To qualify for a graduate degree, students must earn an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the degree program coursework.
Deadlines to apply for graduation:
- September 15 for FALL – December Graduation
- February 15 for SPRING – May Graduation
- June 1 for SUMMER – August Graduation
Time Limit for Degree Completion -
Students have five years from their first semester of graduate-level OU enrollment to complete his/her master's degree.
All students graduating from the University of Oklahoma must apply for graduation through the Graduation Application link on one.ou.edu. Students who do not apply for graduation will not be cleared for graduation.
The submitted graduation application will be valid for three consecutive semesters. Failure to graduate within three semesters of filing the application will result in the need to resubmit the application form.
All tuition and fees must be paid before a student can officially graduate and receive a diploma.
For additional questions about the graduation application, please contact the Office of Academic Records at (405) 325-2017.
Diploma, Letter of Completion & Transcripts
The OU Office of Records posts degrees to student transcripts about six weeks after the close of each semester. Diplomas are then mailed to students approximately 120 days after the close of each semester.
Letter of Completion
If a student needs proof of graduation prior to the posting of the degree or delivery of the diploma, he/she may request and Official Letter of Completion. The Letter of Completion is an official OU document, bearing the University seal, and can be used as proof of graduation for purposes of potential employment, promotion reviews, etc. If you need a Letter of Completion, please complete and submit the Request for Letter of Completion form. Forms should be submitted to:
The Graduate College
University of Oklahoma
731 Elm Avenue, Room 213
Norman, OK 73019
Forms may also be faxed to the OU Graduate Office at (405) 325-5346.
Current students may access their unofficial transcripts at any time from their one.ou.edu accounts.
To request an official transcript, students must complete a Transcript Request form. All requests must be in writing and must include the student’s full name, student ID number, date of birth, complete address of where the transcript is to be sent, and an original student signature.
Requests should be mailed (or faxed) to:
University of Oklahoma
Professional and Continuing Studies, Registration and Records
1700 Asp Ave., B-1
Norman, OK 73072-6400
Fax: (405) 325-1021
Commencement Ceremony & Convocation
MAIR Graduates: We would love to have you attend the Norman Campus Convocation and Commencement ceremonies to celebrate your accomplishment!
Commencement and Convocation
Filled with pageantry, the university-wide Commencement Ceremony is held in May to honor the summer, December and May graduates from the past year. Doctoral candidates are recognized individually, while master's and bachelor's candidates are recognized as a group. This ceremony includes an address from the OU President, a speech from the Commencement speaker, and ends with a grand fireworks display in the football stadium.
No registration is required for Commencement, but registration and tickets are required for Convocation (below).
For more information about University-wide Commencement, visit OU’s Graduation Office website.
At the College Convocation, candidates’ names will be announced, they will have their picture taken, and they will be presented with a diploma cover by their college dean. This is the time for candidates to celebrate with those in their college.
The College of International Studies has both a December and a May Convocation ceremony. Students must register HERE to participate in the Convocation ceremonies and to receive tickets for their guests to attend. Registration is due by October 20 for December Convocation, and March 20 for May Convocation. There is also a reception after Convocation for CIS graduates and guests.
Candidates may plan to attend both the Commencement and Convocation ceremonies.
Please contact our office if you have any questions. We wish you success in your academic studies at the UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA!