Admission Process

Bachelor of Science in Education Degree Program

Degree requirements are detailed in the Program Overview. If additional information is needed, contact the HRWD undergraduate program advisor at hrwd@uark.edu or 479-575-4690.

Master of Education Degree Program

All candidates who seek admission to the program must have:

  1. A minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 on the last 60 hours of attempted course work prior to the receipt of the baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. If the GPA is less than a 3.0 but at least 2.7 on the last 60 credit hours of attempted baccalaureate course work, the applicant may be considered for admission by special consideration, which includes satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  2. GRE scores from the past five years.
  3. A conferred baccalaureate degree (excluding professional degrees) from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Degree Program

Applicants may obtain detailed instructions for application to the program at the Global Campus website. You may also e-mail RHRCgrad@uark.edu with questions about the admissions process. The Human Resource and Workforce Development Education faculty considers the following factors important in determining admission to the program:

  1. Demonstration of interest in a career in human resource and workforce development education through an interview with the department's admissions committee.
  2. Evidence of potential to contribute to the advancement of the field of workforce development education through research and professional leadership.
  3. Previous work experience.
  4. Commitment to a blended delivery program.
  5. Graduate grade point average
  6. Old Graduate Record Examination Score: 1000 combined scores of verbal and quantitative, and a 4.0 on analytical writing.
  7. New Graduate Record Examination Score: Verbal – 153; Quantitative – 150; and a 4.0 on analytical writing. Scores are valid for five years.

In addition to meeting university requirements for admission to the Graduate School, applicants must apply to the Human Resource and Workforce Development Education program by submitting an application for admission specific to the Ed.D program in Human Resource and Workforce Development Education, an autobiographical sketch, and a resume via e-mail to RHRCgrad@uark.edu.

Please Note: Interviews are held two times per year, once for fall admission and once for spring admission. Your application must be complete by the following deadlines:

Fall admission: March 15
Spring admission: Oct. 15

Applicants must have submitted their application, application fee, official GRE scores, and transcripts to the University of Arkansas Graduate School as well as have submitted the required program materials for the Ed.D. degree program, including application, resume, and biographical sketch to the department by the deadlines stated above.

Degree requirements are detailed in the Program Overview. If additional information is needed, contact the HRWD undergraduate program advisor at hrwd@uark.edu or 479-575-4690.