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"What Possibilities!"

With 11 academic colleges on the Norman campus offering more that 120 graduate programs, there are many opportunities for you to achieve your goals. 

Explore the programs in each college here on the Norman campus below. OU also offers graduate programs through OU Extended Campus (Online or North America and Europe), OU-Tulsa, and OU Health Sciences Center.

ProgramDegreesContactApplication Deadlines
ArchitectureM.S. in Architecture
Master of Architecture

Program: Marjorie Callahan

Admissions: Mariana Mircheva

Fall - April 1

Spring - No entry

ArchitectureGraduate certificates:
Data Systems and Digital Design
Design Entrepreneurship and Real Estate
Resilient Planning, Design, and Construction

Program: Marjorie Callahan

Admissions: Mariana Mircheva

Contact academic unit  
Construction Management
M.S. in Construction Management

Program: Somik Ghosh

Admissions: Mariana Mircheva

Fall - March 1

Spring - No entry

Interior DesignM.S. in Interior Design

Program: Suchismita Bhattacharjee

Admissions: Mariana Mircheva

Fall - Rolling deadline

Spring - Rolling deadline

Interior DesignGraduate certificate:
Professional Applications of Interior Design (PAID)

Program: Suchismita Bhattacharjee

Admissions: Mariana Mircheva

Contact academic unit
Landscape ArchitectureMaster of Landscape Architecture

Program: Leehu Loon

Admissions: Mariana Mircheva

Fall - Rolling deadline

Spring - Rolling deadline  

Planning, Design and Construction
Ph.D.

ProgramSuchi Bhattacharjee

Admissions: Mariana Mircheva

Fall - April 1

Spring - No entry

Regional and City Planning
Master of Regional and City Planning
Accelerated M.R.C.P. (with B.A. in Environmental Sustainability, B.A. in Geography, B.A. in Geographic Information Systems, B.S. in Environmental Sustainability, B.S. in Geography, or B.S. in Geographic Information Systems)

Program: Meghan Wieters

Admissions: Marina Mircheva

Fall term preferred

Fall - Rolling deadline

Spring/Summer - Rolling deadline

ProgramDegreesContactApplication Deadlines
AnthropologyM.A.
Ph.D.
Accelerated M.A., Sociocultural concentration (with B.A., Anthropology)

ProgramKermyt Anderson

Admissions: Matt Sanders

 

Fall - Feb 3

Spring - No entry

 

Applied Linguistic AnthropologyM.A. in Applied Linguistic Anthropology

Program: Kermyt Anderson

Admissions: Matt Sanders

Fall - Feb 3

Spring - No entry

BiologyM.S.
Ph.D.

Program: JP Masly

Admissions: Lindsey Harper

Fall - Dec 15

Spring - No entry

Cellular and Behavioral NeurobiologyPh.D.

Program: Ari Berkowitz

Admissions: Lindsey Harper

Fall - Dec 15

Spring - No entry

Chemistry and Biochemistry
M.S.
Ph.D.

Program: Robert White

Admissions: Lindsey Harper

Fall - March 31

Spring - Sept 1

Communication
M.A.
Ph.D.

Program: Claude Miller

Admissions: Carissa Barry

Fall - Jan 15

Spring - applications are not generally accepted for this term. Please contact the academic unit directly if you are interested in applying for the spring term.

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Ph.D.

Program: Michael Kaspari

Admissions: Lindsey Harper

Fall - Jan 15

Spring - No entry

Economics
M.A.
Ph.D.

Program: Pallab   Ghosh

Admissions: Lindsey Harper

Fall - Jan 15

Spring - No entry

EconomicsAccelerated M.A. (with B.A., Economics)

Program: Pallab   Ghosh

Admissions: Lindsey Harper

Contact academic unit
English
M.A.
Ph.D.

ProgramBrenda Mackey

Admissions: Lindsey Harper

Fall - Jan 5

Spring - No entry

EnglishAccelerated M.A. (with B.A., English)

Program: Brenda Mackey

Admissions: Lindsey Harper

Contact academic unit
Environmental Studies
M.S. in Environmental Studies

Program: K. David Hambright

Admissions: Lindsey Harper

Fall - Feb 15

Spring - No entry

French
M.A.
Ph.D.

