Graduate School The University of Tulsa

Graduate School The University of Tulsa

Tulsa, OK
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University of Tulsa Earns Accolades for Personal Attention and Extensive Resources

Graduate education at the University of Tulsa (TU) is in an unique position to nurture a student's professional and personal wellbeing by offering the best features of a small, private college and a large, comprehensive university at a school that "The Princeton Review" states "is among the lowest-priced selective, independent institutions in the nation." TU's small class sizes afford close student-faculty member interaction (with a student to faculty member ratio of 11-to-1) while still being able to provide a wide variety of course offerings, faculty and professional advising, student services, and extensive research opportunities not often seen at institutions of comparable size.

TU is often cited by nationally published college guides as one of the nation's best universities on the basis of quality and value. In 2013, TU was listed among the nation's top universities in "US News and World Report's" America's Best Colleges survey, ranking 83rd among all doctoral institutions. "The Princeton Review" has named TU as one of the nation's 50 Best Value private colleges and universities and has also praised TU's high quality academics across all disciplines.

Wide Variety of Graduate Education Options at TU

Opportunities for graduate education at TU include 14 doctoral programs in anthropology, English literature, clinical psychology, industrial and organizational psychology, biology, chemical engineering, chemistry, computer engineering, computer science, geosciences, mathematics, mechanical engineering, petroleum engineering, physics and more than 30 master's degree programs, including several interdisciplinary and joint-degree programs.

Five interdisciplinary research institutes span 13 different academic disciplines: the Institute of Nanotechnology; the Institute of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology; the Institute of Biochemical and Psychological Study of Individual Differences; the Institute of Alternative Energy; and the Institute of Trauma, Abuse, and Neglect.

In addition, TU's management of the Gilcrease Museum, one of the country's finest facilities for the preservation and study of American art and history, provides students with access to extensive art, historical, anthropological, and archival materials for use in interdisciplinary research and to support TU's new interdisciplinary master's degree program in museum science and administration.

Diverse Student Body at TU

As part of these programs, more than 800 graduate students currently study at the University of Tulsa, having moved to Tulsa from undergraduate institutions located in 38 states and 42 countries. Over 33% of TU's graduate population consists of international students and 9% of the graduate population represents US minority populations. More than 28 multicultural student organizations on campus provide information and support to international and minority students to assist in the successful completion of their graduate studies.

Research is a Critical Part of a TU Graduate Education

A valuable component of a TU graduate education involves opportunities to participate in research, internships, or practica that give students first-hand experience in particular disciplines, while affording opportunities to publish and present research at professional conferences. New and exciting research opportunities occur all over campus and are not necessarily confined to laboratories or classrooms. In addition, community involvement and an understanding of the ethical implications of one's research are essential elements of TU research and graduate programs.

Student participation in university research is enhanced by TU's small faculty member to student ratio. This gives graduate students opportunities for close interaction with faculty members that are nationally and internationally recognized in their respective fields. But research at the University of Tulsa is not just about the faculty. Student researchers are openly encouraged to independently contribute to and present papers on cutting-edge research worldwide. These research experiences can be developed to complement a student's graduate program requirements or act as supplements for students who have more than one research interest. Students will also have opportunities to work with faculty members on developing individualized plans for their graduate studies, giving more definition to master's or doctoral degrees and gaining extra advantages in today's competitive job market. Students will know what it is like to work in their chosen fields before they enter those fields as professionals.

Financial Aid and Student Services Support University of Tulsa Students

Students are supported within their graduate programs by merit-based financial aid, in the form of research and teaching assistantships, scholarships, and fellowships that are administered through the graduate school. These awards assist students in paying for their graduate education and also offer opportunities to gain valuable skills in their disciplines and as professionals. In addition, the graduate school, in conjunction with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, offers funding for graduate students to present their research at academic conferences in the US and abroad.

The graduate school also offers a number of student services and professional development opportunities specifically designed for graduate student success while in graduate school as well as after graduation. These include life skills workshops, orientation programs, and an annual student research colloquium.

When looking at the benefits of a TU graduate education from a professional or personal perspective, few other universities can meet a student's academic needs while also providing a collegial and supportive atmosphere in which to pursue their graduate studies, whether it be at the master's or doctoral level.

Location & Contact

Graduate School

The University of Tulsa

800 South Tucker Drive
Tulsa, OK 74104-3189
United States

Dr. Janet Haggerty

Vice Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School

Phone: 918-631-2336
Fax: 918-631-2156

Graduate School

Phone: 918-631-2336
Fax: 918-631-2156

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Departments & Programs

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Arts (JD/MA)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Science (JD/MS)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Science in Finance (JD/MSF)
      Master of Accountancy (M Acc)
      Master of Arts (MA)
      Master of Business Administration (MBA)
      Master of Business Administration/Master of Science (MBA/MS)
      Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Computer Science (MBA/MSCS)
      Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Finance (MBA/MSF)
      Master of Education (M Ed)
      Master of Energy Business (MEB)
      Master of Engineering (ME)
      Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
      Master of Science (MS)
      Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)
      Master of Science in Finance/Master of Science in Applied Mathematics (MSF/MSAM)
      Master of Science in Mathematics and Science Education (MSMSE)
      Master of Science/Master of Science (MS/MS)
      Master of Teaching Arts (MTA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 288
    • Doctoral Degrees 23
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


33% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 1,647
    • Accepted 557
    • Acceptance Rate 33
    • Enrolled 276
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $55
    • Application Fee - International $55
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, GMAT
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 1
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assitantships, Teaching Assistantships, Tuition Waivers, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Health Care Benefits, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Traineeships, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students820
    • Female Percentage39%
    • Male Percentage61%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students820
    • Part-time Percentage36%
    • Full-time Percentage64%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino4%
    • Black / African American2%
    • White / Caucasian66%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native7%
    • Asian1%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races2%
    • Unknown18%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty205
    • Full-time Percentage95%
    • Part-time Percentage5%
    • Female Percentage29%
    • Male Percentage71%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchNot Reported
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$17,615,450



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