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How To Apply

These are basic steps for applying to a degree program (master’s, specialist or doctoral). Your materials will be reviewed by both the Office of the Graduate School and the degree program to which you’ve applied.

1. Submission of Application Materials

Closely observe the deadline and required materials set by your academic 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, 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 to make the necessary arrangements for testing.

2. Review by the Academic Program

The admissions committee for each academic program decides who will be accepted, based on their eligibility requirements. During this process, the committee will review all documents submitted in the application packet and will make their decisions based on eligibility.

3. Final Review by the Graduate School

The Graduate School receives the academic program’s recommendation and completes a final review of your file, checking to make sure you meet the minimum requirements.

4. Admission

If you are 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 Decision form. Be sure to check with the advisor you have been assigned in order to be able to register for the semester.