University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky Admissions and General School Information

At the University of Kentucky in Lexington, possible degree fields include business, social sciences, education and law. The University awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral and professional degrees, like an MBA and a J.D.

About the University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky, which was founded in 1865, is a public research institution whose endowment is worth nearly $830 million. Serving over 27,000 students, UK is the largest university in Kentucky. The University of Kentucky has accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

Prospective University of Kentucky students are required to complete applications and pay processing fees. Applications may be submitted online or mailed to the admissions office. Interested students must submit SAT or ACT scores for admission. Graduate admissions requirements vary by department.

Academic Departments at the University of Kentuck

College of Agriculture

Undergraduate College of Agriculture students can study fields, like agricultural economics, forestry and horticulture. Popular majors include agricultural economics, animal sciences and agronomy. The College of Agriculture awards over 600 degrees every year.

College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences offers majors, such as history, anthropology and English. Among the college's 26 majors, the most popular include political science, sociology and economics. One of UK's largest colleges, the school serves more than 5800 students.

College of Business and Economics

This college offers degrees in marketing, finance and accounting. The college's Master of Business Administration degree is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. An MBA at UK can be completed in 11 months.

College of Communications and Information Studies

The College of Communications and Information Studies offers majors in film, communications and library sciences. One tenth of UK students graduate from this college. Popular majors include advertising, communications and journalism.

College of Dentistry

The College of Dentistry, founded in 1962, provides graduate degrees in orthodontics and periodontics. The college also offers the professional degree in dentistry, the Doctor of Dental Medicine. Postgraduate areas of study include orofacial pain, orthodontics and pediatric dentistry.

College of Design

The College of Design, founded in 1964, has degrees in architecture, historic preservation and interior design. The architecture school offers the state of Kentucky's only accredited architecture program.

College of Education

The College of Education offers bachelor's degrees in art education, music education and elementary education. The school has master's degrees in educational leadership, rehabilitation counseling and higher education. Doctoral programs include educational psychology, special education and exercise science.

College of Engineering

Students in the College of Engineering earn degrees in chemical, mining and biosystems engineering. Popular majors among undergraduates include mechanical, civil and electrical engineering. The College of Engineering offers a Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering.

College of Fine Arts

The College of Fine Arts has degrees in art, theater and music. The bachelor's degree in arts administration combines a fine arts curriculum with classes in business and the humanities. Popular undergraduate majors include studio arts, music performance and art history.

College of Health Sciences

Students in the College of Health Sciences can study physical therapy, athletic training and clinical nutrition. The college also provides clinical services related to the throat and voice. Students may participate in an exchange program with the University of Wolverhampton College of Health Sciences in Wolverhampton, England.

College of Law

Founded in 1908, the UK College of Law offers one of the oldest public law programs in the country. It has accreditation from the American Bar Association. Prospective students must take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).

College of Medicine

The College of Medicine awards master's and bachelor's degrees and the Doctor of Medicine degree. This school offers doctoral degrees in physiology, integrated biomedical sciences and immunology. Ambitious students can earn an M.D. and Ph.D. concurrently through a special college program.

College of Nursing

College of Nursing undergraduate students can earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The college offers doctoral degrees in nursing and nursing practice. Serving more than 4500 students, the college was founded in 1960.

College of Pharmacy

The College of Pharmacy has undergraduate and graduate degrees for students interested in pharmacy. The pre-pharmacy program is a 4-year course of study that can prepare students to enter a Doctor of Pharmacy degree program. Students can also earn master's and doctoral degrees in pharmaceutical sciences.

College of Public Health

Founded in 2005, the College of Public Health awards master's and doctoral degrees. Graduate students can earn master's degrees in public health and clinical research design. Available doctoral degrees include public health, gerontology and epidemiology.

College of Social Work

The College of Social Work has bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in fields, like social work, mental health and developmental disabilities. The college offers certificate programs in gerontology and developmental disabilities. High achieving undergraduate students can earn credit toward a master's degree in social work.

Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce

Created in 1925, the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce was established to train students for diplomatic service. The school offers a master's program that allows students to select courses from subjects including foreign languages, economics and political science. Students can also dual enroll in other graduate degree programs, such as the J.D. in the College of Law.

Contact Information

  • Address: Undergraduate Admissions, 100 W. D. Funkhouser Bldg, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506
  • Phone Number: (859) 257-9000