Program: Bruce Boggs

Admissions: Lindsey Harper

Fall - Feb 1

Spring - Oct 1

German
M.A.

Program: Bruce Boggs

Admissions: Lindsey Harper

Fall - Feb 1

Spring - Oct 1

Health and Exercise Science
M.S.
Ph.D.

Program: Daniel   Larson

Admissions: Matt Sanders

Fall - Rolling deadline

Spring - Rolling deadline

History
M.A.
Ph.D.

Program: Janie Adkins

Admissions: Mariana Mircheva

Fall - Dec 31

Spring - No entry

History of Science, Technology and Medicine
M.A. in History of Science, Technology and Medicine
Ph.D.

Program: Stella Stuart

Admissions: Carissa Barry

Fall - Jan 15

Spring - No entry

Human Relations
Master of Human Relations

Program: Lawana Miller

Admissions: Carissa Barry

Fall - Rolling deadline

Spring - Rolling deadline

Graduate certificates:
Helping Skills in Human Relations
Human Resource Diversity and Development

Program: Lawana Miller

Admissions: Carissa Barry

Fall - Rolling deadline

Spring - Rolling deadline

Information Studies

 

 

 

Library and Information Studies

Ph.D.

Program: Sarah Connelly

Admissions: Carissa Barry

Fall - Priority deadline: Jan 15

Final Deadline: March 15

Spring - No entry

Master of Library and Information Studies (M.L.I.S.)

Program: Sarah Connelly

Admissions: Carissa Barry

Fall - March 1

Spring - Oct 15

Summer - Feb 15

Accelerated M.L.I.S. (with Bachelor of Arts in Information Studies)

Program: Sarah Connelly

Admissions: Carissa Barry

Contact academic unit
Graduate certificates:
Archival Studies
Data Analytics for Information Professionals
Digital Humanities

Program: Sarah Connelly

Admissions: Carissa Barry

Contact academic unit
Mathematics
M.A.
M.S.
Ph.D.

Program: Michael Jablonski

Admissions: Carissa Barry

Fall - Jan 15

Spring - No entry

Microbiology
M.S.
Ph.D.
Graduate certificate:
Microscopic Imaging & Technology

Program: Joseph Kirt

Admissions: Lindsey Harper

Fall - March 1

Note that primary consideration is given to applications received by Jan 15

Spring and Summer - Oct 1

Native American Studies
M.A.

Program: Raymond Orr

Admissions: Matt Sanders

Fall - Rolling deadline, March 15 preferred

Spring - Rolling deadline, Dec 1 preferred

Summer - Rolling deadline, May 1 preferred

Philosophy
M.A.
Ph.D.

Program: Martin Montminy

Admissions: Matt Sanders

 

Ph.D.

Fall - Jan 15

Spring - No entry

 

 

Master's

Fall - June 15

Spring - Oct 15

 

Physics
M.S.
Ph.D.

Program: Michael Strauss

Admissions: Lindsey Harper

Fall - Feb 15

Spring - No entry

Plant Biology
M.S.
Ph.D.

Program: Joseph Kirt

Admissions: Lindsey Harper

Fall - March 1

Note that primary cosideration is given to applications received by Jan 15

Spring/Summer -Oct 1

Political Science
M.A.
Ph.D.

Program: Jeff Alexander

Admissions: Lindsey Harper

Fall - Feb 1

Spring - No entry

Psychology
M.S.
Ph.D.

Program: Lori Snyder

Admissions: Carissa Barry

Fall - Dec 1

Spring - No entry

Public Administration
Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)

Program: Jeff Alexander

Admissions: Lindsey Harper

Fall - Rolling deadline

Spring - Rolling deadline  

Accelerated M.P.A. (with B.A., Political Science or B.A., Public Affairs and Administration)

Program: Jeff Alexander

Admissions: Lindsey Harper

Contact academic unit  
Social WorkMaster of Social Work

Program: Susan Blossom

Admissions: Lindsey Harper

Fall - Feb 1

Spring - No entry

Summer - Feb 1

Graduate certificate:
Social Work with American Indians

Program: Susan Blossom

Admissions: Lindsey Harper

Contact academic unit
SociologyM.A.
Ph.D.

