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    Graduate & Professional Programs


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Harding offers several graduate and professional programs to challenge you, prepare you and accelerate your future as a professional. To learn more, contact the office of the program of your choosing. Select from the following to learn more about the programs and services available for graduate and professional students.

Harding Graduate & Professional Programs

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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 Student Handbook pdf

Graduate Assistants

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:

GA Application pdf

GA Contract pdf

College or Department Level Graduate Assistant Positions: There are some graduate assistant positions available directly from certain colleges or departments. 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.

Library Services

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.

McNair Scholars

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.

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.

For students with disabilities, please see the info for Graduate Students at Disability Services and Educational Access.

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Graduate & Professional Programs

For information about individual programs, please contact the programs directly by visiting their respective pages listed under program offerings.