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University of Oklahoma, Gallogly College of Engineering - 2016

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Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Students must first be admitted to the Graduate College. The Graduate College does not require the Graduate Record Examination, but students may be required to provide GRE scores by an Academic Program. Many Academic Programs also require other supporting materials, such as letters of recommendation, before considering application for admission.

Students seeking admission in full standing must meet the admission requirements of the department or program unit offering the desired degree program as well as the requirements established by the Graduate College.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

AEROSPACE AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING REQUIREMENTS: BS Degree in Engineering, Physical Science, or Mathematics from an accredited college or university; for students who have graduated from U.S. institutions, a GPA of 3.00 or above in the last sixty hours of their undergraduate coursework and standing or rank in the upper third of their graduating class; international students should have demonstrated comparable qualifications within the grading scales of their national institutions, e.g., a strong first class, successful completion (without repeats) of all examinations required in the last two or three years of B.S. program, an average of greater than 3.00 (or 80.0%); and a rank in the upper quarter of their class; 324 total (new GRE scoring system) for the combined GRE verbal and quantitative scores is recommended; students for whom English is not a native language need a score of about 550 (paper based GRE, 213 computer based GRE, or 79 IBT), or greater on the TOEFL; a completed Gallogly College of Engineering application, resume, and three letters of recommendation.

BIOMEDICAL/BIOENGINEERING: 3.00 GPA (equivalent of B average) in last 60 hours or last 2 years of bachelor of science and 3 letters of recommendation. For International Students TOEFL score required with minimum score of 100 (Internet-based), 250 (computer-based), or 600 (paper-based) and GRE scores requested but not required.

CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING: 3.00 GPA (equivalent of B average) in BS and 3 letters of recommendation. For International students, TOEFL score required with minimum score of 100 (Internet-based), 250 (computer-based), 600 (paper-based). GRE scores requested but not required.

CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: MS applicants should have a BS degree in the proposed area of study. Ph.D. applicants should have a MS degree closely related to their proposed area of study. GPA (>3.0/4.0) of last 60 hours of coursework in the BS Program. In addition, for Ph.D. students, a GPA of at least 3.5/4.0 in graduate coursework. Two letters of reference for M.S. and 3 letters of reference for Ph.D. are required. All applicants are required to submit official GRE scores and statement of purpose (500 words or less). International applicants who did not receive a BS in the U.S. must submit a TOEFL score above 550 (paper based). Non-U.S. Citizens must also submit a confidential financial statement and offical TOEFL scores.

COMPUTER SCIENCE: 3.0 GPA (Equivalent of B Average), GRE Scores (Verbal and Quantitative), 3 letters of recommendation. For International Students minimum TOEFL Score of 213/550.

DATA SCIENCE AND ANALYTICS: 3.00 GPA (equivalent of B average), official GRE scores, 3 letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, resume, and for international students a TOEFL of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based).

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING: For MS, U.S. applicants: 3.00 in the last 60 or 60+ hours of BS to be considered for full admission, GRE, 3 official letters of recommendation, and statement of purpose. For MS, International applicants: Equivalent of a B average in last two years of BS work, TOEFL score (for those whose first language is not English) of 213 (computer based), 550 (paper based GRE, or 79 (IBT), 3 official letters of recommendation, and statement of purpose. For PhD, all: For applicants with a Master's degree, should have an equivalent of 3.50 or better GPA in the Master's, good BS record, GRE, 3 letters of recommendation (one from MS adviser, if applicable), and statement of purpose. For PhD, International: Same TOEFL requirement of 213 (computer based), 550 (paper based), or 79 (IBT).

ENGINEERING PHYSICS: 3.00 GPA, general GRE scores, GRE subject test in Physics, 3 letters of recommendation, a minimum TOEFL of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) for international students.

GENERAL ENGINEERING: MS: hold BS in engineering or an equivalent degree with at least above average academic record, and GRE. Admission in non-thesis option requires at least one year industry experience. Ph.D.: A thesis-based M.S. degree in engineering or a closely related field with high scholastic standing or exceptional academic record in BS in engineering, and GRE. TOEFL requirements, if applicable.

INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING: 3.00 GPA (equivalent of B average), official GRE scores, 3 letters of recommendation, statement of purpose (500 words or less), resume, and for international students a minimum TOEFL of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based).

PETROLEUM AND GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING: 3.20 GPA (equivalent of B average), minimum TOEFL of 213 (computer based) or 550 (paper based), GRE scores, and 3 letters of recommendation.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Applications for international students are processed by the Office of Graduate Admissions. Assistance after admission is provided by International Student Services. International students are considered to be those applicants who require a temporary, non-immigrant United States visa or immigration status. International Students must meet all requirements for the Non-Resident Student and establish English proficiency and financial adequacy.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

All applicants must be accepted into the Graduate College. Admission to the Graduate College requires that the student hold a baccalaureate degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university. However, undergraduates in their final semester at accredited colleges and universities may apply for admission to the Graduate College. The GRE is not required to be admitted to the Graduate College, but may be required by an Academic Program. Students seeking admission in full standing must meet the admission requirements for the department or program unit offering the desired degree program. This information is available from each department's Graduate Liaison.

Residency Requirements

Resident Tuition Regulations
The University of Oklahoma is a state supported institution of higher education supported by legislative funds derived from State of Oklahoma tax revenue. As a state, tax-supported institution, the University gives preference in tuition to residents of the State of Oklahoma.

The University's definition of the term "resident" may be different from the definitions developed by other, non-university agencies. The University does not recognize declarations of resident status made by other agencies. Thus a person who is an Oklahoma resident for tax or voting purposes is not necessarily a resident for University of Oklahoma tuition purposes.

Basic Definition of Resident Status:
Resident status is granted to financially independent adults who are permanently residing in Oklahoma and who have been physically and continuously present in the State of Oklahoma for at least one calendar year prior to the first day of class attendance at any Oklahoma institution of higher education; and who, during this one-year period, resided in Oklahoma for some reason other than primarily to attend classes at a post-secondary educational institution.

Resident status for tuition purposes is based on the location of your permanent domicile. Domicile has two components, residence and intent to remain indefinitely. A person can have more than one residence, but only one domicile.

Attendance at an educational institution, albeit a continuous and long term experience, is interpreted as temporary residence. Therefore, a student neither gains nor loses resident status solely by such attendance.

Each residency petition is judged on its own merit using the guidelines and regulations established by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. It is the student's responsibility to provide documentation to support a petition for in-state tuition classification. Petitions that are not supported by sufficient documentation will be denied.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

All transfer students into the University of Oklahoma must have a 2.5 GPA with less than 60 hours, and a 2.0 GPA with 60 hours or more. The Gallogly College of Engineering has an additional requirement of a 3.0 GPA for all non-resident transfer students.

OU application fee of $50.00 for U.S. citizens and $100.00 for International students.

Evaluation of transfer hours will not be done until student is admitted and meets with a faculty advisor.