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Graduate Student Admission

Degree-Seeking Admission

Master's Degree

The master’s degree normally requires 30-36 hours of coursework, depending on whether the program requires a thesis. 

Doctoral Degree

The doctoral degree requires at least 90 post-baccalaureate hours, general examination and the submission and successful defense of the results of original dissertation research. 

Non Degree-Seeking Admission

Graduate Certificates

A graduate certificate represents completion of a set of courses that provides mastery of a specific area of knowledge. A graduate certificate indicates an advanced, focused inquiry into a defined area of study and is recorded on the student’s transcript. A graduate certificate is not a graduate degree. For a degree-seeking student, a graduate certificate may indicate an area of specialization; for a professional, a graduate certificate may provide evidence of special expertise.

Graduate Visitors

Graduate students in good academic standing at other accredited institutions are welcome to take courses at the University of Oklahoma as Graduate Visitors.

Unclassified Graduate Students

Unclassified Graduate Student status is offered to students who wish to take graduate courses and are not seeking a graduate degree or have not yet chosen an academic field of study.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the department application deadlines?

Please check with the appropriate department/degree program website for program specific deadlines.

What is the status of my admission application?

You and your intended academic department can access your application information through the CollegeNET system. You may also call the Office of Graduate Admissions at 405-325-6765 to ask the status of your application.

Do I need to take the GRE?

Many academic departments require applicants to take the GRE, so you should contact the department to which you are interested in applying for more information. To find out when and where the GRE is administered, refer to the Educational Testing Services (ETS) website.