ProgramMitchell Peck

Admissions: Matt Sanders

Fall - Jan 1

Spring - No entry

SpanishM.A.
Ph.D.

Program: Bruce Boggs

Admissions: Lindsey Harper

Fall - Feb 1

Spring - Oct 1

Teaching English to Speakers of Other LanguagesM.A.

ProgramMarcia Haag

Admissions: Lindsey Harper

Summer only - US - April 15, International - Feb 1
Women's and Gender Studies
Graduate certificate:
Women's and Gender Studies

Program: Lisa Funnell

Admissions: Carissa Barry

Fall - rolling deadline

Spring - rolling deadline

ProgramDegreesContactApplication Deadlines
Environmental SustainabilityM.S. in Environmental Sustainability

ProgramLaurel Smith

Admissions: Mariana Mircheva

Fall - Jan 15

Spring - Sept 1

GeographyM.A.
M.S. in Geography
Ph.D.

Program: Laurel Smith

AdmissionsMariana Mircheva

Fall - Jan 15

Spring - Sept 1

GeographyGraduate certificate:
Geospatial Technologies

Program: Laurel Smith

Admissions: Mariana Mircheva

Contact academic unit
Geospatial Technologies (Online)
M.S.

Program: Laurel Smith

Admissions: Mariana Mircheva

Fall: Rolling Deadline

Spring: Rolling Deadline

MeteorologyM.S. in Meteorology
Ph.D.

Program: Shelby Hill 

Admissions: Mariana Mircheva

Fall/Summer - Rolling deadline, Dec 1 preferred

Spring - Nov 1

ProgramDegreesContactApplication Deadlines
AccountingMaster of Accountancy (M.Acc.)

Program: Jennifer Aragon

Admissions: Mariana Mircheva

Fall - US - June 15, International - March 1

Spring - US - Nov 15, International - Aug 1

Summer - US - March 15, International - March 1

Master of Accountancy-Online

Program: Jennifer Aragon

Admissions: Mariana Mircheva

Fall - July 15

Spring - Dec 15

Summer - April 15

Accelerated M.Acc. (with B.B.A., Accounting)

Program: Jennifer Aragon

Admissions: Mariana Mircheva

Fall - US - June 15, International - March 1

Spring - US - Nov 15, International - Aug 1

Summer - US - March 15, International - Jan 1

Business AdministrationMaster of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Program: Adrienne Jablonski

Admissions: Mariana Mircheva

MBA

Fall - US -

Early decision - Nov 1

Round One - Jan 15

Round Two - March 9

Round Three - May 15 (final)

International - Early decision - Nov 1

Round One - Jan 15

Round Two - March 9

Round Three - March 15 (final)

Ph.D.

Program: Brandy Gunter-Cox

Admissions: Mariana Mircheva

Fall - Jan 15

Spring - No entry

Accelerated M.B.A. (with B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering, or B.S. in Petroleum Engineering, or B.S. in Meteorology)

Program: Adrienne Jablonski

Admissions: Mariana Mircheva

Contact academic unit
Graduate certificates:
The Business of Energy
Business Entrepreneurship
Finance
Foundations of Business

Program: Don Rodgers

Admissions: Mariana Mircheva

Contact academic unit
Finance (Online)M.S. in Finance

Program: Amber Hasbrook

 

Admissions: Mariana Mircheva

Contact academic unit
FinanceAccelerated M.S. (B.B.A., Finance or B.B.A., Accounting)

ProgramAmber Hasbrook

Admissions: Mariana Mircheva

Contact academic unit
Management of Information TechnologyM.S. in Management of Information Technology (M.S.M.I.T.)

Program: Brandy Gunter-Cox

Admissions: Mariana Mircheva

Fall - US - June 15, International - March 1

Spring - US - October 15, International Aug 1  

Accelerated M.S.M.I.T. (with B.B.A.)

