Graduate & Professional Programs

Continue your formal education and see what additional opportunities are in your future. Harding offers several graduate and professional programs from which to choose. As a prospective graduate or professional student, you can get information and apply to the program of your choice by contacting the office that hosts your program

College of Allied Health
Master of Speech-Language Pathology
Physician Assistant Studies
Physical Therapy 

College of Bible & Ministry
- Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy
- Master of Ministry

College of Business Administration

College of Education
- Master of Arts: Excellence in Teaching
- Master of Arts in Teaching with Licensure
- Master of Education
- Master of Education in Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning
- Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
- Master of Education in Educational Leadership
- Master of Education in Reading
- Master of Education in Special Education K-12
- Master of Science in Education
- Master of Science in Professional School Counseling
- Master of Science/Educational Specialist in Professional Counseling: Clinical Mental Health
- Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership
- Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
- National Board Certification

College of Nursing

College of Pharmacy

Graduate School of Theology (Memphis)
- Master of Arts
- Master of Arts in Christian Ministry
- Master of Arts in Counseling
- Master of Divinity
- Doctor of Ministry

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.

Students With Disabilities

Please see the info for Graduate Studies at Disability Services.


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

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.

Graduate Assistants

A complete description of the Graduate Assistant Program, including links to all forms, can be found in the Handbook on Graduate Assistants.  The forms are also available below:

GA Application

GA Contract

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.

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.

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