Approved Programs of Study

The University of Arkansas-Fayetteville has 10 colleges and schools offering more than 200 academic programs, including bachelor’s degrees in 75 areas of study.  The UA maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio of 19:1 that promotes personal attention and mentoring opportunities.  We are a student-centered, state-supported, research university at the forefront of discovery and committed to enriching the global community.

For more information on our Graduate School and degree program offerings, links to International Admissions, the Spring International Language Center intensive English program here on our campus, and more, please visit our Graduate and International Education website at Graduate School and International Education

Visit our Catalog of Studies for information on all degree programs and course listings and other links at Catalog of Studies

Note:  Sponsored students are not allowed by immigration to pursue online-only degree programs in the U.S. and must have written sponsor approval or online course Financial Guarantee on file with our office before enrolling in any on-line course taken here at the UA.  The online course must fulfill degree requirements.  Sponsored students must meet all sponsor and academic program requirements for degree completion.    


Approved Programs of Study for Undergraduate Students

Most, but not all academic degree-track programs at the undergraduate level are approved for study.  Undergraduate international students should not apply for the Bachelor’s in Nursing program.  Contact our Sponsored Students and Special Programs office at with any questions. 


Approved Programs of Study for Graduate Students

Some graduate-level degree programs offer conditional admission for international students.  Graduate-level degree programs offering consideration for conditional admission require international applicants meet all academic requirements and minimums upon application; however, they may consider international students who do not yet have proof of English proficiency and official GRE scores.  Departments have final say over all their application, admission, and degree requirements. 

Graduate Programs Allowing Consideration for Graduate Student Conditional Admission: 

  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Microelectronics-Photonics
  • Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies
  • Statistics and Analytics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • History
  • Political Science and Public Administration
  • Physics
  • Geosciences

Note:  This is a partial list.  Please contact our SSSP office at with any questions.


 Graduate Programs, Departments, and Colleges Not Allowing Graduate Student Conditional Admission:   

  • Sam M. Walton Graduate School of Business
  • School of Human Environmental Sciences
  • College of Education and Health Professions
  • School of Law
  • School of Art
  • MFA in Theatre
  • Environmental Dynamics
  • Architecture
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • All engineering departments except Electrical Engineering
  • All interdisciplinary programs except:
    • Cell and Molecular Biology
    • Microelectronics-Photonics
    • Statistics and Analytics
  • Chemistry
  • School of Music
  • Anthropology
  • Operations Management
  • Poultry Science
  • Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders
  • Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Biology
  • Food Science
  • Public Policy
  • Social Work and Sociology
  • Clinton School of Public Service

Note:  This is a partial list.  Please contact our SSSP office at with any questions.  


Online-Only Programs

Sponsored students are not allowed by immigration to pursue online-only degree programs in the United States.  Therefore, International students may not apply to these degree programs at the UA for study in the U.S. 

  • M.Ed. in Special Education
  • M.S. in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • M.Ed. Educational Technology
  • M.Ed. Educational Statistics
  • M.Ed. and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership
  • M.Ed. and Ed.D. in Human Resource and Workforce Development Education