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The University of Tulsa - 2016

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Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

An applicant must hold a baccalaureate degree from a college or university approved by a recognized accrediting agency. A grade-point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the undergraduate major is generally required, but requirements may vary between programs and may be higher than 3.0. Fitness of character may also be considered. Applicants for admission to most graduate programs must take the Graduate Record Examination General Tests.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Admission to an engineering department is approved by the Graduate Dean and the major program administration. Such applicants, having selected a major field of study, must meet requirements set by the major program.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

International applicants must attain First Class in examinations taken during their undergraduate tenure at a four-year baccalaureate institutions. Transcripts sent to the Graduate School must be accompanied by a certified English translation, the rank in the applicant's graduating class, and a clear explanation of the grading system used at the undergraduate institution. A letter of financial support must accompany the application for admission to the Graduate School. Applicants for whom English is not the first language must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The minimum TOEFL score accepted is 550.

Residency Requirements

When the student has enrolled in the required number of hours for the degree but has not finished all requirements for the degree, he or she enrolls in Graduate Residency. This requirement is particularly applicable but not restricted to the semester in which the student completes work for the degree.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer credit is limited to six hours at the master's level and twelve hours at the doctoral level. The major advisor is responsible for determining the applicability of transfer work to the student's program. Any such graduate credit must have been earned at an accredited graduate school and completed within the six-year statute of limitations. Transfer credit will not be granted for any course work with a grade below B. Credit for transfer work will be recommended by the major advisor to the Graduate School only after the student has completed the same number of credit hours at The University of Tulsa with at least a 3.0 grade point average.