The doctoral degree is awarded for excellence in research scholarship. It requires at least 90 post-baccalaureate hours, General Oral and Written Examination, and the submission and successful defense of the results of original dissertation research. For those students who have been admitted to an OU doctoral degree program and discover that their educational goals cannot be met by one of the existing doctoral degrees offered, visit Interdisciplinary PhD Programs.
Applicants must apply to the University of Oklahoma and to the academic unit in which the degree is offered. For a list of degree codes, see the University of Oklahoma Graduate Major Codes.
Contact the academic department for specific application requirements.
After You Have Been Admitted