Congratulations on your decision to apply to SWOSU's Graduate Program! Below is a list of things you should know about the application process.
Now that you have applied, you will need to mail us a copy of the online confirmation page and college transcripts. Once your supporting documents have been received, you should hear from us within approximately 10 days regarding your acceptance to SWOSU. Admittance into the Graduate program is a separate application process. Once admitted to SWOSU, you will need to follow through by submitting an application for graduate admission.
Depending on the specializations, you may be required to submit additional information. Portfolios are required of some programs: M.Ed. in Educational Administration requires an e-portfolio; M.Ed. in School Counseling, M.Ed. in School Psychometry, and M.S. in School Psychology require a paper portfolio. For more information about requirements, contact the Graduate Studies office at 580.774.3790 or firstname.lastname@example.org before beginning your graduate application process.
Only coursework with grades of “A” and/or “B” are eligible for transfer. Individual departments determine what credit will and will not transfer. Keep in mind that a maximum of nine (9) transfer hours of graduate credit may be applied towards a graduate degree at SWOSU. In addition, a 9-hour policy agreement must be signed and submitted with your Graduate Studies application.
I have some prerequisites to finish up at SWOSU before I begin graduate work. Can I wait to apply for the graduate program? Yes. You may also take up to 9 hours of graduate coursework before being admitted into the program. Just remember that any graduate credit earned at SWOSU prior to admission into the graduate program is applied under the same 9-hour policy agreement as transfer credit. By taking pre-admittance graduate hours at SWOSU, be sure you are not exceeding the number of graduate hours you can transfer into the program (all graduate hours taken prior to SWOSU graduate admission, regardless from which university the hours were taken, must equal 9 hours or less). Again, only grades of “A” and/or “B” are eligible to transfer.
Once you have been admitted to the University, you will be assigned an advisor in your major area of interest. Advisors are available to assist students with enrollment and to provide general program information. The student, however, has the final responsibility of ensuring that program requirements are met. Don’t know who your advisor is? Once admitted to SWOSU, you will have a SWOSU Live account where you can, among other things, access your advisor information.
Incoming first-time SWOSU graduate students are eligible for some financial aid in the form of loans. To see if you qualify, fill out the online FAFSA. Students with previous graduate credit at SWOSU are eligible for a Graduate Tuition Scholarship if they meet the following criteria:
You should contact the friendly staff in the Graduate Studies office. We are here to help! Feel free to call us at580.774.3790.