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Graduate Research

Research is the lifeblood of modern graduate programs and a defining element of an institution’s character. 

The University of Tulsa research projects and graduate programs incorporate a set of core values that reflect the University’s mission statement and educational goals:

  • Excellence in scholarship
  • Dedication to free inquiry
  • Integrity of character
  • Commitment to humanity

The core values define the unique qualities of TU’s graduate programs and research projects. New and exciting research opportunities occur all over campus and are not confined to the laboratory or the classroom. Community involvement and an understanding of the ethical implications of one’s research are essential elements of TU research and graduate studies.

When considering graduate programs, you should consider how an institution’s research will shape your academic experience and professional future. Research is going on all over the TU campus and addresses everything from new petrochemical technologies to the impact of traumatic events on the human psyche.

Just the Facts

Total funded external research, 2017-2018: $20,543,880

Total sponsored grants and contracts, 2017-18: 233

Funding sources: 44% federal, 49% private sector, 3% state and local government and 4% non-profit/other organizations

Federal funding sources:

  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Science Foundation
  • National Security Agency

 

Internal funding for student research, 2017-18: $62,336

Internal funding for faculty and student travel, 2017-18: $50,479

 

Active Consortia and Joint Industry Projects

Interdisciplinary Institutes