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About the Graduate College

Founded in 1909, the University of Oklahoma Graduate College is committed to serving the needs of graduate students and faculty. From providing tuition waivers and research grants to assisting students with completing their degree requirements, the Graduate College staff is dedicated to the success of each of OU’s more than 4,000 advanced degree students.

Message from Dr. T.H. Lee Williams, Graduate College Dean Emeritus 1999-2016

The graduate experience at OU enables you to realize your potential through a challenging exploration of the sciences, humanities, arts or professions. We engage the best and brightest with our graduate programs, where our students gain in-depth preparation for a scholarly career in academia or leadership roles in the public or private sectors.

Whatever your ambitions may be, we invite you to discover an environment that embraces collaboration with an open, fluid approach. Within our community of learners, you will find the support to explore your mind’s potential and connect with others who have similar aspirations. As many have discovered, an advanced degree from the University of Oklahoma will take you higher than you could ever imagine.