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2010 Counselor’s Workshop. Important Information To Provide Prospective Students About the OUHSC Graduate College. Graduates make significant contributions as: Academic institutions in research and administration Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies Hospital leaders

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job opportunities with graduate degrees

Graduates make significant contributions as:

    • Academic institutions in research and administration
    • Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies
    • Hospital leaders
    • Government agencies at federal, state, and local levels
    • Specialized clinicians
    • Consulting firms
    • Philanthropic and non-profit organizations
Job Opportunities with Graduate Degrees
website of interest for students interested in a science career

Sponsored by the GREAT Group of the American Association of Medical Colleges

    • Career paths for PhD Graduates in the biomedical sciences

Website of Interest for Students Interested in a Science Career
why choose ouhsc

Outstanding research on campus

  • FY 2009: $140 million in external funding to OUHSC
    • Now in the 4th year of strategic plan that focuses on Cancer, Diabetes, Infectious Diseases, and Vision/Neuroscience
    • Students can have mentors at OMRF
  • Expand Clinical and Translational (CTS)Research
    • Goal to improve health by bridging bench and clinical research
Why Choose OUHSC?
ouhsc graduate programs

All programs are

acceptance based

  • MS Thesis/Comprehensive
  • Exam track program dependent
  • Graduate College offers MS & PhD degrees in 35 programs housed in all six professional colleges on campus
    • Pharm Sciences MS and PhD: OU Tulsa
    • Nursing MS: OU Tulsa and other selected
    • sites across the state and country
OUHSC Graduate Programs
the ouhsc graduate college student data

563 students enrolled in fall 2010; 562 graduate faculty members

  • Involved in research projects totaling over $31 million in extramural grants
  • Contributing authors on 75 peer-reviewed papers
  • Presented over 100 presentations at national and international scientific meetings
  • Student travel awards through GREAT Symposium awarded $22,000 in travel monies in 2010
The OUHSC Graduate CollegeStudent Data
programs offered www ouhsc edu graduate graduate programs htm

Allied Health Sciences

    • Medical Dosimetry: MS
    • Allied Health Sciences: MS/PhD
    • Nutritional Sciences: MS
    • Communication Sciences and Disorders: MS/PhD
  • Medicine – Biomedical Sciences
    • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: MS/PhD
    • Cell Biology: PhD
    • Microbiology: PhD
    • Neuroscience: MS/PhD
    • Pathology: PhD
    • Physiology: MS/PhD
programs cont d


    • Combined MD/PhD
    • Radiological Sciences: MS/PhD
    • Genetic Counseling: MS
    • Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences (GPiBS)
      • 1-yr interdisciplinary program
      • Non-degree granting leading to PhD
  • Dentistry
    • Orthodontics: MS
    • Periodontics: MS
  • Graduate College Interdisciplinary
    • Clinical and Translational Science: MS
Programs, cont’d
programs cont d9


    • PhD
    • Nurse Administration/Management: MS
    • Nurse Educator: MS
    • Clinical Nurse Specialist: MS
    • Nurse Practitioner: MS
    • Post-Master’s Certificate
  • Pharmacy
    • Pharmaceutical Sciences MS, PharmD/MS, PhD
  • Public Health
    • Biostatistics and Epidemiology MS/PhD
    • Health Promotion Sciences MS/PhD
    • Occupational and Environmental Health MS/PhD
Programs, cont’d
tuition tuition waivers

Set yearly by State Regents

    • Graduate student tuition: $162.20/hour plus university fees
    • Graduate Out-of State tuition: $428.10/hour plus university fees
  • All departments are granted tuition waiver monies
Tuition & Tuition Waivers
funding opportunities

Listing of funding sources

  • Financial Aid lists scholarship opportunities
  • Matching of an independent fellowship by the Graduate College

    • Graduate Assistantships
Funding Opportunities
graduate assistantships

Graduate Research Assistants (GRAs)

  • Fall 2010: N=220
    • Primary responsibility is the research effort on campus – minimal Graduate Teaching Assistants
    • GRAs eligible for non-resident tuition waivers
    • Must work 10-20 hours/week
    • Work related to program of study
    • Enrollment Required: 6 hrs/ 6 hrs /3hrs
    • Receive stipend of $6,000-$22,000/year
        • Program dependent
    • Appointment as GA outside program of study as long as appointment applies to program of study
Graduate Assistantships
undergraduate research experience

Extremely important for biomedical science programs!

    • Cell Biology
    • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    • Microbiology and Immunology
    • Physiology
    • Pathology
    • Neuroscience
  • Research interests of OUHSC biomedical science faculty found online at

Undergraduate Research Experience
new volunteer and credit procedure for biomedical science undergrads

OU Norman students may volunteer or enroll for hours credit intercampus through Norman campus

  • Students from external institutions may volunteer or enroll for credit if approved by their institution.
    • BMSC 4990 – Maximum 6 hours
  • Process outline at ~ Policies and Procedures ~ Volunteers
  • Participate in Summer Undergraduate Research Programs (SURP)
New Volunteer and Credit Procedure for Biomedical Science Undergrads
timeline freshman sophomore year

Freshman/Sophomore Year

    • Must have 3.0 to be accepted in full standing to OUHSC Graduate School
      • Admission on probation (2.75-2.99 GPA) with departmental approval
      • Some departments do not allow admission on probation
    • Stress the Importance of Undergraduate Research Participation
      • Best sophomore or junior year!
timeline junior year

Encourage participation in OUHSC Summer Undergraduate Research Programs (SURP)

    • SURE
    • InBre
    • NARCH
  • Take GRE in summer between junior and senior year
    • Expected score varies between departments
    • Specific information located on Graduate College website at ~Prospective Students~ Student or Counselors~ Graduate Programs~ Graduate Program Requirements
Timeline – JUNIOR YEAR
timeline senior year

Application deadlines vary by department

    • December is latest for most programs!
    • Found online ~ Prospective Students ~ Graduate Programs ~ Graduate Program Requirements
  • Recommendation Letters
    • Science/Math Instructors
    • Research Mentors
  • Goals/Purpose Statement
    • Extremely important to be clear and thorough
Timeline- Senior Year
where to quickly locate information


    • ~ Prospective Students~ Counselors
Where to Quickly Locate Information
new this year

Videos describing programs by many departments

  • Located under Prospective Students~Students and Counselors~ Graduate Programs
New This Year!
important contacts

Jane Bowers, PhD, Assistant Dean:

  • Karolyn Ruffin, BS, Special Programs Coordinator:

  • Melissa Pinkston, GPiBS Coordinator :
  • Cheryl Walk, Summer Undergraduate Programs Coordinator:
  • Departmental information found on Graduate College website at
Important Contacts