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FAQs

What graduate programs does The University of Tulsa offer?

We offer master’s degrees in:

Accountancy (MAcc)
Anthropology (MA)
Art (MA, MFA)
Athletic Training (MAT)
Biochemistry (MS)
Biological Science (MS, JD/MS)
Business Administration (MBA)
Business Analytics (MSBA)
Chemical Engineering (MSE, ME)
Chemistry (MS)
Clinical Psychology (MA)
Computer Science (MS)
Cyber Security (MS, JD/MS)
Electrical Engineering (MSE, ME)
Energy Business (MEB)
Engineering Physics (MS)
English Language and Literature (MA, JD/MA)
Finance (MSF, MBA/MA)
Finance/Applied Mathematics (MSF/MS)
Geophysics (MS)
Geosciences (MS)
Global Energy (MSGE)
History (MA, JD/MA)
Industrial/Organizational Psychology (MA)
Mathematics and Science Education (MSMSE)
Applied Mathematics (MS)
Mechanical Engineering (MSE, ME)
Museum Science and Management (MA)
Petroleum Engineering (MSE, ME)
Quantitative Finance (MS)
Physics (MS)
Speech-Language Pathology (MS)

We offer Doctor of Philosophy degrees in:

Anthropology
Biological Science
Clinical Psychology
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
English Language and Literature
Geosciences
Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Physics

We offer Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees in:

Acute-Care Adult-Gerontology
Family Nurse Practitioner
Post-Master’s to DNP Completion

We also offer a variety of joint-degrees with the TU Law School:

Juris Doctor/Master of Arts

  • Anthropology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • English Language and Literature
  • History
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration

  • Business Administration
  • Finance

Juris Doctor/Master of Science

  • Biological Science
  • Computer Science
  • Geosciences

Juris Doctor/Master of Science in Finance

  • Finance

A list of graduate program advisers to contact for more information, click here.

How do I apply?

You can apply by filling out an online application. All of the information and materials you will need to apply is available here.

Please note: Even if you apply online, you can still submit many of your supporting application materials on paper, if necessary. However, electronic versions are preferred. Applications cannot be fully processed and a decision rendered until you submit all required materials.

How much is tuition at the University of Tulsa?

Graduate tuition is $1,235 per credit hour in the 2018-2019 academic year for most graduate programs. Other programs with required summer semesters or heavier semester courseloads may have different rates. For a full list of various tuition rates, visit https://graduate.utulsa.edu/admission/tuition-expenses/.

What are the estimated costs if I attend graduate school at TU?

Some costs are variable and depend on your needs as well as whether you are an international student or a citizen of the United States. For a breakdown of the costs, click here.

In general, full-time graduate students should expect to pay tuition and fees of about $24,330 for the academic year and living expenses totaling approximately another $17,796. International students not on an assistantship or fellowship must be able to document available funds totaling at least $42,126. Some programs with required summer enrollment may have higher associated costs. Please note: International students are required to pay the International Student fee. All students are required to have documented health insurance.

How long does it take to earn a graduate degree?

It depends on whether you are a full- or part-time student and whether you are seeking a master’s degree or a Ph.D. Most master’s degrees are expected to take 2 1/2 years if you are a full-time student. Most Ph.D. degrees take between 3-6 years to earn. The University of Tulsa Graduate School has a statute of limitations of 6 years for the completion of a graduate degree.

Specific questions about particular graduate degree timelines and expectations should be directed to the particular program’s graduate advisor. To access a list of program advisors, click here.

What kinds of financial assistance are available?

The University of Tulsa offers an array of merit- and need-based financial assistance. There are several university-wide assistantships and fellowships, some of which do not have a service requirement. The deadline to apply for many of these awards is January 15, for the following academic year. In addition, most departments offer teaching or research assistantships. The deadline to apply for these assistantships is February 1, for the following academic year. These forms of aid are generally merit-based.

Need-based aid is distributed through the university’s Financial Aid Office.

International students, please note: In order to attend The University of Tulsa Graduate School, you must submit a Confirmation of Financial Resources (CFR) stating that you have sufficient funds to attend TU. For a copy of the CFR, click here. Financial assistance for first year international students is rare.

What is the procedure for processing my application and how long does it take?

After the Graduate School receives your application and associated materials, we will send you regular emails that list application materials the Graduate School is still missing or informs you that your application is complete. It is your responsibility to ensure we receive all missing materials.

For application requirements for all students, click here.

It normally takes approximately two weeks to process an application for a U.S. citizen.  International students who require visas should allow at least three months for completed processing of all paperwork. International applicants should submit completed applications as soon as possible to ensure required immigration paperwork can be processed in a timely manner if you are accepted.