Admission Process


Applicants for graduate studies must meet entry requirements of the Graduate School and the Department of Horticulture.

 

Horticulture M.S. requirements

  • B.S. from accredited institution with GPA >3.00*
  • GRE scores (verbal + quantitative) >1,000*
    • minimum: >400 for verbal, >500 for quantitative and 4.0 for writing
  • New GRE test scores*
    • minimum: >146 for verbal, >144 for quantitative and 4.0 for writing
  • Suitable preparation in horticulture or related areas
  • International Students TOEFL score
    • minimum: >92 internet-based/580 paper and >4.5 on TWE
  • A statement of purpose letter that describes who you are, your professional career goals, the reasons why you want to study for a Horticulture graduate degree and the area(s) of Horticulture you wish to study emailed to Dr. Wayne Mackay.  

 

Horticulture Ph.D. requirements

  • M.S. research thesis degree or B.S. degree in Horticulture or related sciences from an accredited institution 
  • GPA requirements
    • M.S. research thesis degree >3.5
    • B.S. degree >3.65 and have had research experience with publishable research results
  • GRE scores (verbal + quantitative) >1,100
    • minimum: >500 for verbal, >600 for quantitative and 4.0 for writing
  • New GRE test scores
    • minimum: >153 for verbal, >148 for quantitative and 4.0 for writing
  • Suitable preparation for the Horticulture graduate program
  • International Students TOEFL score
    • minimum: >92 internet-based/580 paper and >4.5 on TWE
  • A statement of purpose letter that describes who you are, your professional career goals, the reasons why you want to study for a Horticulture graduate degree and the area(s) of Horticulture you wish to study emailed to Dr. Wayne Mackay.  

 

Graduate School requirements

 

*Applicants with lower than the required GPA or GRE score may be admitted conditionally into the M.S. degree program. Conditionally accepted students must achieve a GPA of at least 3.0 for the first 12 hours of graduate coursework to achieve regular student status.

 


 

Application 

 

How to Apply

Complete and submit an application for graduate studies (M.S. or Ph.D.) that is available at http://graduate-recruitment.uark.edu/applying/index.php. Submit your application and the documents required by the Graduate School (transcripts, TOEFL, GRE, etc.). 

 

Email the following documents to Wayne Mackay (mackay@uark.edu) or mail to: Department of Horticulture, University of Arkansas, 316 Plant Sciences Building, Fayetteville, AR 72701.   

  • a statement of purpose letter that describes who you are, your professional career goals, the reasons why you want to study for a Horticulture graduate degree and the area(s) of Horticulture you wish to study
  • graduate assistantship application form (if applicable) 

 

*The Graduate School will send instructions for three letters of recommendations to be submitted online.

 

Application Deadlines

 

Semester       

Application Deadline 

Fall       August 1
Spring December 1
Summer  April 15

 

 

Applications received after the deadline will be considered for admission based on departmental requirements and the availability of positions and funding.

 

The Review Process

The Graduate School will review applications to determine qualifications based on the Graduate School requirements. Applications are then forwarded to the Department of Horticulture for review by the Graduate Program Coordinator and faculty to determine acceptance based on departmental requirements and to determine the appropriate faculty advisor.