental and Financial Information Form
- All international applicants must take the TOEFL. A spoken English test score is required
of all international PhD applicants and the internet-based TOEFL is our recommended
test. You may take the IELTS Academic or the PTE-A as an alternative.
We require a minimum score of 79 on Internet-based TOEFL, a minimum score of 6.5 on
the IELTS Academic, or a minimum score of 58 on the PTE-A. We require a minimum score
of 26 on the speaking section of the internet-based TOEFL, a minimum of 7.0 on the
speaking section of the IELTS Academic, or a minimum of 71 on the speaking section
of the PTE-A.
Non-native speakers of English, regardless of citizenship, must demonstrate competency
in both spoken and written English to be eligible for a graduate assistantship that
requires direct contact with students in a teaching or tutorial role, in a traditional
classroom setting or via distance education. This includes non-native speakers of
English who have earned a previous degree in the United States.
Competency in spoken English may be demonstrated by:
Submitting a test score of at least 7 on the IELTS Academic (speaking) sub-test, 26
on the Internet-based TOEFL (speaking) sub-test, 71 on the PTE-A (speaking) sub-test,
or “pass” on the Spoken Language Proficiency Test (SLPT) and
Competency in written English may be demonstrated by:
a. Submitting a test score of at least a 6.0 on the IELTS Academic (writing) subtest,
26 on the Internet-based TOEFL (writing) subtest, a 4.0 on the GRE, a 4.5 on the GMAT
(analytical writing) subtest, a 71 on the PTE-A (writing) sub-test, or a 75 on the
English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT)
b. Concurrently enrolling in ELAC 2033 Reading and Writing II and ELAC 0011 Grammar
OR ELAC 2033 Research Writing for Non-Native Speakers and ELAC 0011 Writing Workshop:
Grammar through Editing via placement by test scores (5.5 IELTS Academic writing sub-test,
23 Internet-based TOEFL writing sub-test, 3.5 GRE or 4.0 GMAT analytical writing subtest,
62 PTE-A writing sub-test, or 70 on the ELPT). The Graduate Coordinator or Department
Chair must request this option.