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Graduate Admissions

Rolling Admissions

Applications now open
for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2024

Next Class Start Date

January 16, 2024

Same OU courses. Same OU degree. Same University of Oklahoma. Available online.


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At the University of Oklahoma, our online master’s degrees provide the knowledge and skills necessary to compete in today’s workforce. You will learn from world-class faculty who are experts in their fields, preparing you to successfully lead in your own career. Apply now and bring your career goals to life.

Admissions Requirements for Online Master’s Degrees

  • Online application form 
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or the international equivalent)
  • Official college transcripts from all previous institutions
  • Minimum grade point average varies by degree program
  • Supplemental documentation, including resume, letters of recommendation, essay, GRE/GMAT scores, etc., may be required by some programs
  • Demonstration of English proficiency if an international student

If you are applying for one of our health sciences programs, please visit the individual program page for the correct application and additional application information.

Contact Admissions with any questions
about meeting the requirements. 


Phone: (405) 325-3811


Important Dates for Graduate Degrees

SessionDeadlineClasses Begin
Spring 2024 January 2, 2024January 16, 2024
Summer 2024April 29, 2024May 13, 2024

In Their Words

“As much as I enjoyed law enforcement and the military, I knew earning a leadership degree would open more opportunities for me as every organization has a leadership component. Using my military and leadership skills along with my OU degree, I’m now coaching CEOs and chairing a CEO peer advisory group.”

—Retired Lt. Col. Anthony Carter, M.A. Organizational Leadership, 2013

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Online Graduate Degree Admissions FAQ

If you don’t see your question listed below, please reach out to us at and we’ll get you the answer.

Yes. The University of Oklahoma’s online master’s programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and are created by university staff and faculty. Graduates of online programs receive the same degree designation as students who attend class on campus.

Admissions requirements vary by degree program. Check with your intended program of study for information regarding minimum grade point average requirements and supplemental documentation requirements.

Students must:

  • Complete the online application
  • Provide official college transcripts from all institutions
  • International students must demonstrate English proficiency

For more information about the admissions process, complete the contact form above and an admissions counselor will be in touch with you shortly.

We have programs offered year-round. You can apply to begin in the fall (August or October), spring (January or March), and summer. Check with your intended program of study for details.

The admissions committee operates under a rolling admission process, and admissions may continue until two weeks before the start of classes. The committee strives to respond to all applicants within two weeks from the time a completed application is submitted.

If you would like to compare the estimated cost of your program with a typical financial aid package, use the cost calculator on our OU Online financial aid page. 

Why OU Online?

We are a top-tier public institution offering high-quality, affordable, professional undergraduate and graduate programs that are committed to maintaining academic excellence in an online format.

Our Online Curriculum

Every OU Online program is built on the foundation of world-class faculty mixed with professors of practice providing valuable instruction. By linking industry experts with our online programs, we are offering the most advanced curriculum available and preparing students for future career success.

Our Online Degrees

When you graduate from an OU Online program, you’ll earn a degree from the University of Oklahoma. Graduates join the network of 250,000 OU alumni and are forever part of the OU family. Become part of the tradition of excellence that OU has established in its 130-year history.

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