The programs offer applied research in a broad set of emphasis areas, including applied chemistry, applied biosciences, applied physics, materials, nanotechnology, computational science, applied mathematics, and environmental science.
The Applied Science department offers two degrees, the Doctor of Philosophy and the Master of Science. Each degree has multiple emphases. Faculty housed in other departments in both the CALS and the Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology (EIT) participate in the emphasis tracks.
The Master of Science degree is an interdisciplinary program designed to advance a student’s knowledge beyond the baccalaureate degree and to teach the student how to approach a research project. Students may either pursue a generic applied science master’s degree or, with sufficient specialized course work, may earn a master’s degree in applied physics.
The degree is designed for students with a wide variety of research and/or curricular interests in science and engineering. The thesis option includes a proposal defense and a thesis defense, and provides the student with an opportunity to carry out thesis-based research. The non-thesis option includes a comprehensive exam and a project. The student choosing the non-thesis option will have three different alternatives to satisfy the comprehensive exam and project requirement. These alternatives are intended to cater to students who
- are in the Applied Science (ASCI) Ph.D. program and want to acquire the ASCI M.S. degree since they satisfy a majority of the cognate requirements, or
- want to complete some of the requirements of the ASCI Ph.D. as a precursor to applying for admission to the Ph.D. program, or
- want to complete a predominately course based master’s degree.
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Programme StructureThesis Option
The thesis subject is selected by the student and the Student Advisory Committee at least one year prior to the oral defense.
After the candidate has completed eighteen credit hours of graded course work, the candidate may attempt the comprehensive exams. The comprehensive exam requirement must be passed in no more than two attempts.
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed
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- Completed a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited undergraduate program;
- Maintained a cumulative grade point average (GPA) or 3.0 in undergraduate degree;
- Completed at least 3 hours of undergraduate psychology coursework with an understanding of the broad field of psychology;
- Completed undergraduate course work (at least 6 hours) in statistics and research methods receiving at least a “B” in each of those courses;
- Received at least the following on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 151 GRE-Verbal and 146 GRE-Quantitative Reasoning with at least a 3.5 on the Analytical Writing.
- Submitted a letter of intent.
- Submitted letters of recommendation. Applicants should obtain three letters of recommendation from college or university faculty familiar with the applicant’s academic work. These letters should be on college or university letterhead and sent directly to the UALR Graduate School.
International725 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
National725 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
In-State320 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 320 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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