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Adult and Higher Education Admission Information

Master's Program

The EDAH Master's program has three deadlines: October 1 for Spring, April 1 for Summer and Fall.

Please note: the application process for OU Athletics graduate assistantship (GA) positions is separate from admission to the IAA concentration. GA opportunities are posted at https://ou.taleo.net/careersection/stu/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en and are typically filled before mid-April. Applicants are encouraged to apply to both GA positions and the IAA program early in the spring semester.

Effective summer 2013, to qualify for full admission to the EDAH program, applicants must meet the following minimum criteria:

▪   3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA

Applicants who have less than a 3.0 cumulative GPA may be admitted conditionally by satisfying the following requirements:
 
·  The last 60 hours of the students’ undergraduate coursework totals 3.0 or higher.
·  The student’s GPA is between a 2.75-2.99.

Students who are admitted conditionally must complete 12 credits (4 classes) in EDAH with a cumulative 3.0 GPA to be able to continue in the program and move to unconditional admission status.

Link to TOEFL information for International Applicants for Graduate Programs

New Applicants to OU (anyone not a current OU graduate student)

Applicants must be accepted by both the program for which they are applying and the Graduate College. Beginning with Summer semester 2014, the University has moved to a unified online application to fulfill both the program and Graduate College application requirements simultaneously. The application may be started using the link found on the “How to Apply” page or by using the Apply Now link. Once all required application materials have been uploaded and your application is complete, the application will first be reviewed the Graduate College personnel. Once the deadline for the program for which you are applying has passed, the appropriate program area faculty will review the materials and you will receive notification on the admission decision from departmental personnel.

Change of Program Applicants
Any OU graduate students who are interested in changing their program of study to the Adult and Higher Education program may apply to add or change programs by using the link https://gograd.ou.edu/apply/

Graduate College Application and a copy of the Graduate College Bulletin may be obtained by contacting:

Graduate College
Robertson Hall Room 100
The University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK 73019
(405) 325-3811

Doctor of Philosophy

Applications for the EDAH doctoral program will be reviewed each Spring, with applications due by December 1. Prospective students interested in applying to the doctoral program must submit their applications to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

New Applicants to OU (anyone not a current OU graduate student)

Applicants must be accepted by both the program for which they are applying and the Graduate College. Beginning with Summer semester 2014, the University has moved to a unified online application to fulfill both the program and Graduate College application requirements simultaneously. The application may be started using the link found on the “How to Apply” page or by using the Apply Now link. Once all required application materials have been uploaded and your application is complete, the application will first be reviewed the Graduate College personnel. Once the deadline for the program for which you are applying has passed, the appropriate program area faculty will review the materials and you will receive notification on the admission decision from departmental personnel. 

Applicants will be asked to provide official transcripts and remit an application fee in addition to providing the following required documents during the application process.

  • copies of all transcripts;
  • resume or curriculum vita;
  • statement of goals (see below);
  • a minimum of three letters of references (to include both academic and professional references but they cannot be from current or former EDAH faculty);
  • a sample of scholarly writing;
  • for International applicants, an acceptable TOEFL score.   Link to TOEFL requirements.

The statement of goals is a 3-5 paged essay in which the applicant should address the following:

  • (a) professional and/or academic aspirations,
  • (b)the relationship between previous experience and professional / academic aspirations, 
  • (c) a description of potential research interests, and 
  • (d) the ways in which the program in Adult and Higher Education can assist the scholarly and professional development of the applicant. 

This statement should demonstrate a mutual compatibility between the applicant's professional and/or academic interests and the EDAH program. In all cases, it must give evidence that the applicant has carefully investigated OU's offerings, has appropriate qualifications to meet the challenges of the proposed studies, demonstrates a deliberate and reflective approach to her or his intellectual and professional development, and can write a well substantiated, clearly focused, persuasive essay.

Change of Program Applicants
Any OU graduate students who are interested in changing their program of study to the Adult and Higher Education program may apply to add or change programs by using the link https://gograd.ou.edu/apply/