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About Gaylord College

A letter from Dean Ed Kelley

It’s where inspiration connects with creativity and propels difference makers into meaningful careers in media, journalism and beyond. It’s where a forward thinking curriculum, underpinned by a strong emphasis on ethics, critical thinking and inclusion, prepares the leaders of tomorrow in fields that will demand nothing but the best in communication skills.

Our students play many roles: Storytellers, persuaders, entrepreneurs and talent scouts, among others. They take advantage of Gaylord’s many advantages: a beautiful, spacious setting complemented by the latest technology. A hardworking faculty of scholars and practitioners, who teach, push and nurture in a student-centered environment that is fast paced and collegial. The result? A strong culture in a nationally ranked media program that is relentlessly focused on people.

And that emphasis has produced untold number of success stories among generations of graduates in a program that is flourishing early in its second century on the University of Oklahoma campus.

The five areas of study we offer – in advertising, creative media production, journalism, professional writing and public relations – remain as relevant as ever even on an ever changing landscape. We are committed to providing more opportunities for more students, whether in media or elsewhere, to help them see the possibilities for themselves.

Gaylord College is where a single spark can become reality, where every voice has weight.

We invite you to experience it for yourself, to envision your future in a place where the future takes place, each and every day.

Ed Kelley

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Our Graduates Stories


Our alumni include Pulitzer Prize winners and authors on the New York Times’ best-seller list.


Gaylord graduates anchor and produce the news in major media markets and global news organizations.

They are also practicing attorneys, entrepreneurs and leaders in global corporations, the nonprofit sector and public office.


Our graduates’ stories take shape here at Gaylord College where we connect creative minds to meaningful futures.



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Experiential Learning

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Gaylord College offers nearly 30 student organizations and practicums for students to network and grow their professional skills.

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The Gaylord College Student Services office administers the college entrance exams, the LST and AIT, every day.

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