Skip Navigation

Apply

Skip Side Navigation

Apply

Undergraduate Student Admission

Admission to our undergraduate programs in CEES is granted through the Admissions Office at the University of Oklahoma.

To visit the College of Engineering and the School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science, contact the University's Prospective Student Tours.

Graduate Student Admission

Application Information

Thank you for your interest in the graduate programs in the School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science here at The University of Oklahoma! Applications must be received by the deadlines noted below. It usually takes 2 to 3 weeks for online applications to be processed while traditional applications usually take 8 to 12 weeks to be processed. Traditional applicants who submit complete applications well in advance of these deadlines have a higher likelihood of receiving financial assistantships. Online and Traditional applications received after the deadline will be reviewed if time permits; however, late applicants run the risk of being deferred until the following semester.  View the Office of Graduate Admissions website HERE.

Qualifying Graduate Assistantships are awarded by individual faculty members and not by admission or the department. Unless contacted by a faculty member at the time of admission, all master’s students are admitted as coursework only students. Those not contacted, but interested in assistantships, may discuss opportunities with faculty members upon arrival to the program and possibly obtain support. 

OU Traditional Graduate Program Application Requirements

  • Graduate College Traditional Application for Admission
  • Application processing fee
  • Official University Transcript(s)
    • Submit an official transcript from your undergraduate and any graduate institutions that you earned a degree; you must disclose ALL attended institutions on your application as well.
  • Statement of Goals or Purpose (500 words or less)
  • TWO letters of reference (Masters Degree) OR
    THREE letters of reference (Doctoral Degree)
    Request your references to comment on your knowledge of the following in addition to any other comments that would aid us in assessing your skills.
    • Engineering and scientific principles
    • Analytical abilities
    • Experimental abilities
    • Initiative and communication skills
  • Official GRE scores are optional and not required for admission, but they may be required by some potential faculty sponsors to be considered for a Qualifying Graduate Assistantship.
  • Ph.D. applicants submit a copy of your abstract from your thesis

 

OU Online Graduate Program Application Requirements

  • Graduate College Online Application for Admission
  • Official University Transcript(s)
    • Submit an official transcript from your undergraduate and any graduate institutions that you earned a degree; you must disclose ALL attended institutions on your application as well.
  • Resume
  • Statement of Goals or Purpose (500 words or less)
  • Official GRE scores are optional and not required for admission.

 

Non-U.S. Citizens must also submit:

  • Confidential Financial Statement
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS Report (Applicants are responsible for requesting the testing agency submit the report). Learn more about this requirement HERE.

 

OU Addition or Change of Program (ACOP) Application Requirements

  • Graduate College ACOP Application for Admission (only for current OU students, required for all students changing programs)
  • Resume
  • Statement of Goals or Purpose (500 words or less)
  • TWO letters of reference (Masters Degree) OR
    THREE letters of reference (Doctoral Degree).
    Request your references to comment on your knowledge of the following in addition to any other comments that would aid us in assessing your skills.
    • Engineering and scientific principles
    • Analytical abilities
    • Experimental abilities
    • Initiative and communication skills

 

Application Deadlines

  • Traditional Programs - Norman Campus
    All materials must be received on or before the dates below to be considered for admission for the following semester.
  • Online Programs
    The online programs have rolling admissions and are not governed by the deadlines noted below.

 

Starting SemesterInitial Screening Deadline
Applications Accepted Until
Fall or Summer
January 15
April 1
Spring
August 15
September 1
Deadlines are applicable to both U.S. and Non-U.S. Citizens

If you have questions, please contact ceesgradstudies@ou.edu

The University of Oklahoma
School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science
Attn:  Graduate Programs
202 W. Boyd St., Room 334
Norman, Oklahoma 73019