Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73106

Oklahoma City University offers a quality, values-centered education. United Methodist universities share a rich tradition of academic excellence. Oklahoma City University is the only Oklahoman institution listed in the top tier of the regional, master level university category by U.S. News and World Report magazine’s "America’s Best Colleges" issue.

Classes are small (averaging seventeen students for undergraduate courses and thirteen for graduate). All classes are taught by professors who share a commitment to the success of each student. Most professors hold the highest academic credentials in their fields. Students have daily access to their professors and plenty of individual attention. Although many of the professors conduct research and publish in academic and trade journals, their number one priority is teaching students.

Institute Recognition

• North Central Association of Colleges & Schools

• University Senate of the United Methodist Church

• American Bar Association

• Montessori Accreditation

• Council for Teacher Education

• National Association of Schools of Music

• National League of Nursing for Accrediting Commission

• Association of American Law Schools

• Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs

Prominent Alumni
• Herman Meinders, Founder of American Floral

• Paula Marshall-Chapman, CEO Bama Pies

• Leona Mitchell, Opera Star

• Kristen Chenowith, Tony Award Winner

• Shawntel Smith, Miss America 1996

• Susan Powell, Miss America 1981

• Jane Jayroe-Gamble, Miss America 1967

Location and Facilities
Life on the beautiful campus of Oklahoma City University also sets the school apart. Oklahoma City University is small enough for to feel a sense of community but large enough to offer the full university experience. The campus sits in the heart of a major metropolitan area, amid historic neighborhoods, near the State Capitol complex, and close to downtown attractions and the Bricktown entertainment district. Entertainment, museums, restaurants, and shops are all nearby. Opportunities for cultural enrichment abound on campus, including concerts, plays, and world-renowned speakers.

The university continues to improve facilities and services to accommodate students. Recently dedicated are three new campus improvements that will enhance the student experience: a $1.2 million expansion to the Norick Art Center, $1.1 million for the Ann Lacy Visitor and Admissions Center, a new $18.3 million building for the Meinders School of Business. In addition, construction continues on the $25 million Wanda L. Bass Music Center, and the building is scheduled for completion in January '06. A task force is looking at ways to make the C.Q. Smith Student Faculty Center the hub of campus life. The beautifully landscaped grounds make life at Oklahoma City University a pleasure, providing an inviting space for quiet study or the odd football or soccer game on the lawn.

Study Facilities
Areas where computers are available: 4 computer labs

Total number of computers available to students: 268

Internet access provided to all students: yes

Email services/accounts provided to all students: yes

Library on Campus yes

Institute & Location at a Glance
Year Founded: 1904

Status: private

Religious Affiliation: Methodist

Campus Setting: urban

City Population: 1 million

Climate: 36° to 82°F

Cost of Living: low

Calendar Year: Fall: August–December; Spring: January–May

Campus Housing: YES

Type of Residence: single, double, married

Admission Criteria and Procedures
To apply to Oklahoma City University, students should follow the steps below.

1. Students need to send a completed Application for Admission form (found at http://www.okcu.edu/admissions/graduate/OCU_Grad_app.pdf) to the Office of Graduate Admissions or apply online. 2. Send a check for the non-refundable $30 application fee, payable to Oklahoma City University.

3. Send unofficial copies or photocopies of all college transcripts with the application.

4. Request that an official transcript from the degree-conferring college or university be mailed directly to graduate admissions.

5. Student should have two individuals able to comment on their professional ability submit letters of recommendation to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

6. Students need to meet the particular requirements of the program they wish to enter. Each program has specific admissions requirements in addition to the general admissions policy of Oklahoma City University. Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions to obtain a copy of the graduate catalog, which outlines the requirements.

7.Graduate admissions has a rolling application deadline.

Admissions at a Glance
Transfer Students Accepted: yes

International Students Accepted: yes

Deadlines (Early): Rolling

Deadlines (Regular): Rolling

Deadlines (International): Rolling

Entrance Semester: Open

Preferred Tests: GMAT, LSAT, TOEFL

Minimum Test Scores: TOEFL: varies by program

LSAT: average 150

GMAT: not required for admission

Notification of Admission for Fall Term: n/a

Acceptance of Admission: 388

Acceptance Rate: 89.8%

Expenses at a Glance (in $US)
Annual Tuition

In-State: US$850/credit hour

Out-of-State: US$850/credit hour

International: US$850/credit hour

Other Expenses

Books & Materials: varies by degree

Miscellaneous Expenses: n/a


Residence: US$3,125

Required to live on Campus: n/a

Types of Degrees Offered

First Professional (JD)

Degrees Offered
Juris Doctorate

Master of Business Administration

Master of Science in Accounting

Master of Music

Master of Criminal Justice

Master of Education

Master of Arts in TESOL

Master of Liberal Arts

Master of Arts in Computer Science http://www.okcu.edu/petree/compsci/CS_GradCandidate.asp

Master of Art in Religion

Master of Science in Nursing

Study Options
• Assistantship

• Co-op/work internship

• Fast-track

• International Exchanges

• Part-time

Faculty Profile
# of faculty: 285

# full-time faculty: 164

% of faculty with highest degree in their field: 77%

student/faculty ratio: 10:1

class size: 10

Student Profile
Total enrollment: 3,695

Graduate Enrollment: 1,826

Male/Female ratio: 49%/51%

% Students from Out-of-State: 52%

% Students living on Campus: 19%

% Students in varsity/club intercollegiate sports: 6%

% Students in intramural/recreational sports: 23%

Institutional employment available: yes

% of full-time graduate students working on campus: 3%

Off campus employment opportunities for graduate students are: Available assistance offered by on campus services, on campus opportunities posted online or in HR department

Financial Aid & Assistantships
Graduate Scholarship:

The graduate scholarship provides a partial tuition waiver for qualified students interested in pursuing a master's degree at Oklahoma City University. Graduate scholarship contributes to the student's tuition for four consecutive semesters (excluding summer).

Graduate Assistant:

The purpose of the graduate assistant program is to furnish tuition awards to graduate students while providing the student with a professional working experience in an administrative or academic department. These are non-teaching positions.

Duration and Renewal of Award:

Scholarships and assistantships are awarded for four consecutive semesters, excluding summers. Awards are automatically renewed when recipients maintain full-time status (9 credit hours/semester) and 3.0 GPA each semester. In addition, graduate assistants are required to complete the professional work assignment.

Social Activities (Clubs & Organizations)
Academic Groups

Greek Organizations

International Student Groups

Minority Student Groups

Graduate Student Association

Political, Religious and Theater Groups

Sports Offered/Athletic Associations


• Men's Soccer

• Women's Soccer

• Men's Golf

• Women's Golf

• Men's Basketball

• Women's Basketball

• Baseball

• Softball


• Men's Rowing

• Women's Rowing

• Fencing

• Volleyball

Contact Information
Graduate Admissions/Oklahoma City University
2501 N Blackwelder
Oklahoma City, OK, 73106, USA

Phone: 1-405-208-5351

Fax: 1-405-208-5356

Email (domestic): gadmissions@okcu.edu

Email (Int'l): iso@okcu.edu

Website: http://www.okcu.edu

Apply on line: http://www.okcu.edu/admissions/graduate/OCU_Grad_app.pdf

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