About the Graduate College

Seed SowerThe Graduate College of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) is the educational center for training of world-class biomedical researchers. The OUHSC Graduate College is committed to training the next generation of biomedical researchers who will identify the basis of human diseases and develop the means to translate these findings into clinical applications to treat disease. OUHSC is focused on research in the areas of cancer, diabetes, immunology/infectious diseases, and neuroscience/vision.

The Graduate College grants Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees and is home to approximately 300 students enrolled in 35 nationally and internationally recognized research-based programs housed in graduate departments located in all six professional colleges on the OUHSC campus. See the lists of PhD and MS programs on our home page. In 2016 there were 309 students pursuing Graduate College PhD and MS degrees.

In the 2015 academic year, the Health Sciences Center received more than $127 million in grants and contracts to support the research enterprise. Graduate students are a vital part of research on this campus and were contributing authors on many of the 747 peer reviewed papers published from OUHSC in 2016. Graduate students presented research findings at many national and international scientific meetings.