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Students with a strong academic background and interest in scientific research are encouraged to apply for admission to the Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering graduate program. Information and forms for the program are found below. Most questions about the process of admittance are answered here. However, if you have additional inquiries about our graduate program please contact:

Graduate Program
Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering
University of Oklahoma
SEC 1210 Sarkeys Energy Center
100 E. Boyd St.
Norman, OK 73019-1003
Phone: (800) 522-0722 Ext. 2921 or (405) 325-2921
Fax:(405) 325-7477
E-mail: mpge@.ou.edu

All inquiries regarding our graduate program should be sent to the above e-mail address only.

Admission Information And Requirements

Any student who has earned an undergraduate degree or the equivalent from an accredited school and earned at least a 3.20 grade point average (on a 4.00 scale) over the last 60 hours of letter-graded undergraduate work may be considered for admission in full standing. As a general rule, either his/her bachelor's degree or master's degree (or both) will be in PE or GE. Exceptional applicants who have bachelor and master degrees in other engineering or science fields may be admitted to the MPGE Graduate Program. Course work deficiencies may be necessary depending upon the applicant's background.

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

Students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents are required to send in both sets of the following materials:

University Required Materials

      How to Apply:

MPGE Department Required Materials

  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores
    All applicants to graduate study must submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test Scores. Scores must be from an examination taken with in the last two years. We usually look for a combined verbal and quantitative score in the upper 1200’s with a Quantitative score of 740 or greater. An official copy from ETS is required. Institution code and name is : 6879 University of Oklahoma. Department name is : Petroleum Engineering and Codes :MS Petroleum (M765), PhD Petroleum (D765), MS Natural Gas (M745) and GE Petroleum (M470). The Educational Testing Service (ETS) administers the GRE. For information on test dates and formats, visit http://www.gre.org or use the contact information below:

    GRE-ETS
    P.O.BOX 6000
    Princeton, NJ 08541-6000
    (609) 771-7670 (Princeton, NJ)

  • Letters of Recommendation
    Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from faculty or others qualified to evaluate your potential for graduate study. At least one letter should be from a faculty member from the last school you attended as a full-time student (unless you have been out of school for more than four years). Substitutions for faculty recommendations may include work associates or others who can comment on your academic potential for graduate work.

  • Statement of Purpose
    The statement of purpose should describe succintly your reasons for applying to the proposed program at Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering, your preparation for this field of study, study and research interests that may aid the admissions committee in evaluating the aptitude and motivation for graduate study.

  • A brief resume

    Please send all the above materials to:
    Office of Admissions
    University of Oklahoma
    127 Buchanan Hall
    1000 Asp Ave.
    Norman, OK 73019
    Phone: (405) 325-2251
    Fax: (405) 325-7124
    E-mail: admrec@ou.edu
    Web site: www.ou.edu/admrec

  • Incomplete applications will not reviewed.

International Students

Students who are citizens of a country besides the United States, even if they live in the United States, are required to send the following materials:

University Required Materials

      How to Apply:

  • Application requirments

  • University of Oklahoma International Student Application Form

  • Transcripts (official copy)

  • $90 Application Fee (check payable to the University of Oklahoma; instructions on how to pay the application fee by credit card are on the pages with the application form)

  • Confidential Financial Statement

  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (official copy, required by the Admissions Office for all International students)
    Official TOEFL score of at least 550(paper-base); 213(computer exam); 79-80 (Internet-based); of at least 79 iBT based, 6.5 IELTS based are needed for admission.
    TOEFL is a requirement from Admissions not the MPGE department. Please direct any concerns you might have to the Admission Office.



    Please send all of the above materials to the Office of Admissions ( the address given above).

MPGE Department Required Materials

  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores
    All applicants to graduate study must submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test Scores. Scores must be from an examination taken with in the last two years. We usually look for a combined verbal and quantitative score in the upper 1200’s with a Quantitative score of 740 or greater. An official copy from ETS is required. Institution code and name is : 6879 University of Oklahoma. Department name is : Petroleum Engineering and Codes :MS Petroleum (M765), PhD Petroleum (D765), MS Natural Gas (M745) and GE Petroleum (M470). The Educational Testing Service (ETS) administers the GRE. For information on test dates and formats, visit http://www.gre.org or use the contact information below:

    GRE-ETS
    P.O.BOX 6000
    Princeton, NJ 08541-6000
    (609) 771-7670 (Princeton, NJ)

  • Letters of Recommendation
    Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from faculty or others qualified to evaluate your potential for graduate study. At least one letter should be from a faculty member from the last school you attended as a full-time student (unless you have been out of school for more than four years). Substitutions for faculty recommendations may include work associates or others who can comment on your academic potential for graduate work.

  • Statement of Purpose
    The statement of purpose should describe succintly your reasons for applying to the proposed program at Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering, your preparation for this field of study, study and research interests that may aid the admissions committee in evaluating the aptitude and motivation for graduate study.