Program: Brandy Gunter-Cox

Admissions: Mariana Mircheva

Fall - US - June 15, International - March 1

Spring - US - Nov 15, International - Aug 1

Summer - US - March 15, International - Jan 1

Graduate certificate:
Digital Technologies (formerly Management Information Systems)

Program: Brandy Gunter-Cox

Admissions: Mariana Mircheva

Current OU graduate student NOT in the Price College of Business

Fall - US - June 15, International - March 1

Spring - US - Nov 15, International - Aug 1

Non-OU graduate student

Fall - US - March 15, International - March 1

Spring - US - Oct 15, International - Aug 1  

ProgramDegreesContactApplication Deadlines
Geological EngineeringM.S.
Ph.D.

Program: Danika Hines Barnett

Admissions: Mariana Mircheva

Fall - March 1

Spring - Sept 1

GeologyM.S.
Ph.D.

Program: Rebecca Fay

Admissions: Mariana Mircheva

Fall - US - May 1, International - April 1

Assitantship consideration - Jan 10

Spring - Sept 1

GeophysicsM.S.
Ph.D.

Program: Rebecca Fay

Admissions:  Mariana Mircheva

Fall - US - May 1, International - April 1

Assistantship consideration - Jan 10

Spring - Sept 1

Natural Gas Engineering and Management
M.S. in Natural Gas Engineering and Management

Program: Danika Hines Barnett

Admissions: Carissa Barry

Fall - July 15

Spring - Nov 15

Graduate certificate:
Natural Gas Technology

Program: Danika Hines Barnett

Admissions: Carissa Barry

Fall - July 15

Spring - Nov 15

Petroleum Engineering
M.S.
Ph.D.

Program: Danika Hines Barnett

Admissions: Carissa Barry

Fall - March 1

Spring - Sept 1

Accelerated M.S. (with B.S. in Petroleum Engineering)

Program: Danika Hines Barnett

Admissions: Carissa Barry 

Contact academic unit
ProgramDegreesContactApplication Deadlines
 Graduate certificates:
Communication, Culture & Pedagogy for Hispanic (ESL/ELL) Populations in Educational Settings
Drug and Alcohol Counseling
School Counseling

ProgramMike Jenkins

Admissions: Carissa Barry

Contact academic unit
Adult and Higher Education
M.Ed.
Ph.D.

ProgramMike Jenkins

Admissions: Carissa Barry

M.Ed.

Fall - June 1

Spring - Oct 1

Summer - April 1

Ph.D.

Fall - Dec 1

Spring - No entry

Graduate certificate:
College Teaching

Program: Mike Jenkins  

AdmissionsCarissa Barry

Contact academic unit
Counseling Psychology
Ph.D.

ProgramMike Jenkins

Admissions: Carissa Barry  

Not currently accepting applications
Education Administration
M.Ed.
Ph.D.
Ed.D.

ProgramMike Jenkins

Admissions: Carissa Barry

Fall - Rolling deadline

Spring - Rolling deadline

Educational Studies
M.Ed.
Ph.D.

ProgramMike Jenkins

Admissions: Carissa Barry

Fall - Rolling deadline

Spring - Rolling deadline

Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum
M.Ed.
Ph.D.

ProgramMike Jenkins

Admissions: Carissa Barry

Elementary Education  

Fall - Rolling deadline

Spring - Rolling deadline

All other ILAC programs

Fall - Rolling deadline

Spring - Rolling deadline

Graduate certificate:
Literacy Specialist

ProgramMike Jenkins

Admissions: Carissa Barry

Contact academic unit
Learning Sciences (formerly Instructional Psychology and Technology)
M.Ed.
Ph.D.

ProgramMike Jenkins

Admissions: Carissa Barry

M.Ed.

Fall - Rolling deadline

Spring - Oct 1

Ph.D.

Fall - Feb 15

Spring - No entry

Graduate certificate:
Applications of Educational Research and Evaluation

ProgramMike Jenkins

Admissions: Carissa Barry

Contact academic unit
Professional Counseling
M.Ed.

