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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. 

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Application fees:
International: $100
Domestic: $50

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Contact us at:

Office of Graduate Admissions

Mail transcripts and application materials to:

Office of Graduate Admissions
731 Elm Avenue, Rm 318
Norman, OK 73019

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For current OU graduate or accelerated students

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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


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).