According to the 1908-1909 OU General Catalog:
"At a meeting of the Board of Regents, April 3, 1909, provision was made for the organization of a Graduate School. The organization will be completed by the opening of the school year of 1909-1910. Thus far the graduate work has been under the control of a committee on graduate studies, and students have pursued courses leading to the master’s degree under the following rules:
The candidate must have received the bachelor’s degree from this university or from some other acceptable school.
He must spend at least one school year in resident study at the university and must secure credit for not fewer than thirty hours of work. No work that falls below “B” grade can be so counted.
The subjects of study must be chosen from those for which graduate credit is given and much form a consistent plan of work, acceptable to the committee in charge.
With the approval of the dean, graduate students may select from the following courses: