How long is the program?
This will depend on how many courses you take per semester. Our Ph.D. program has a minimum of 55 credit hours; Masters requires 36 credit hours; and a certificate requires 15 credit hours.
What scenario would you have to take more than 55 credit hours for a Ph.D. Program?
The doctoral degree is awarded to students who complete a minimum of 72 graduate semester credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree as required by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE). Students with no previous graduate credit will be required to complete additional hours beyond the 55-credit hour minimum that are required for the degree to fulfill the ADHE requirement.
How much does a credit hour cost?
Please see the Graduate School – Tuition and Fees page for the most up to date information.
Is this program offered online or in classroom setting?
Our program is offered on campus. All of our classes are also streamed via Blackboard synchronously and asynchronously.
Where do I find a list of the DBMI course descriptions?
DBMI Course Descriptions can be found on pages 73-77 of the UAMS Graduate School Common Catalog.
If you are currently enrolled in the certificate program and decide you want to continue on to your Master’s or Ph.D. program, what is the process?
You must create a new application and apply like you did for the Certificate program. Transcripts and test scores submitted with your certificate application can be transferred to your new application; however, you must submit a new written statement, updated resume/CV, and three new letters of recommendation.
Do you need to have an Advisor lined up prior to enrollment?
No, we will help you find the best match according to your interests.
Employee Tuition Discount
Where can I look to find UAMS jobs that are currently available?
UAMS jobs can be found on the UAMS Jobs website.
How do you apply for the employee tuition discount?
The employee must complete and submit the Online Tuition Discount Form.
How often do you have to complete the employee tuition discount form?
Employees must complete the form prior to every semester they are enrolled in courses
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