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Deadlines & Application Requirements

DEADLINES

With the exception of departments with earlier deadlines (see below), applications for admission for the following fall semester should be sent to The University of Tulsa Graduate School no later than February 1 if the applicant is interested in being considered for a graduate assistantship. Applications for most graduate programs are reviewed on a rolling basis and admission is offered for the fall, spring and summer semesters. Applications for competitive scholarships and fellowships should be submitted no later than January 15.

Please note the following important exceptions to this application deadline information:

  • Applications to the Clinical Psychology graduate program (Ph.D. and M.A.) must be submitted no later than December 1 for admission for the following fall semester.
  • Applications to the Industrial/Organizational Psychology graduate program must be submitted no later than December 15 for admission for the following fall semester.
  • Applications to the Art graduate programs must be submitted no later than February 1 for admission for the following fall semester.
  • Applications to the Geosciences and Geophysics graduate programs must be submitted no later than February 1 for admission for the following fall semester.
  • Applications to the English Language and Literature graduate program are evaluated by the departmental admission committee beginning February 15 for admission the following fall semester. For full consideration for admission and assistantship funding, please have your completed application submitted to the Graduate School no later than January 15.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Your application will not be considered complete until all the following items have been received:

  • A completed Graduate School application
  • Statement of Purpose (admission essay).
    • Standard Prompt (500-750 words): 1) Describe your research interests and professional goals. 2) How is TU’s graduate program best suited to help you accomplish these goals? Be specific about how your specialized interests align with TU’s available specialties.
    • Certain programs have customized prompts that are detailed in the Special Application Requirements below.
  • 2 – 3 letters of recommendation from individuals who can comment on your academic potential.
    • Most programs require a minimum of two letters with a third being optional, but strongly encouraged. Number of letters will be assigned following submission of online application form.
  • Transcripts from all universities attended
  • GRE General Test results
  • $55 application fee
  • International students who studied at a university outside of the U.S. should submit TOEFL or IELTS results.
    • Waivers can be requested for programs outside the College of Business when a student can show documentation from their degree-granting institution that all instruction was done in English.  English proficiency letters must come directly from the university’s Registrar or Office of Records to be considered in place of a TOEFL/IELTS score.

Documents may be uploaded to the application website, emailed to grad-ga@utulsa.edu or mailed to the address listed below:

The University of Tulsa Graduate School
800 South Tucker Drive
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104

Please Note: All application materials sent to the Graduate School become the property of The University of Tulsa. Materials will not be returned to applicants.

 

Special Application Requirements

Application materials may vary by program, depending on someone’s previous academic/professional background and their program of interest. Below is a list of programs with additional and/or slightly different requirements than those listed above.  If a program is not listed below, their application requirements follow the standard list mentioned previously.

Art
  • Statement of Purpose prompt: Please outline in general terms a basic description of your own work and relevant influences. This will greatly aid the selection committee in evaluating your application.
  • Portfolio: 20 images of recent works (maximum of three details per work) that adequately represent focus of the applicant’s creative efforts and medium of interest. (required)
  • The GRE General Test is not required.
Anthropology
  • 10 – 20 page academic writing sample (required)
Business Programs

All graduate Business programs require applicants to submit a resume and MBA applicants require the GMAT.

Energy Business requires only 1 letter of reference. All other graduate business programs required 2 letters of reference.

 

Clinical Psychology
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume (required)
  • 3rd Letter of Recommendation (required)
  • 10 – 20 page academic writing sample (optional)
Computer Engineering
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume (required)
Electrical Engineering
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume (required)
English Language and Literature
  • Statement of Purpose prompt: Please describe your literary field of interest, your career goals, and your reasons for applying to TU’s English graduate program.
  • 10 – 20 Page analytic/academic writing sample (required) – not a creative writing sample.
Health Care Delivery Science Certificate
  • GRE or GMAT scores (required)
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume (required)
History
  • 10 – 20 page academic writing sample (required)
Industrial-Organizational Psychology
  • 3rd letter of recommendation (required)
Museum Science and Management
  • Statement of Purpose prompt: 1)What is your earliest museum memory? Why is it important to you? 2) Why do you want to work in a museum? 3) What is your ideal museum job and why?
  • 10 – 20 page writing sample that best represents student ability to conceptualize and present on research topic. EX: academic paper, administrative report, education program plan, published articles. (required)
Nursing Practice
  • Statement of Purpose prompt: Please respond to the following questions. The first two are required, the third is optional: 1) Tell us how you lead. How do you take direction from a leader? (300 words), 2) What you mean by community (neighborhood, family, religious affiliation, hospital, clinic, healthcare organization, etc.) and explain both why and how you have contributed to a community. (300 words) 3) (optional) Tell us about any extenuating circumstances in your academic profile. (300 words)
  • Registered Nurse License (required)
  • Resume (required)
  • Certifications
    • Basic Life Support Certification (required for all tracks)
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (for Adult-Gerontology Acute Care track only)
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (for Family Nurse Practitioner track only)
Speech-Language Pathology
  • Statement of Purpose prompt: 1) What motivated you to student speech-language pathology?, 2) What area of communication and swallowing disorders is most interest to you at this time and why?, and 3) What are the reasons that you want to obtain your master’s degree in speech-language pathology at The University of Tulsa? 
Women's and Gender Studies
  • Statement of Purpose prompt: Please address why you wish to do an MA in WGS, what courses or areas of study in the field interest you most, and why.
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume (required)