ProgramMike Jenkins

Admissions: Carissa Barry

Fall - July 1

Spring - No entry

Special Education
M.Ed.
Ph.D.

Program: Mike Jenkins  

Admissions: Carissa Barry

Fall - Rolling deadline

Spring - Rolling deadline

Graduate certificates:
Applied Behavior Analysis
Fundamentals of Special Education
Secondary Transition Education Specialist

Program: Mike Jenkins

Admissions: Carissa Barry

Contact academic unit
21st Century Teaching and Learning
M.Ed.

Program: Mike Jenkins

Admissions: Carissa Barry

Fall 2019 - For more information contact the academic unit 

Spring - No entry

ProgramDegreeContactsApplication Deadlines
Aerospace Engineering
M.S.
Ph.D.

Program: Bethany Burklund

Admissions: Lindsey Harper

Fall - Jan 15

Spring - Sept 1

Accelerated M.S. (with B.S. in Aerospace Engineering)

Program: Bethany Burklund

Admissions: Lindsey Harper

Contact academic unit
Biomedical EngineeringM.S.
Ph.D.

Program: Shayla Glover

Admissions: Matt Sanders

Fall - Dec 2

Spring - Sept 15

Accelerated M.S. (with B.S. in Chemical Engineering – Biotechnology or B.S. in Chemical Engineering – Pre-Medical/Biomedical Engineering)

Program: Shayla Glover

Admissions: Matt Sanders

Contact academic unit
Chemical EngineeringM.S.
Ph.D.

Program: Ulli Nollert

Admissions: Carissa Barry

Fall - Rolling deadline

Spring - Rolling deadline

Accelerated M.S. (with B.S. in Chemical Engineering)

Program: Ulli Nollert

Admissions: Carissa Barry

Contact academic unit
Civil Engineering
M.S.
Ph.D.

Program: Laura Swan

Admissions: Matt Sanders

Fall - Jan 15

Spring - Aug 15

Accelerated M.S. (with B.S. in Architectural Engineering or B.S. in Civil Engineering)

Program: Laura Swan

Admissions: Matt Sanders

Contact academic unit
Computer Science
M.S.
Ph.D.

Program: Changwook Kim

Admissions: Matt Sanders

Fall - US - April 1, International - March 1

Spring - US - Nov 1, International - Sept 1

Accelerated M.S. (with B.S. in Computer Engineering or B.S. in Computer Science)

ProgramChangwook Kim

Admissions: Matt Sanders

Contact academic unit
Data Science and Analytics

M.S.

Graduate certificate:
Data Science and Analytics

 

Program: Nicola Manos

Admissions: Matt Sanders

Fall - Rolling deadline

Spring - Rolling deadline

Electrical and Computer Engineering
M.S.
Ph.D.

ProgramRodney Keele

Admissions: Matt Sanders

Fall - March 1 for assistantship consideration

Rolling deadline

Spring - Rolling deadline

Accelerated M.S. (with B.S. in Computer Engineering or B.S. in Electrical Engineering)

ProgramRodney Keele

Admissions: Matt Sanders

Contact academic unit
Engineering
M.S.
Ph.D.

Program: PJ Meek

Admissions: Matt Sanders

Fall - Rolling deadline

Spring - Rolling deadline

Engineering Physics
M.S.

Program: Michael Strauss

Admissions: Lindsey Harper

Fall - Rolling deadline

Spring - Rolling deadline

Environmental EngineeringM.S. in Environmental Engineering (M.S.E.E.)
Ph.D.

Program: Laura Swan

Admissions: Matt Sanders

Fall - Jan 15

Spring - Aug 15

Accelerated M.S.E.E. (with B.S. in Environmental Engineering)

Program: Laura Swan

Admissions: Matt Sanders

Contact academic unit
Environmental ScienceMaster of Environmental Science (M.E.S.)
Ph.D.

Program: Laura Swan

Admissions: Matt Sanders

Fall - Jan 15

Spring - May 15

Accelerated M.E.S. (with B.S. in Environmental Science)

Program: Laura Swan

Admissions: Matt Sanders

Contact academic unit
Industrial and Systems EngineeringM.S.
Ph.D.

