Learn how much tuition costs per semester based on your credit hour schedule, how your residency status affects the cost of tuition, and how to submit a petition to become an Oklahoma resident.
Deadlines for submitting your residency petition and subsequent documents are as follows:
Fall – October 31
Spring – March 31
Summer – June 30
To help avoid confusion, you cannot be made a resident for the purposes of paying in-state tuition on the following basis alone:
The University of Oklahoma is a state-supported institution of higher education supported by legislative funds derived from State of Oklahoma tax revenue. As a state, tax-supported institution, the University gives preference in tuition pricing to residents of the State of Oklahoma.
The University's definition of the term "resident" may be different from the definitions presented by other, non-university agencies. The University does not recognize declarations of resident status made by other agencies or third parties. Thus, a person who is an Oklahoma resident for tax or voting purposes is not necessarily a resident for University of Oklahoma for tuition. To see if you meet the criteria to be classified as an in-state student, please follow the link below to view the University's official guidelines regarding state residency.
Robberson Travel Grants provide financial assistance to graduate students who are presenting their research results or creative products at a professional venue. Robberson Research Grants provide financial assistance for expenses incurred as graduate students conduct their research or produce their creative products. Funded activities may include dissertation or thesis research and national research presentations, exhibitions or performances.
Robberson Research and Travel Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Submission of an application does not a guarantee of funding. We encourage application submission well in advance of your expected travel dates or research expenditure needs.
Travel Grant: As you receive confirmation that your presentation has been accepted, up to 45 days (90 days for summer travel) after your travel is complete.
Research Grant: You may apply for expenditures up to May 31 of the following academic year of your application, as long as you are enrolled when expenditures are incurred.
Application Deadlines: The 15th of every month September-April (except December)
Submit your application prior to the deadline so your graduate liaison and major advisor have enough time to complete the form.
The Robberson and Wethington Scholarships provide financial assistance for academically outstanding students to attend competitive and prestigious training/courses at other universities or institutions. Funding for this opportunity is provided from the Richard, Mary, and Glenn Robberson fund and the Mr. and Mrs. W.O. Wethington Scholarship fund.
Application Deadlines: The 15th of every month, September-April (except December)..
Submit your application prior to the deadline so your graduate liaison and major advisor have enough time to complete the form. Applications where the academic unit contributes significant cost sharing will be given priority in the review process.
Requests up to $5,000 will be considered.
Applicants for these funds must show evidence that the training/courses for which funding is requested will provide the following:
Applicants for these funds:
The Graduate Student Senate accepts Research and Conference Grant applications twice a year. These grants are supplementary in nature. More information and application forms can be found on the GSS website.
Publication of faculty scholarship in academically respected open or fee-based venues is among the most important and valuable contributions of a comprehensive research university. In some cases, following a rigorous peer review that recommends publication, subvention funding is required to meet the total publishing costs, which may range from $2,000-$6,000. In other cases, open access publishing – which refers to free and unrestricted online access to scholarly publications – sometimes also requires subvention funding. Open access increases the visibility, readership, and impact of an author's works, democratizing access across all institutions, regardless of size or budget. Open access publications are free for all readers, but publishing is not free. A variety of open access payment models exist, and sometimes the costs are the responsibility of the author or their associated institution.
Colleges, departments, and individuals are expected to fund publication costs via external grants and Sponsored Research Incentive (SRI). However, the university recognizes that such funding may not be available or sufficient in all cases, particularly for disciplines that have limited access to external support. Consequently, Research Publication Subvention Funding helps ensure that all peer-reviewed scholarly work produced at OU is formally published.
Learn more about open acces publication funding by following the link below.
The Eddie Carol Smith Scholarship was established to honor the contributions of Dr. Eddie Carol Smith who served as Graduate Dean from 1993 until 1999 and Vice President of Research from 1995 until 1999. The scholarship encourages research and creative activity among graduate students and recognizes the significant contributions of these graduate students to our society. The Eddie Carol Smith Scholarship is a one-year award that will go to a graduate student whose research/capstone project either opens a new area of scholarly endeavor or significantly expands an existing area of scholarly endeavor. Applicants must be near the end of their degree requirements, as it is expected that the academic year during which the student serves as the Eddie Carol Smith Scholar is also the academic year in which the student will complete the degree.
Application Deadlines: February 15 of even years; the next deadline is Feb. 15, 2024.
Any academic unit offering a graduate degree on the Norman campus may submit up to two nominations for the Eddie Carol Smith Scholarship for the 2022-23 academic year.
To be eligible for nomination an applicant must:
[Note: the recipient need not hold a graduate assistantship during the year of the award]
Nomination materials must be submitted by an OU faculty member or Graduate Liaison and must include:
An ad hoc committee selected from members of the Graduate Council will review the nominations immediately following the deadline and recommend a single recipient each year to the Graduate College dean. The scholarship will begin the following fall semester.
