The masters degree requires 30-36 hours of coursework, thesis or non-thesis option. This includes the traditional, accelerated, dual, and interdisciplinary masters degrees. Students pursuing a masters degree through Advanced Programs at the College of Continuing Education, please visit the Advanced Programs page.
The doctoral degree requires at least 90 post-baccalaureate hours, General Examination, and the submission and successful defense of the results of original dissertation research. Students admitted to a doctoral program who find that their educational goals cannot be met by one of the existing doctoral degrees offered may visit Interdisciplinary Ph. D.
Visiting Students are graduate students in good academic standing at another accredited institution taking courses at the University of Oklahoma. As visitors, graduate students have all the rights and privileges of other graduate students except the students are not in a degree program and, thus, are not pursuing a graduate degree at the OU.
Unclassified students are those who wish to
take graduate courses and (1) are not seeking a graduate degree; or
(2) have not yet chosen an academic field of study.
A graduate certificate represents completion of a set of courses that provides mastery of a specific area of knowledge. A graduate certificate is recorded on the student’s transcript. For a degree student, a graduate certificate may indicate an area of specialization; for a professional, a graduate certificate may provide evidence of special expertise.
For our international students, this section provides important information and valuable resources to support academic achievement. Find links to International Student Services, the English Assessment Program, and the International Teaching Assistant (ITA) Training.