Message From the Dean

H. Anne Pereira, Dean

Welcome to the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) Graduate College. As one of the leading comprehensive academic health science centers in the US,  OUHSC's mission is to educate as well as to help solve the important medical and public health issues of today.  

Our students arrive here from many places with many different aspirations and dreams.  Some want to establish research careers in academia, industry, health care, or government.  Some are developing skills to teach the next generations of health scientists, while others aim to communicate science to non-specialists.  A growing number of our PhD and MS candidates want to become entrepreneurs or consultants in new technologies or patent law.  Some choose to develop careers in regulatory and policy matters. 

At OUHSC, we value our students; we respect and support their choices.  We prepare them to achieve their goals.  We happily open doors and help graduate and post-doctoral candidates along the path to many diverse careers. 

Students here find ground-breaking opportunities to train under the excellent mentorship of scientists and healthcare professionals who are conducting research that affects health disparities in the US and across the globe.  Students can also learn first-hand from those who are commercializing technologies and creating companies.

All that is achievable because of our purposeful commitment to cross-functional education.  Our faculty members represent many different disciplines.  The Graduate College grants MS and PhD degrees from many programs of study offered through the Colleges of Allied Health, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health.

Thank you for your interest in the OUHSC Graduate College. Further questions may be directed to: