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Applying for Graduate School

Graduate Admission Requirements

Qualified college graduates are eligible to seek admission to the Graduate College. Applicants must submit a completed application form and fee online to the Graduate College and upload all application requirements including transcript(s).


In addition to uploading your transcript(s) in the online application system, you should request each institution previously attended to send an official, sealed transcript to Graduate Student Services. To be official, the transcript must show the complete scholastic record, bear the official seal of the institution, and be signed by the issuing officer. Please mail to: Graduate Student Services, 700 N. Greenwood Ave., Tulsa, OK 74106-0700.


You must enroll for courses at OSU within a year of your initial admission date to retain active status or you must reapply for admission. If you are not enrolled for one year, you must reapply for admission and obtain approval from the department. You will be subject to the regulations in effect at the time of readmission.


Transfer credit must be recommended by the advisory committee through submission and approval of the plan of study and approved by the Dean of the Graduate College. Up to nine credit hours of transfer credit may be used toward an OSU master's degree. Additional hours may be used toward a doctoral degree.

Departmental Requirements

Each graduate program has specific admissions requirements. The faculty graduate advisor for your chosen degree program will be able to provide details. Use this form to request more information about the graduate program that interests you and we will connect you with the appropriate faculty graduate advisor.


Apply Online for Graduate Admission

Applying Online

Visit the OSU Graduate College online application and create a new account. You will be asked to select a username and password to access the application.

Sign in to your account and click on "Create Application".

The application fee is payable online with a credit card. Applications are not processed until the fee is received.

Application Deadline

Academic programs have different application deadlines throughout the year. To allow time for processing, a completed application must be submitted prior to the departmental deadline. Consult Graduate Student Services for details about different deadlines.