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Our undergraduate degrees are flexible 120-hour programs – students can complete the program 100% online or in a hybrid format.

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CLS offers five master's degrees that help adult learners obtain the graduate level education they need to thrive within the context of creative and flexible thinking that today's employers value.

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Graduate certificates provide an opportunity for a focused program of study in a specified topic, allowing students to expand their expertise within a particular field subset.

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The Princeton Review ranks OU top in the nation in terms of academic excellence and cost for students.

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Many scholarships are available for College of Liberal Studies students.

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Degrees Designed with You in Mind

Welcome to the College of Liberal Studies where we're as committed to your future as you are! We know leading change takes commitment, compassion, & the skills and knowledge needed to inspire & motivate. CLS programs channel your motivation to serve into a strong ability to lead within your organization & community. This is your chance to take your place alongside the Sooner family at the University of Oklahoma, a fully accredited institution with more than 100 years of history & tradition.


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So what do you say? Are you ready to become a Sooner?

The University of Oklahoma’s College of Liberal Studies offers bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, & certificate programs for working adults and lifelong learners. Designed to accommodate students’ varied work schedules and lifestyles, our programs are delivered 100% online, through a highly interactive learning platform that connects CLS’s exceptional faculty and curricula to students across the country and around the world.

Informing our state-of-the-art online offerings is our nearly 60-year history of academic excellence and innovation. CLS has been leading the charge in adult and nontraditional student higher education since its founding in 1961. Our online programs extend and build upon that pioneering legacy and prepare motivated students for leadership roles in today’s most critical fields.

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