We are pleased to announce a call for applications from doctoral candidates who are in the final phases of dissertation writing for the 2023 – 2024 Nancy L. Mergler and Bullard Dissertation Completion Fellowships. Seven applicants (as determined by a committee of faculty from diverse fields of study across campus) will be awarded the Nancy L. Mergler Dissertation Completion Fellowship, which will pay for up to two semesters of a .50 GA appointment. The stipend amount awarded will equal the program’s usual GTA stipend. Tuition waivers and health insurance coverage will be provided. The student will be awarded the money in place of working as a GA, in order to have the opportunity to devote time to completing the dissertation. Additional awardees (determined by the same committee) will be awarded the Bullard Dissertation Completion Fellowship.
Application Deadlines: February 9, 2023, at 5:00pm
This fellowship will pay for one semester of a .50 GA appointment or two semesters of a .25 GA appointment. The stipend amount awarded will equal the program’s usual .50 or .25 GTA stipend. Tuition waivers and health insurance coverage will be provided. The student will be awarded the money in place of working as a GA in order to have the opportunity to devote time to completing the dissertation.
Students may apply directly. They do not need to be nominated by their academic unit.
Nomination materials must include:
The Alice Mary Robertson Award was established to honor the memory of Alice Mary Robertson, Oklahoma's first female representative in the United States Congress. The purpose of the award is to stimulate an interest among graduate students in the study and interpretation of the contributions made by women to the culture and progress of Oklahoma as well as to awaken the public to a greater appreciation of these contributions. The Alice Mary Robertson Award is a one-time award to a graduate student whose creative activity and/or scholarly or archival research enhances the appreciation of these contributions.
One award of $1,000 will be made annually. A committee will select the recipient during the spring semester, based on an evaluation of the creative or research activity.
Contact the Department of Women's and Gender Studies for additional information.
The Ambassador James R. Jones graduate fellowship was established to assist with the archival digitization efforts of the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center’s Congressional and Political Collections. Ambassador Jones served as Appointments Secretary (Chief of Staff) to President Lyndon Johnson, was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1973-1987, and then was appointed United States Ambassador to Mexico.
Students will be .50 GTAs in the Carl Albert Center while they are completing their graduate degrees in their home departments. Graduate Fellows will learn valuable research and archival management skills, metadata development, content migration strategies, and long-term preservation techniques. Fellows will have practical, hands-on opportunities with various archival materials including manuscript, photographs, and moving image/sound content. This unique position allows a robust learning experience and offers one-on-one instruction for in-depth skill development.
Application Deadlines: The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on February 1st on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
The Ambassador James R. Jones graduate fellowship includes:
A $16,000 stipend payable over 9-months
Up to $3k per year for travel and research funds
A tuition waiver if graduate program is eligible
A subsidy for the basic student health insurance plan
Fellowship is renewable annually
To be eligible for the fellowship an applicant must:
Be a full-time regularly enrolled graduate student at the University of Oklahoma
Be eligible for a Qualified Graduate Assistantship
Students who wish to apply for the award should submit a resume/CV as well as a one-page essay detailing their interests in political history and best practices in digital archival studies. Students from all academic areas are encouraged to apply and should indicate their degree home in application materials.
Please email documents to Katherine McRae (email@example.com): The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on Feb. 1 on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
At the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center, our commitment to the study of representative government is reflected in the highly competitive and prestigious Carl Albert Graduate Fellowship program.
Carl Albert Fellows work closely with Center faculty to pursue a rigorous and individualized program of study leading to a PhD in political science. Fellows focus their program of study on fundamental issues in representative government in America including the study of institutions, processes, and public policy. Faculty regularly interact with fellows in an office space that facilitates collaboration and scholarly exchange. The laboratory model of graduate education means students will be involved with research from day one. Fellows are expected to develop original research leading to professional conference presentation and publication.
Fellows may also avail themselves of a rich and diverse selection of other resources at The University of Oklahoma to advance their individual research and intellectual development:
Provides up to four years (including summers) of financial support as a teaching or research assistant, and an additional final year of funding with no work obligations to complete the dissertation.
In their first year, fellows serve as a teaching assistant for Introduction to American Government. In subsequent years, fellows support research and teaching of Center faculty. Senior fellows have opportunities to serve as faculty-of-record for their own courses.
The fellowship pays for full tuition and fees, funded research and conference travel, course work at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) and dissertation research funds. The Center also assists fellows in finding the best possible placement to meet career goals. As they complete the fellowship, fellows are prepared to be productive research scholars, in part because of the resources and support provided by the Center.
