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Undergraduate Application

Graduate Application

Thank you for considering the University of Oklahoma for your graduate education. The School of Geosciences offers Masters and PhDs in both Geology and Geophysics. Below are the requirements for our graduate applications:

1.      Complete online Graduate College Application: https://gograd.ou.edu/apply/. This application requires the following documents and information:

a.      Undergraduate and any Graduate Transcripts: the School of Geosciences requires applications have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

b.      TOEFL Scores (this requirement is for international students whose first language is not English)
        Office of Graduate Admissions: English Proficiency Requirements

c.      Personal Statement

d.      3 Letters of Recommendation (ideally from professors that know your performance in an academic setting)

e.       Information on academic accomplishments, research experience, presentations, and publications.

f.      Resume or CV (include cumulative GPA)

2.      Identify and contact a potential Faculty Advisor within the School of Geosciences.

Application Dates:

Deadlines for Fall Entry

  • January 1 (consideration with departmental funding)
  • April 1 (consideration without departmental funding - International students)
  • May 1 (consideration without departmental funding - U.S. students) 

Deadline for Spring Entry:

  • September 1

OU Graduate Application     Graduate Admissions Information

More Information

Student Orientations:
Newly admitted students who are receiving departmental funding will be required to attend some workshops and orientations. Information on these programs can be found on the Graduate College Website.

All new Teaching Assistants have to attend the TAO program. Registration and Agenda information can be found at the links below:

Teaching Assistant Orientation: (TAO)
All graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) must attend the teaching assistant training program offered by the Learning and Teaching Program prior to commencing their teaching responsibilities. 

Teaching Assistant Orientation (TAO) – tao.ou.edu

Ethics in Research Workshop: All graduate students who receive an assistantship or fellowship must attend this workshop.  You can sign up for a workshop here.

Lab Safety Online Training: All graduate students employed in research labs must complete this training https://www.ouhsc.edu/ehso/training-norman/new_logon.asp, assistant training, as well as the teaching assistant orientation.