Admission

Applications for admission to the Journalism graduate program are considered once they have been approved by the Graduate School and are forwarded to the journalism school. In addition to the materials submitted to the Graduate School, applicants should send directly to the School of Journalism and Strategic Media:

  • An official record of Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) scores; a minimum score of 300 on the verbal and quantitative parts of the GRE (including a minimum score of 151 on the verbal part), and a minimum score of 4.5 on the analytical writing section. 
  • A letter stating the prospective student’s interest in the Journalism graduate program and detailing any professional journalism experience.
  • Supplemental information relevant to the application may also be included.

Students who have been admitted to the Graduate School but do not fully meet the requirements for admission to the Journalism program may be considered for provisional or conditional admission subject to certain conditions. In such cases students may be required to complete specified undergraduate Journalism courses and maintain a specified grade average in order to qualify for full admission. Please contact the Journalism Graduate Director, Dale Carpenter (dcarpent@uark.edu), if you have any questions regarding provisional or conditional admission.

Students may also be required to meet certain prerequisites in order to take graduate courses in the second field of study. A heavy emphasis is placed on writing and students should have strong writing skills.

Domestic Applicants

Information on how to apply is obtained from the University of Arkansas Graduate School. You can find application information on the Graduate School under "Future Students" here, or you can download an application form from the Graduate School websiteFill out the online application or complete the paper form, and send the current processing fee to the Graduate School. For online applications, the fee may be paid by credit card. You will be asked to have two copies of your official transcripts sent from every college or university you have attended in addition to the application and processing fee. 

You can view the current graduate course catalog at catalog.uark.edu, or view archived versions at catalogofstudies.uark.edu

Admission to Graduate Standing may be classified as regular admission, letter of good standing, one-semester only, readmission, and conditional admission. Please see the current catalog for more information.

Contact the Graduate School:

Graduate School
119 Ozark hall
340 N. Campus Drive
1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, Ar 72701
Phone: 501-575-4401
Toll-free: 1-866-234-3957
Email: gradinfo@uark.edu

International Applicants

The International Admissions Office provides evaluation services to the Graduate School for all international graduate applicants. Contact the office by phone at 1-479-575-6246 or by e-mail at iao@uark.edu.

For more information, see the following:

 

Contact International Admissions:

International Admissions Office
213 Ozark hall
340 N. Campus Drive
1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, Ar 72701
Phone:1-479-575-6246
Fax: 1-479-575-5055
Email: iao@uark.edu