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How To Apply

These are the basic steps for applying to a A-State Graduate School (master’s, specialist or doctoral). Your materials will be reviewed by both Graduate Admissions and the Graduate Degree Program to which you’ve applied.  If you have questions, please contact us at A-State Graduate Admissions.

1. Submission of Application Materials

Closely observe the deadline and required materials set by your graduate program of interest, including any additional documents requested of students who are seeking departmental funding through assistantships or fellowships. Complete the application and fax, e-mail or mail any materials that could not be submitted online to ASU Graduate Admissions.

General documents needed in the application process:
  • A completed online application accompanied by the appropriate application fee ($30 for U.S. applicants/$40 for International applicants, $50 for Doctoral applicants), along with the required documents for that specific graduate program. See program website for specific required documents.  (There may be separate application forms for some of our programs, as noted on the departments websites.)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended since leaving high school. Transcripts must be mailed directly from the institutions previous attended. If you are a graduate of ASU, we will obtain your transcript for you.
  • All students are required to present written documentation of measles, mumps and rubella immunization. This immunization must have been received after the first birthday and after January 1, 1968.
  • Arkansas law requires that in order to be eligible for enrollment at a public institution of higher learning a male applicant, between the ages of 18 and 25, who is a U.S. citizen must be registered or be exempt from registration with the selective service system.
  • If a standardized test is required for your major, you may contact the Testing Center at Arkansas State University at 870-972-2038 for information regarding tests and test dates.

2. Review by the Academic Program

Once an applicant has submitted all required documents to Graduate Admissions, the admissions committee for that particular academic program will review their applicant file and make their decisions regarding admission.

3. Final Review by the Graduate School

Once the Graduate School receives the academic program’s admission decision, they email a copy of that Notice of Admission Decision to the applicant, unless the program notifies their applicants directly. 

4. Admission

If accepted into the degree program to which you applied, Graduate Admissions will admit you to the University and email you a copy of your Notice of Admission, unless that program notifies their accepted applicants directly.  Admitted applicants need to check with their assigned Advisor noted on their Notice of Admission, in order to be able to register for the semester.