We believe the best graduate programs prepare their students to be conscientious intellectuals and professionals. These include Life Skills workshops, orientation programs and an annual student research colloquium.
The Graduate School supervises all graduate work except that of the College of Law. The Graduate School sets standards for admission to graduate standing and recommends to the Board of Trustees for degrees those students who have completed the required work.
Merit-based financial aid, in the form of research and teaching assistantships, scholarships and fellowships are also 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 discipline and as a professional. 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 U.S and abroad.
More than 750 graduate students currently study at TU, having moved to Tulsa from undergraduate institutions located in 35 states and 37 countries. Up to 30 percent of TU’s graduate population is international students and nine percent of the graduate population represents U.S. minority populations. More than 25 multicultural student organizations on campus provide support to international and minority students encouraging the successful completion of their graduate studies.
Graduate School Membership
The Graduate School is a member of the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (CSGS) and the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS). Enrolled students are eligible for awards offered by these groups.
Since 1993, TU students and faculty have benefited from its membership in Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). ORAU is a consortium of 114 universities and a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. ORAU works with its member institutions to help their students and faculty gain access to federal research facilities throughout the country; to keep its members informed about opportunities for fellowship, scholarship, and research appointments; and to organize research alliances among its members.
Through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), the DOE facility that ORAU operates, undergraduates, graduates, postgraduates, as well as faculty enjoy access to a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Students can participate in programs covering a wide variety of disciplines including business, earth sciences, epidemiology, engineering, physics, geological sciences, pharmacology, ocean sciences, biomedical sciences, nuclear chemistry, and mathematics.
A comprehensive listing of these programs and other opportunities, their disciplines, and details on locations and benefits can be found in the ORISE Catalog of Education and Training Programs.
For more information about ORAU and its programs contact: Jennifer Airey, Interim Dean of the Graduate School at 918-631-2854, Monnie E. Champion, ORAU Corporate Secretary at 865-576-3306, or visit the ORAU homepage.