All application materials are submitted to the graduate office. Students will be notified in writing when they have been admitted. Admission to the School of Graduate Studies at SAU does not imply admission to a graduate degree program. Some graduate programs have additional admission requirements. Applicants must be in good standing with the institution they last attended in order to be eligible for admission to Southern Arkansas University.

Application Deadlines

Applications and all admission documents (transcripts and test scores) must be received by the following deadlines to avoid a late fee:

  • Fall Semester: July 20
  • Spring Semester: December 1
  • Summer I: April 1
  • Summer II: June 1

Step 1

Submit an application.

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Step 2

Submit official transcript sent directly from the university where you have obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

Please send official transcript to:ORPlease send electronic transcript to (Preferred: E-Scrip-Safe or Speede):
School of Graduate Studies
P.O. Box 9302
Magnolia, AR 71754

Step 3

Submit graduate entrance test score.

  • MAT- Miller Analogies Test (Institution code for SAU is 1849)
  • GRE- Graduate Record Examination (Institution code for SAU is 6661)
  • GMAT- Graduate Management Admission Test (for MBA)

    • GMAT scores can be retrieved online by the graduate office at least 20 days after the test is taken.

Note: GMAT and GRE scores are accepted for admission to the MBA program as long as the GRE to GMAT conversion score meets the existing admission formula guidelines.

The undergraduate grade point average requirement and admission test requirement are waived for a students holding a master’s degree from an accredited institution with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above.

Step 4

Submit proof of immunizations (MMR)

Note: Only required for the students who will be living on campus.

Please note

Your admissions status will only be determined when the steps above have been completed.

Unconditional Admission Status
Conditional Admission Status
Non-degree admission to the School of Graduate Studies

Mailing Address

School of Graduate Studies
P. O. Box 9302
Magnolia, AR 71754