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The Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering is a leading research institution that has a tradition of excellence dating back to its earliest days. Students of our graduate programs programs are provided with a premier education in a diverse and multicultural workplace environment that is reflective of industry trends. Opportunity is available to conduct original research and to work closely with renowned faculty and industry leaders while gaining experience and visibility through publication and conference presentations along the way. The skills and knowledge obtained through active participation in MPGE's graduate programs give our graduates the keys to succeed in their careers.

Currently, there are three master’s programs, two doctoral programs, and one graduate certificate available through MPGE. Plus, all natural gas programs are available online.

MPGE Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet or exceed the University of Oklahoma's Graduate College Requirements. Applicants should also have or be about to have successfully completed coursework for a petroleum engineering or related degree program. Relevant work experience will be considered for applicants who do not have a prior petroleum engineering or related degree.

To be considered, applicants should have:

  • 3.2 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) for the most recent two years of academic work
  • Taken the GRE exam

(Please ask the Professor you plan on working with if the GRE is required)



When selecting OU as one of your GRE score recipients, please use only the institutional code (6879) without the addition of the department code.

NOTE: A GRE is not required for those applying to the on-line Natural Gas Engineering and Management program.

Previous research experience and publication will also be a significant factor in applicant evaluation, especially for the Ph.D. programs. Recommendation letters and other demonstations of academic and research skills will be taken into consideration, as well.

Application Deadlines

Both U.S. citizens and international students should apply online through Graduate Admissions.

We encourage you to submit on the following deadlines:

  • U.S. and International Students
    • Fall Admission: February 15
    • Spring Admission: September 1
  • Online Programs (Certificate and M.S. NGEM)
    • Fall Admission: July 15
    • Spring Admission: November 15

Student Defense Room Requests

To reserve a room for a thesis defense, non-thesis defense or general exam please email

Remember, in order to reserve a room for one of the abovementioned reasons, you must have received Authority to Defend from the Graduate College.

Contact Us

For further information on any of our graduate programs, please e-mail us.