Graduate & Professional Studies
Take the next step
Apply online to one of Harding University's graduate and professional programs through a centralized application service. Application fees vary by CAS. If you have questions, contact the department directly and a representative will be happy to answer questions or set up an information session with a program director.
Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies: (CASPA)
Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology: (CSDCAS)
Master of Science in Strength & Conditioning: (application coming)
Doctor of Physical Therapy: (PTCAS)
Master of Business Administration and Certificates: (BusinessCAS)
Master of Science in Information Systems and Certificates: (BusinessCAS)
Education Programs: (GradCAS)
Doctorate, Ed Specialist, Master's, Endorsements
Mental Health & Wellness Programs: (GradCAS)
Ed Specialist/Master's, Master's, Certificates
MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner: (NursingCAS) Second MSN, Post Graduate Certificate
MSN-Master's Entry into Professional Nursing (NursingCAS)
Doctor of Pharmacy: (PharmCAS)
Master of Science in Kinesiology & Sport Administration: (GradCAS)
Doctorate, Master's, Certificates: (GradCAS)
Cost of Attendance
A complete description of the Graduate Assistant Program, including links to all forms, can be found in the Handbook on Graduate Assistants pdf. The forms are also available below:
College or Department Level Graduate Assistant Positions: There are some graduate assistant positions available directly from certain colleges or departments, like the Marriage & Family Counseling/Therapy program. These are specific to the sponsoring college or department, which handles both the eligibility criteria and the funding. For information regarding this sort of GA position, please contact the specific college or department of interest.
Graduate assistants have long been an integral part of university life and serve a dual purpose: the University benefits from the work of a budding professional, and the participating student benefits from a real-life experience related to his or her area of study, as well as receiving a scholarship and stipend.
Working together, we can ensure that Harding’s Graduate Assistant Program provides mutual benefits both to recipient students and to the university at large.
Graduate & Professional Student Handbook
This handbook is prepared especially for our graduate and professional students. Upon registering, students agree to conform to the high expectations and policies set forth in this handbook. It is beneficial for the graduate/professional student to become familiar with the information contained within this handbook.
Graduate & Professional Academic Affairs Committee
The Graduate/Professional Academic Affairs committee (GPAAC) is the policy making body for graduate and professional programs. The committee includes two faculty representatives and one student representative from each college along with ex officio members from the provost and registrar offices.
Graduate and Professional students at Harding have 24/7 access to more than 120 online databases, many containing full text journal access. In addition, Brackett Library offers Interlibrary Loan services to assist students in borrowing books and obtaining copies of articles that we do not own. The library also participates in ARKLink, a statewide program that allows Harding students to borrow materials directly from participating institutions. Please consult the library's web page for more information about services and other resources Brackett Library offers.
Harding University offers an application fee waiver for McNair Scholars wishing to apply to its graduate and professional programs. Applicants must submit an approved form (PDF) signed by their McNair Director (or designate) signifying that they are McNair Scholars in good standing. For more information visit the McNair Program.
For students with disabilities, please see the info for Graduate Students at Disability Services and Educational Access.