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.
When is the deadline to apply for the employee tuition discount?
The deadline is usually no later than the last day of regular registration but check the tuition discount page on the HR website for the most accurate information. Get registration dates on the Registrar’s site.
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
This information and more can be found at
I am having trouble with Blackboard, what do I do?
- Reach out to course instructor
- Reach out to Crystin Mullins
- Email: email@example.com
- Cell: 501-831-5603
- Reach out to Blackboard Help
- Email: HelpDesk@uams.edu
- Phone: 501-686-8555
Where can I find the UAMS Graduate School Academic Calendar?
Where can I find the UAMS Holiday Schedule?
This can be found on the HR website. Click the Holidays link for the most recent information.
Where can I find a map of the buildings/parking areas?
Download the Path.way Guide (PDF)
How does parking work at UAMS?
- Information regarding parking on campus
- Direct link to Parking Application
- Direct link to Parking Application Status
Contact the DBMI Education Coordinator, Crystin Mullins, at firstname.lastname@example.org.