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Academics

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What Possibilities!

OU-Tulsa offers more than 30 undergraduate and graduate degrees spanning fields as diverse as social work, nursing, engineering, public health, urban design, human relations, and much more. Our world-class faculty teach internationally recognized programs designed to help our students find success and meet their career goals right here at OU-Tulsa.

Explore OU-Tulsa’s more than 30 degree programs below. In addition to advancing knowledge, your degree from OU is designed with one goal in mind: to help each student find a life of success, meaning, service, and positive community impact.

School of Community Medicine

 The OU-TU School of Community Medicine offers all four years of the doctor of medicine program and a 30-month physician assistant program on the OU-Tulsa campus, as well as eight residency programs and five fellowships. The SCM strives to provide students, residents, and fellows with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in healthcare focused on the community in which they live.
 

 

OU-TU School of Community Medicine

Polytechnic Institute

The University of Oklahoma Polytechnic Institute (OUPI) at OU-Tulsa is focused on high-demand, advanced and applied technology-based education. OUPI prepares graduates to transform industries in Oklahoma by offering innovative bachelor’s degree completion programs as well as masters and doctoral level programs in critical STEM fields. Classes are expected to begin in 2024.

 


 

OU Polytechnic Institute

Schusterman Library

The Schusterman Library is the home library for all students, staff, and faculty of Tulsa-based programs from both the Norman and OU Health Sciences Center. The Library is an active partner in accomplishing the educational, research, and community service goals of the University. We strive to connect members of the OU-Tulsa community to outstanding information services, collections, and technology.


 

 

Schusterman Library

Undergraduate Degree Programs

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Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education program prepares students to teach children through the third grade. Students at OU-Tulsa Campus will have a focus on working with very young children (birth to age 8) and their families, in a variety of settings.



BS.ECEd

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Human Relations


Human Relations degrees prepare graduates for careers focusing on social change and the resolution of human relations problems. Students may focus on areas such as counseling, non-profits, volunteerism, women’s issues, race relations, and organizational studies.

 

BA.HR

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Information Science & Technology

This bachelor program focuses on current and emerging workforce needs in the information industry. The degree prepares graduates to be innovative information and technology leaders who can solve current and evolving information science problems.


BSIST

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Medical Imaging & Radiation Sciences, Sonography

Sonography is the profession that uses equipment that generates high frequency sound waves to produce images of the human body. The OUHSC sonography program at OU-Tulsa is accredited in both general and cardiac sonography.

 

Sonography

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Nursing

The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing seeks to educate professional nurses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to advance nursing knowledge through research and creative activities.
 

BSN

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Social Work

The BASW at degree OU-Tulsa prepares students to be skilled social work practitioners who are committed to serving our community. The BASW at OU-Tulsa is a degree completion program; two years of study at another higher education institution or community college.
 

BASW

Master's Degree Programs

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Childhood Well-Being


Exclusive to OU-Tulsa, the Master of Arts in Childhood Well-Being program will provide students insight and training in the areas of education, health, family and community, and economic well-being of children. A multidisciplinary view of holistic child well-being.
 

Childhood Well-Being

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Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, offered through the department of Human Relations, is a 60 hour program for students seeking the Licensed Professional Counseling (LPC) certification for the State of Oklahoma.

 

CMHC

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Educational Admin., Curriculum and Supervision

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies offers a masters in Educational Administration Curriculum and Supervision at OU-Tulsa which is designed to prepare students for administrative and other leadership positions in schools.
 

EACS

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Electrical and Computer Engineering

The MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering is a thesis option program which alllows students to pursue exciting research interests within the field of Electrical Engineering. Students will work both with groups and one on one with our faculty, studying the latest technology from the field. 

ECE

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Physician Assistant

The primary goal of the OU-TU School of Community Medicine’s physician assistant (PA) program is to educate quality primary care physician assistants to actively improve the healthcare of Oklahomans – particularly in underserved urban areas.


 

PA

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Master of Human Relations

A Master of Arts in Human Relations from OU-Tulsa focuses on learning and applying culturally competent knowledge and skills to the complex array of contemporary challenges and opportunities facing people, organizations, and society today.
 

MHR

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Library and Information Studies

Library and Information Studies offers specialized tracks within traditional library settings and supports the development of skills, knowledge, and attitudes required in information agencies and in positions of information within profit and not-for-profit institutions.
 

MLIS

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Nursing

OU Nursing advances health in Oklahoma and across the world by educating future leaders, engaging in scientific discovery, translating evidence into practice, and driving innovation. OU-Tulsa campus offers both a Master's in Nursing Administration and CNS.

 

MSN

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Organizational Dynamics

A Master of Arts in Organizational Dynamics from OU-Tulsa links the latest management theory with applied work experience. More people focused than an MBA, the ODYN program at OU-Tulsa develops professionals who have the leadership and teamwork skills needed to manage people, projects, and processes.

 

ODYN

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Public Administration


The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is the preferred graduate degree for public officials, policy analysts, and nonprofit leaders. The OU-Tulsa campus offers MPA courses in night, weekend and online formats. Most students complete the degree within two years. Graduates gain knowledge of government institutions, actors, and processes.

MPA

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Public Health


The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program at OU-Tulsa provides students with the essential foundation for diverse career opportunities in both traditional and non-traditional public health settings. Earn your MPH at the state’s only College of Public Health accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.


MPH

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Social Work


The Master of Social Work degree program provides flexibility to meet the needs of all students from all walks of life. The Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work at OU-Tulsa offers two MSW degree options. Students become critical thinkers and competent at practice infused by professional values and ethics.
 

