All students graduating from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center must complete an Application for Graduation (Diploma) before their degree can be officially conferred and a diploma issued. The Application for Graduation (Diploma) can be accessed through Student Self-Service at www.gohsc.ouhsc.edu.
- If you are planning to graduate this semester please review the Graduation and Related Requirements section in the OUHSC academic calendar to establish time periods to complete the necessary items during the semester/term.
- Master of Science students are required to file an Admission to Candidacy application by the deadline..
- Doctor of Philosophy students are required to have a degree check performed on their academic record. Click here to contact Karolyn Ruffin to request an appointment for your degree check.
Doctoral Degree Timeline/Checklist
- Graduation Fees: There is no fee for graduation.
Graduation Gear-Up is held in the spring semester on the OUHSC campus. Graduation Gear-Up provides the opportunity for graduation candidates to take care of all of their needs pertaining to participation in graduation ceremonies and preparation for life after graduation in one place.
Join in with the HSC Campus Graduation Gear-Up
Purchase your cap and gown, select and order your graduation announcements
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 1
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 2
Room 262 in the David L. Boren Student Union
1106 N. Stonewall Oklahoma City, OK 73117
If you are unable to attend Graduation Gear-Up, Click here to find out how to purchase cap and gown, announcements, and much more!
Health Sciences Center Graduate College Convocation: Honoring Summer 2016, Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 Graduates
2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 13, 2017 | David L. Boren Student Union, Room 170 | Reception immediately following the Convocation in the Robert M. Bird Library Faculty Atrium. All graduating students and their faculty mentors must wear academic regalia. Candidates are asked to arrive at 1:15 p.m.
Registration is required. Candidates must submit the attached Convocation Commitment Form to register. The Convocation Commitment Form is due to the Graduate College by April 7. There is no seating restriction number for family and friends, so start making plans to have your special people celebrate this momentous day in your lives! The Convocation Commitment Form must contain the mentor’s signature. Individuals who have graduated Summer or Fall do not need mentor approval.
Sumbit forms to catina-Jordan@ouhsc.edu in the Graduate College.
For questions contact Catina Jordan at (405) 271-2085.
Please note that the OUHSC Graduate College is hosting a public event. Any photos or videos taken by OUHSC Graduate College staff or contractors during the event maybe used in media relations, advertising of event promotion via websites, social media, videos and/or print. Participation in this event includes granting permission to the OUHSC Graduate College to use any photos or videos take for these purposes.
Students are required to wear a cap and gown to Commencement and Convocation ceremonies. The University of Oklahoma is proud to unveil the new gowns especially designed for all OU graduates. The bachelor's and master's gowns include the OU Seal on the left chest. The doctoral gowns include crimson bars of velvet on the sleeve and a crimson facing of velvet down the front.
Academic Hood is a traditional accessory associated with graduate degrees and graduating with honors.
1.Put the hood on over head with velvet side up and the small tapered end in front. There is not a velvet side on Honors or Academic Distinction hoods, so either side up is acceptable.
2.Attach the loop at the end of the tapered end. Secure cord across the back. Some hoods do not come with a button loop or cord on the back.
3.Turn out lining colors. Graduates wear only the hood indicating the highest degree and honor. The crimson Honors hood takes precedence over the gold Academic Distinction hood. Master's hoods for joint undergraduate/master's programs would be worn rather than the undergraduate Academic Distinction or Honors hood.
Tassels are worn on the right front side before degrees are conferred. Move your tassel to the left front side once degrees are conferred. The colors of tassels, hoods and robes symbolize degrees earned and the graduate’s area of study. Persons receiving two degrees may either choose one tassel to wear or, as an alternative, wear a black tassel. Master's and Ph.D. candidates may correctly march in the processional with their tassels on the left signifying their previous degree or degrees.
All Master's Degrees
All Doctorate Degrees
View tutorial videos here.
Diplomas are available to students approximately 6-8 weeks after their graduation date. The date of graduation for each term will normally be the last day of examinations in the fall, the date of commencement in the spring, and the last day of classes in the summer. (See Academic Calendar).
Official transcripts are released by the Office of Admissions and Records upon written request of the student, except when a student has a financial indebtedness to the University.