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Admission Requirements and Application Process

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Admission Requirements and Application Process

To be considered for admission, students must meet minimum requirements set by the Graduate College.  Graduate students need to have

•   A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher education
•   A 3.0 minimum undergraduate grade point average. Students may be conditionally admitted with an undergraduate GPA between 2.75 and 2.99. If GPA is below 3.0, applicants need to discuss in the application personal statement (essay) reasons for their low GPA and explain why these issues will no longer be a concern.

Due Dates
To be considered for admission into the OU Masters of Special Education Degree Programs applications are due on or before the following dates.

 Domestic Students
International Students
Fall SemesterRolling Admissions*
February 1
Spring Semester
Rolling Admissions*September 1
Summer SemesterRolling Admissions*
February 1

*Rolling admission applications must be submitted at least four weeks before the start of the intended semester of enrollment.

Required Application Materials
Applicants will need to provide official transcripts, pay an application fee, and submit the following required information during the on-line application process.

        ·         Personal statement
        ·         Contact information for three recommendations
        ·         Original transcripts
        ·         Resume

Application Information
For additional information or assistance in applying applicants may call the College of Education Graduate Programs Support Office at 405-325-4525 or send an email to

Special Education Faculty Advisors
Applicants’ acceptance letters include their faculty advisor’s name and contact information. Newly admitted students need to contact their advisors to develop a plan of study.

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