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 prevent and treat disease. OUHSC is focused on research in the areas of cancer and tobacco use and prevention, diabetes and metabolic and vascular disease, immunologyand infectious diseases, geroscience, and neuroscience/vision.

The Graduate College grants Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees and is home to over 250 students enrolled in 32 nationally and internationally recognized MS and PhD 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 the 2017 academic year, the Health Sciences Center received more than $134 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 761 peer reviewed papers published from OUHSC in 2017. Graduate students present research findings at a wide variety of national and international scientific meetings. 

The Graduate College values diversity and is pledged to ensure respectful treatment of students, postdoctoral fellows, staff and faculty across national origin, ethnicity, race, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic status, disability and veteran status.