 

MSW

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Urban Design

OU’s Gibbs College of Architecture at OU-Tulsa offers the Master of Urban Design program and the Certificate of Design Entrepreneurship and Real Estate. The Urban Design curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for the independent professional practice of urban design and research for communities.
 

Urban Design

Doctoral Degree Programs

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Educational Admin, Curriculum, and Supervision

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies offers both an EdD and PhD in Educational Administration Curriculum and Supervision at OU-Tulsa. Both degree options promote critical inquiry that addresses important issues relating to teaching, learning, and leadership in education.
 

EACS

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Electrical and Computer Engineering

Student learn and apply advancements in computer and networking technology to the business of electrical and computer engineering. OU-Tulsa's ECE program offers courses using the most up-to-date technology to ensure students are ready to start a career after graduation. 


PH.D. ECE

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General Engineering

Engineers turn ideas into reality. Engineers design products, build machinery, design and build factories to produce products, discover new materials, use new materials in product development, and connect the world via highways, bridges, tunnels, and the internet. 



Engineering

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Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum, Concentration in Early Childhood Education

The Ph.D. program is designed to prepare faculty researchers and leaders serving young children (birth through age eight) and their families, in multiple settings.



PH.D ILAC

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Medicine

The OU-TU School of Community Medicine offers all four years of the doctor of medicine program and a 30-month PA program on the OU-Tulsa Campus. OU-TU SCM is an integrated track within the OU College of Medicine.


 

Medicine

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Nursing

Our doctoral program in Nursing is designed to provide nurse scientists with skills and knowledge for interdisciplinary, translational, community-based inquire in advancing science and improving health in vulnerable populations.

 

DNP

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Occupational Therapy

The doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy offers additional courses and an experiential component focusing on advanced clinical practice, administration, leadership, program development, research, advocacy and education.

 

OTD 

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Organizational and Community Leadership

The primary emphasis of this program, unique to OU-Tulsa, is on understanding complex community problems at the individual and organizational level while developing research-based solutions.


 

PH.D. OCL

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Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is a dynamic health profession dedicated to the promotion of optimal health, prevention of disability, and the restoration and maintenance of physical activities that contribute to a successful life. Physical therapy services are provided in a variety of settings, including homes, schools, workplaces, outpatient clinics, and hospitals.

DPT 

Centers and Institutes

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Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth

The Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth is a semester-long internship at OU-Tulsa connecting interdisciplinary students with businesses to develop real-world solutions to problems through technology commercialization and business creation.

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Center for Studies in Democracy and Culture

The Center for Studies in Democracy and Culture organizes programs, seminars, and activities designed to stimulate interest in contemporary issues in our society and understanding of global cultures.

 

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Community Medicine Research

Learn about Community Medicine Research activities at OU-Tulsa School of Community Medicine, meet our investigators, and find proposal development resources. Partnership with universities and community organizations allow us to have a broad scope of research activity.

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Hope Research Center


The Hope Research Center is linking OU-Tulsa’s research capabilities with area nonprofit groups to help those organizations better serve their clients and our community. This hope centered research is focused on evaluating and improving program services to achieve client outcomes.

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Early Childhood Education Institute

The Early Childhood Education Institute (ECEI) at OU-Tulsa is an applied research institute with multiple ongoing projects designed to advance and support equity in early childhood programming and policies by generating and disseminating high-quality, meaningful research.

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East Asia Institute


The East Asia Institute connects forward-thinking students, educators to East Asian cultures through interactive language and culture programs, engaging professional development, and cross-cultural exchanges that provide opportunities to pursue careers around the globe. 

OU-Tulsa Schusterman Clinic
Harold Hamm Diabetes Center

The Tulsa branch of the Harold Hamm Oklahoma Diabetes Center treats pediatric Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. The Diabetes Team at the Center care for the patients throughout childhood and provides education and time with physicians to adjust medications and treatment the disease.

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Haruv USA

 

Haruv USA at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa bring together the unique expertise and international leadership of the Haruv Institute paired with the research-based educational knowledge and expertise of OU-Tulsa, Social Work. Professionals acquire new skills and practice professional interventions.

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Integrative Immunology Center


The Integrative Immunology Center facilitates interdisciplinary research in community medicine focused on understanding the long-term effects stress and deliver educational support and expertise in the field of immunology to the Tulsa community.

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National Resource Center for Youth Services

The National Resource Center for Youth Services at the University of Oklahoma OUTREACH has been resourcing the youth services community for more than twenty-five years, providing training and technical assistance to programs in Oklahoma and nationally.

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Oklahoma Center for Prehospital & Disaster Medicine

The CPDM is the overarching organization responsible for OUDEM’s prehospital and out-of-hospital realms. The CPMD institute was created in 2009 and plays a vital and growing role in facilitating out-of-hospital and mass casualty medicine across the state.

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THRIVE


The Leadership and Policy Center for Thriving Schools and Communities  at the University of Oklahoma
seeks to provide relevant and effective school leadership development programs of the highest quality to meet the needs of our constituents in the Tulsa area. 

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OU-Tulsa Simulation Center

The OU-Tulsa Simulation Center provides safe simulated experiences for all of OU Tulsa’s diverse programs, including medicine, PA, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, social work, and education.

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Surgery Procedure Center

The Surgery Procedure Center on the OU-Tulsa campus offers endoscopy, hemodialysis access, vascular treatment and venous treatment on a same day, outpatient basis.

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Urban Design Studio


The Urban Design Studio at OU-Tulsa trains urban design professionals, advancing understanding of the city through research and creative activity, and engaging in community projects.