All applicants to the Program in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies must be admitted to the University of Arkansas Graduate School via a separate application. The Graduate School sets the minimum admission requirements for all graduate students at the University of Arkansas, such as having a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with a grade point average of 3.0 (on a scale of 4) or above in the last 60 hours of coursework. See the Graduate School Page for more information and visit this page for further instructions: http://www.uark.edu/depts/gradinfo/forms/student/appl-instruct.pdf
Applicants whose native language is not English must present satisfactory scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL, our institution code is 6866) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The University defines a minimum satisfactory score on TOEFL as 550 (paper-based)/213 (computer-based), 80 on the new ITB (Internet Based TOEFL), or 6.5 on the IELTS for admission and the test must have been taken within two years immediately preceding the requested semester of admission and be valid at the time of enrollment. No other measures of English proficiency are accepted by the University of Arkansas for the purpose of gaining admission.
Application Materials Required for the Program
The following application materials must be submitted in support of any application to the Program in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, at either the MA or PhD level:
All application materials should be submitted directly to:
Prof. M. Keith Booker, Director of Program in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies
Department of English, 333 Kimpel Hall, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701