The Alumni and Foundation Recruitment Fellowship program, originally established by Graduate Dean Emeritus Lee Williams, provides Alumni and OU Foundation Fellowships to academic units to assist with recruitment of superior doctoral students. Awards will be chosen by a committee of graduate faculty members from a range of disciplines. We encourage applications that support diversity goals by recruiting underrepresented students.
The Wethington Graduate Fellowship is used to recruit outstanding doctoral students in the areas of business, engineering, history, mathematics, and natural science. Preference is given to students who have previously resided in Alfalfa, Garfield, Grant, or Woods counties in Oklahoma; however, if students from those counties are not available, other Oklahoma and non-Oklahoma students may be considered (including international).
Deadlines: January 26, February 9, February 23, and March 9
Students being admitted to any Norman-based doctoral program are eligible to be nominated.
To be eligible for the Wethington Graduate Fellowship a nominee must:
Nominations will be evaluated based on responses to the following questions.
Note: The fellowships are to be used for recruitment only. They are not transferrable to other students already committed or enrolled at OU. Once the duration of each fellowship is set, it cannot be extended.
The Kenneth L. Hoving Graduate Fellowship was established by an anonymous gift to honor Dr. Kenneth L. Hoving, who served as Dean of the Graduate College from 1980 to 1990. The Fellowship supports graduate students studying history, music, and WaTER Center.
Deadlines: Contact the Graduate College for information about whether your academic unit is eligible.
The Hoving Fellowship is a multi-year award which includes:
Continuation of the award is contingent upon the student making satisfactory progress toward the degree and the academic unit’s ongoing commitment to provide a .50 FTE Graduate Teaching or Research Assistantship
To be eligible for nomination an applicant must:
The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program strives to increase the number of graduate degrees awarded to students from low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented groups. The program pairs academically-promising undergraduate scholars with graduate faculty mentors, who advise them as they develop, conduct, and publicly present original research projects.
The McNair Graduate Fellowship program encourages McNair Scholars who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree and who demonstrate high excellence to attend graduate school.
Deadlines: January 26, February 9, February 23, and March 9
To be eligible for nomination an applicant must:
Nominations must be submitted by one of the application deadlines below. Nomination materials must include:
An ad hoc committee will review the nominations following the spring deadlines and recommend recipient(s) to the Graduate Dean.
The new Graduate Dean's Distinguished Thesis Prize allow us to recognize and reward outstanding performance by our thesis-based master’s students. The prize may be given to one student each year in each of the following three academic areas:
Nomination Deadline: extended to October 25, 2022
Each prize consists of $500 and an inscribed certificate. Prizes will be awarded at a public occasion where both the recipients and the departments will be honored.
Departments with fewer than 10 master’s degrees awarded during the nomination eligibility period of the prize can make one nomination; departments with 10 or more can nominate two.
Nomination materials should include:
The Graduate Dean will constitute an ad hoc faculty committee to review and recommend a thesis in each of the three categories to receive the award. The composition of the committee will depend on the fields represented by the theses to be considered. The committee will use the submitted materials to assess the overall quality of the thesis and its contribution to the discipline.
The Provost's Doctoral Dissertation Prize allows us to recognize and reward outstanding performance by our doctoral students. The prize may be given to one student each year in each of the following three academic areas:
Any student receiving a doctoral degree in a Norman-based program during the previous calendar year is eligible. Students must be nominated by their academic unit. Winners will be selected by an ad hoc committee.
Deadline: January 27, 2023
Each prize consists of $1,000 and an inscribed certificate. Prizes will be awarded at a public occasion where both the recipients and the departments will be honored.
Departments with fewer than 10 doctoral degrees awarded during the calendar year of the prize can make one nomination; departments with 10 or more can nominate two.
Nomination materials should include:
The Graduate Dean will constitute an ad hoc faculty committee charged with recommending to the Provost whether or not a nominated dissertation should be considered for a prize. The committee will be chaired by a member of the Graduate Council; the remaining membership will depend on the fields represented by the dissertations to be considered. The committee will use the submitted materials to assess the overall quality of the dissertation and its contribution to the discipline. The committee shall forward the recommendations to the Provost by April.
Each consists of $1,000 and an inscribed certificate. Awards will be given at a public occasion where the recipients and the departments will be honored.
Any Norman Campus graduate student with teaching responsibilities is eligible, provided the student has not received this award in the last two years. The awards may be given to one student each year in each of the following three academic areas:
Each department may nominate one master’s student and one doctoral student. The academic area best describing the course(s) taught by the GTA must be specified in each nomination. Nomination materials should include:
Nomination materials will be uploaded to an electronic form and must be submitted by October 31, 2022.
An ad hoc committee consisting of three faculty members (one from each of the three academic areas) and the student members of the Graduate Council will make the final selection. The ad hoc committee will forward its selections to the Provost by December 15, 2022.