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Graduate Admissions

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Graduate students at the University of Oklahoma are students who have earned at least a Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university and plan to pursue an advanced degree or a graduate certificate.

Students who apply for graduate admission are seeking admission to their chosen academic unit and the Graduate College.

Admission to graduate programs at the University of Oklahoma is a collaborative effort between the academic disciplines, the Graduate College and the Office of Graduate Admissions.  Admission is based on an evaluation of an applicant’s overall record, experience, personal qualifications, proposed specialization, and an assessment of the likelihood that an applicant will succeed in, and benefit from, a particular academic program.

The Graduate Dean governs admission and enrollment in the Graduate College, utilizing the recommendations of the academic units. It is the purview of the Office of Graduate Admissions to admit students to the University who are approved by both the graduate academic unit and the Graduate College.

The Graduate College and the Office of Graduate Admissions are committed to the University of Oklahoma’s graduate students, from prospective students to alumni. For more information about the graduate experience at OU, or to schedule a campus tour, please visit the Graduate Student Life Center.

Undocumented Students

If you are an undocumented student, please visit our Undocumented Admissions page for information on how to apply to the University of Oklahoma. 

Interested in Graduate Studies

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CONTACT US
Office of Graduate Admissions
405-325-6765
gradadm@ou.edu

 

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Application fees:
International: $100
Domestic: $50

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Requirements & Application Process

Graduate Admissions Process

 

  1. Office of Graduate Admissions receives application and academic credentials

  2. Office of Graduate Admissions evaluates and verifies academic credentials

  3. Application and credential evaluation are reviewed by graduate academic unit

  4. Graduate academic unit returns recommendation to the Graduate College for review and approval

  5. Office of Graduate Admissions processes decision and notifies applicant

 

U.S. Citizens & Permanent Residents Graduate Admissions

Master and Doctoral Degree Applicants

Master and Doctoral Applicant Requirements

  • Must have received at least a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Must complete the University of Oklahoma online application.
  • Must submit the transcript from your last degree-granting institution. 
    Please note: 
    If you are admitted, you must submit official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions.

For Permanent Residents Only: You must provide a copy of your Permanent Resident card.

Please note: 
Graduate academic units have their own supplemental requirements. Please contact your academic unit regarding any questions you may have about supplemental materials.

Master and Doctoral Degree Applicants

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Application Fees:

International: $100

Domestic: $50

 

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Current OU Graduate Students

If you are currently enrolled in, or completing a Master’s or Ph.D. program at OU, or are an unclassified graduate student at OU, submit a change of program application. Be sure to answer “yes” to the question, “Are you a current OU graduate student?” Then, select the application type that applies to you, (i.e. Changing Programs, Accelerated student, etc.).

OU Graduating Seniors

If you are a graduating senior, completing a Bachelor’s degree at the University of Oklahoma, you doneed to submit an application for admission. However, you do not need to submit your transcripts.

Previous OU Students

If you have previously attended the University of Oklahoma, you will need to submit an application for admission to the Graduate College. If the last degree that you earned is not from the University of Oklahoma, you will need a transcript from that university with your application for admission.

Unclassified students are those who wish to take graduate level courses and

  1. are not seeking a graduate degree; or
  2. have not yet chosen an academic field of study.

Graduate Unclassified Requirements

  • Must complete the University of Oklahoma online application.
  • Must provide the transcript from your last degree-granting institution.
  • Must have earned at least a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution.

    Important Information regarding unclassified status. Unclassified graduate students:
  • Are not candidates for a degree.
  • Are not assured future admission to a degree program. 
  • Are not eligible for financial aid.
  • Are limited to a maximum of 12 hours in unclassified status
  • International students are not able to apply for the Graduate Unclassified program.

 

A graduate certificate represents completion of a set of courses that provides mastery of a specific area of knowledge.

Graduate Certificate Requirements

  • Must complete the University of Oklahoma online application.
  • Must provide the transcript from your last degree-granting institution.

All transcripts, test scores, correspondence or other materials submitted in conjunction with an application for admission become the permanent property of the University and will not be returned. Should you need copies of your transcripts for other purposes, you must obtain them from the originating institution(s).