The following materials are requested from all applicants to the program, including students currently enrolled in University of Arkansas degree programs:

  • UA Graduate School application form (opens in new window);
  • UA Graduate School assistantship form (opens in new window) (if applying for financial support);
  • Official transcripts from all colleges & universities attended; if a student is a student at the U of AR we do not need their transcripts
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores including the verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing components; If the student is here at the U of AR we do not need the GRE resent. The GRE requirement is temporarily suspended due to the COVID pandemic. We  strongly recommend students take the GRE since certain funding sources require these scores.
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant's academic or work history, who can give candid assessments of the applicant's ability to perform at the Ph.D. level;
  • A three-page statement outlining the applicant's plans for an ENDY degree, relevance of prior academic or work experience, current research interest or employment that bears on the degree, special skills, fieldwork experience, familiarity with interdisciplinary work (if any), and future career goals;
  • One example of your technical writing (juried publication, professional report, chapter of an MA/MS thesis, etc.) demonstrating organizational skills, ability to conduct meaningful research, familiarity with a body of research literature, ability to report clearly on an academic topic, and general writing skills;
  • Curriculum Vitae or resume
  • any other relevant information that would assist the Admissions Committee in selecting applicants for the program.

The deadline for admissions and funding applications for fall admission is 15 January with notification of admission by the end of April.

To be considered for Teaching Assistantship all application materials must arrive at the Environmental Dynamics office by 15 January.

Students with an interest in the Middle East may apply financial support through the Middle East Studies Program (MEST) support through ENDY. In order to qualify for MEST support, ENDY applications must be submitted before 15 January in order to conform to the MEST schedule. In order to receive MEST support through the ENDY program, applicants must be admitted to ENDY plus be approved in the MEST funding competition.

To receive application information and materials, contact the ENDY Program Coordinator via e-mail at or telephone at 479-575-6603.