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Graduate Application Instructions

How to apply – Graduate

The Office of Graduate Admissions will share all application documents with each graduate program’s admission committee once we have received all required parts of your application. Admission decisions are made by each graduate program. Please contact our office with any questions.

1. Complete the Online Graduate Application

OCU offers an online application. A $60 application fee or qualified fee waiver (from attending a Graduate Admissions event) must be submitted before your application will be considered complete.

Create an Account
Access the online application and follow prompts to create a username and password. If you already receive information from Oklahoma City University you already have an account to retrieve your information, use the “forgot your User Name or Password?” link.

Complete and submit your application
Complete each section of the application thoroughly. Click the “Save and Continue” button at the bottom of each page to save your progress. Required questions are marked with an asterisk. You will see a confirmation page and receive a confirmation email once your application has been submitted successfully.

2. Submitting Required Documents

Personal Statement
Each graduate program requires a personal statement (except for the Physician Assistant and Non-Degree Seeking applications). We recommend writing the statement as a Word document and uploading it to the application. Please read the instructions on the application for information related to statement requirements for your particular program of interest.

Current Resume
Please upload a current resume to your application. Music applicants will need to include a performance based resume.

Recommendation Forms
The online application offers a “Recommendation” section that we encourage all applicants to use. By providing contact information for recommenders in this section, a recommendation form will be sent to each recommender to complete online on your behalf. You do not need to wait for the recommendations to be completed prior to submitting your application—they will be submitted directly to our office by your recommender. Separate letters of recommendation are not required.

Official Transcripts
Graduate students are required to submit official transcripts from each institution attended. To be considered official, we must receive the transcript directly from the institution (excluding International transcripts) either by mail or through electronic delivery.

Other Documents
Some programs require additional application documents such as writing samples, additional letters of recommendation, or graduate entrance exam scores. Please check with the Office of Graduate Admissions for information related to these other documents.

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