Academic Program Review

Arkansas Code §6-61-214  requires the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) Coordinating Board to review all Arkansas academic programs every 7-10 years.

Accredited/licensed/state certified UAMS programs will follow the review process and schedule set forth by the accrediting/licensing body. The site team’s written evaluation and the institutional response will be sent to ADHE within six weeks of receipt.

For programs that do not have program or college level accreditation, external reviewers/consultants will be used to review the program. A minimum of two out-of-state reviewers associated with similar programs will be selected by UAMS.  This review will include a site visit by at least one consultant and a comprehensive self-study. The consultants’ evaluation and the institutional response will be sent to ADHE within six weeks of receipt. Self-study guidelines can be found here.

UAMS programs are also reviewed internally with College officials and the Office of the Provost every 2 years.



  • Graduate School – Nursing Science PhD program
  • College of Health Professions – Dental Hygiene BS program– Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association (CODA)
  • College of Public Health- Master of Health Administration– Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
  • College of Public Health – Doctor of Public Health, Master of Public Health – Council on Education for Public Health
  • College of Public Health and Graduate School – Epidemiology PhD program, Health Systems and Services Research PhD program, Health Promotion and Prevention Research PhD program
  • College of Public Health – Certificate programs
  • College of Pharmacy – PharmD program – American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • An accreditation timeline for all accredited/licensed programs can be found here.

    ADHE Review Calendar

    Updated 8-2-2021