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Admission Requirements

Admission to the Graduate Degree Program

  1. A bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting association is required. SWOSU students who plan to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in a given semester may be considered for admission for the following semester if all admission materials (other than an official transcript) are submitted prior to the appropriate deadline.
  2. Submit an application for admission or readmission to the University, and provide proof of required immunizations submitted to Student Health Services.
  3. Students should submit an application for admission to Graduate Studies.
  4. Official transcript(s) of all credit earned should be submitted.
  5. International admissions: Students for whom English is a second language wishing to be considered for admission must provide proof of English Language ability by submitting results of TOEFL with a minimum score of 79 (iBT) or IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5.
  6. An international student must complete a Certification of Financial Resources Form showing sufficient resources to provide for the student’s program of study and living expenses while at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. If a bachelor’s degree was competed in another country, the transcript and diploma must be evaluated by a credential evaluation service such as WES (World Education Services) or ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators) or GCE (Global Credential Evaluators.)
  7. Refer to the specific degree program for GRE requirements and other admission criteria.
  8. Submit letters of recommendation or recommendation forms as required by individual degree programs.
  9. When completed credentials are on file with the Graduate Office, the file will be evaluated by the program’s admissions committee to determine admissibility to a graduate program.
  10. All application materials must be submitted by the Application Deadlines in order to be considered for admission that semester. Applications submitted after these deadlines will not be considered until the following semester.
  11. Incomplete application files will not be kept longer than two years.
  12. Specific admission requirements for each program are found on their program pages.