Program: Melodi Franklin

Admissions: Matt Sanders

Fall - US - June 1, International - April 1

Spring - US - Nov 1, International - Sept 1

Accelerated M.S. (with B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering or B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering – Analytics)

Program: Melodi Franklin

Admissions: Matt Sanders

Contact academic unit
Mechanical Engineering
M.S.
Ph.D.

Program: Bethany Burklund

Admissions: Lindsey Harper

Fall - Jan 15

Spring - Sept 1

Accelerated M.S. (with B.S. in Mechanical Engineering)

Program: Bethany Burklund

Admissions: Lindsey Harper

Contact academic unit
ProgramDegreesContactApplication Deadline
 Graduate certificate:
Arts Management and Entrepreneurship

Program: Adrian Fung

Admissions: Matt Sanders

Contact academic unit
ArtMaster of Fine Arts in Art

Program: Curtis Jones

Admissions: Matt Sanders

Fall - Jan 15

Spring - No entry

Art History
M.A. in Art History
Ph.D.

Program: Alison Fields

Admissions: Matt Sanders

Fall - Jan 15

Spring - Oct 1

Dance
Master of Fine Arts in Dance

ProgramRoxanne Lyst

Admissions: Lindsey Harper

Fall - February 14

Spring - No entry

Drama
M.A.

Program: Kae Koger

Admissions: Lindsey Harper

Contact academic unit
Music
Master of Music
Doctor of Musical Arts

Program: Jan Russell

Admissions: Lindsey Harper

See program deadlines here. The deadlines and materials required for application are specific to the area and degree program.
Graduate certificate:
Music Performance

Program: Jan Russell

Admissions: Lindsey Harper

Fall - Piano - Dec 1

All others - Feb 1

Spring - No entry

Music Education
Master of Music Education
Ph.D.

Program: Jan Russell

Admissions- Lindsey Harper  

See program deadlines here. The deadlines and materials required for application are specific to the area and degree program.
ProgramDegreesContactsApplciation Deadline
 Graduate certificate:
Earth Observation Science For Society and Sustainability (EOS3)

Program: Sara Mata

(405) 325-1985

Contact Sara Mata for more information about this certificate.
Interdisciplinary StudiesPh.D.Program: Sara Vaughan  Contact Sara Vaughan for more information about this program.  
ProgramDegreesContactApplication Deadline
Global Affairs
M.A. in Global Affairs

Program: Katie Watkins

Admissions: Carissa Barry

Fall - Rolling deadline

Spring - Rolling deadline

International Studies
M.A. in International Studies (M.A.I.S.)

Program: Katie Watkins

Admissions: Carissa Barry

Fall - Feb 15

Spring - No entry

International StudiesAccelerated M.A.I.S. (with B.A. in International and Area Studies)

Program: Katie Watkins

Admissions: Carissa Barry

Fall - Feb 15

Spring - Oct 15

ProgramDegreesContactApplication Deadline
Journalism and Mass CommunicationGraduate certificates:
Media Management
Strategic Planning

Program: Peter Gade

Admissions: Carissa Barry

Contact academic unit

Journalism and Mass Communication

M.A.

Program: Peter Gade

Admissions: Carissa Barry

Fall - For assistantship consideration - Feb 1

US - May 1

International - March 1

Spring - US - Nov 1, International - Sept 1

Summer - US - April 1, International - Feb 1

Journalism and Mass CommunicationAccelerated M.A. (with B.A. in Journalism)

Program: Peter Gade

Admissions: Carissa Barry

Contact academic unit
Mass Communication
Ph.D.

Program: Peter Gade

Admissions: Carissa Barry

Fall - Feb 1, Dec 15 preferred

Spring - No entry

Professional Writing
Master of Professional Writing

Program: Peter Gade

Admissions: Carissa Barry

Fall - For assistantship consideration - Feb 1

US - May 1

International - March 1

Spring - US - Nov 1, International - Sept 1

Summer - US - April 1, International - Feb 1