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Integrated Science and Mathematics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) , AR,
The Master of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics (MSISM) degree is designed to serve populations of graduate students whose interests and needs for professional development transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries.


The program gives the student the opportunity to combine graduate courses from many departments, allowing them to design a program to suit their needs. Courses address the challenges and methods of study in such areas as STEM education environmental science, forensic sciences, integrated natural and life sciences, and mathematics disciplines. Students pursuing this degree will be able to construct a variety of rigorous, innovative, and non-traditional interdisciplinary programs.

Students in this program come from a variety of undergraduate fields, including biology, chemistry, environmental health sciences, earth sciences-geology, physics, health sciences, and mathematics. Professionals currently employed in environmental sciences, medical research support, and forensic science and others who are interested in integrating the sciences would particularly benefit from this degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Integrated Science Methods
  • Independent Study
  • Internship in Integrated Science and Mathematics
  • Special Topics
  • Higher Order Thinking in Science
  • Cooperative Education in Integrated Science
  • Thesis Research

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Official copies of all transcripts.
  • GPA of at least 2.75 overall, or 3.0 in the last 60 hours.
  • Three letters of reference.
  • A 1-2 page Statement of Career and Education Objectives.
  • A 1-2 page Curriculum Vita or Resume.
  • A minimum score of 147 on the verbal and 147 on the quantitative sections of the GRE general section. GRE tests must have been taken within the last five years. Applicants with a 3.5 or greater GPA on their last 60 hours are not required to take the GRE.
  • International students must present TOEFL scores. Minimum scores for acceptance are 525 on the paper-based test or 195 on the computer-based version.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    725 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 725 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    725 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 725 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 320 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Little Rock

  • 875 - 1320 USD/month
    Living Costs

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