  • A brief resume

    Please send all the above materials to:
    Office of Admissions
    University of Oklahoma
    127 Buchanan Hall
    1000 Asp Ave.
    Norman, OK 73019
    Phone: (405) 325-2251
    Fax: (405) 325-7124
    E-mail: admrec@ou.edu
    Web site: www.ou.edu/admrec

  • Incomplete applications will not reviewed.

For All Applicants

The official University of Oklahoma application form can be sent by the Admissions Office, if not included with information from the department or if you cannot download the form from the web pages. The Admissions Office must have this completed and sent back along with the application fee ($40 for U.S. citizens and $90 for international students) in order for your application to be official. Checks should be made out to the University of Oklahoma. International citizens must also return a completed Confidential Financial Statement and TOEFL/IELTS score. Your application is not considered complete by the university until the official University Application, Confidential Financial Statement, transcripts, fee, and TOEFL/IELTS are received in the Admissions Office. Instructions on how to pay the application fee by credit card are on the pages with the application form.

An official copy of the transcript from your university and/or college is required by the Admissions Office. It must be an official copy, not a photocopy. If you attended more than one university or college for your B. S. and/or M. S., transcripts are required from each university for each degree.

Letters of Recommendation are most valuable when evaluating your application if they are from a research supervisor, or other professor you have worked closely with. The letters of reference can be sent to us directly by the person making the recommendation, or, they can be placed in a sealed envelope and mailed to us along with the other application materials

When the Admissions Office has received all the items they require--transcripts, official OU application form, fee, (and for international citizens, the TOEFL score)--they will send your application to the Graduate College for review. If the grades, TOEFL, and other materials meet their criteria, the Graduate College will send the application to our department for our consideration and recommendation. We will not consider an application until the items and forms are received from the Graduate College and we have received the GRE scores . We will then evaluate your application and recommend either admission, denial, or deferral. The Graduate College has final determination on whether a student is admitted.

Information about the graduate student admission procedure can be obtained from the Graduate College. Their address is Robertson Hall, 731 Elm Avenue, Room 100, Norman, OK 73019. The telephone number is (405) 325-3811 and the fax number is (405) 325-5436. The e-mail address is gradinfo@ou.edu and their webpage is http://gradweb.ou.edu/ . Their webpages provide important information about the application process as well as procedures for obtaining master and doctoral degrees.

Application Materials Available Online:

Step for Applying:

Application form is required

   1. Graduage College Application

Application Deadlines:

Student Type

Fall

Spring

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

April 1

October 1

International Students

March 1

September 1

 

Waivers of Scores and Fees

Occasionally we are asked about waivers and/or deferrals of requirements such as the GRE test and/or the TOEFL test. We cannot waive the TOEFL or IELTS requirement. For International students we have found the GRE, TOEFL and IELTS scores helpful to us in evaluating an application and the scores are usually very good indicators of how well they will do in our program. Because of this, we do not waive these requirements nor do we admit students and then allow them to take or retake the tests here later. In a few countries these tests are not offered, and we regret that we cannot waive the test requirements in this situation either.

Concerning the application fee, a student can send in transcripts and other credentials before sending in the fee, however, the Office of Admissions will not send the application on to our department until the fee is paid. The application is not considered complete and no decision will be made until the fee is paid. Our department cannot pay the fee for the student and cannot waive the fee.

Estimated Fee for College of Earth and Energy

Financial Assistance Available

Financial assistance is available for some graduate students. Grants, fellowships, and teaching and research assistantships typically range from $14,000 to $20,000 per year. Assistantships typically include out-of-state tuition waivers, so that the in-state tuition is paid by the student. Oklahoma residents usually receive a partial in-state tuition waiver. A student is automatically considered for financial assistance; however not necessarily will all students admitted receive financial assistance.

Tuition waivers currently are up to nine hours of out-of-state tuition for the fall and spring semesters plus up to seven hours of in-state tuition. Out-of-state tuition waivers for the summer semester is typically 4 hours. In addition, tuition waivers for in-state tuition are up to six hours for the fall and spring semesters. Typical loads for entering graduate students are 9 hours in the fall and spring, and 3 hours for the summer. Many Graduate Assistants also receive waivers of the basic Student Health Insurance. Information and forms about the tuition waivers is available on the Graduate College web pages at http://gradweb.ou.edu/ and information about the health insurance waiver is available through the Office of Human Resources web page at www.ou.edu/ohr/shp.

Our tuition costs are figured per credit hour and based on a resident and nonresident system. Each course is for a certain number of credit hours. Oklahoma residents pay the resident portion of tuition plus fees and expenses. Non-residents pay both the resident and non-resident porition of tuition plus fees and expenses. With non-resident tuition waivers, the total cost per year for tuition, fees and expenses is roughly $3000.

International Students

Services, Visas and I-20 Forms

Sometimes International students have questions about visas and I-20 forms. The International Student Services Office in the Center for Student Life handles these forms and can answer most questions. They can be contacted at International Student Services, 213 Old Science Hall, 640 Parrington Oval, Norman, OK 73019, phone (405) 325-3337 and fax (405) 325-7387. They also have a very helpful Web page at www.ou.edu/intprog.

Housing

Housing in the Norman area is very reasonably priced. For example, a one-bedroom apartment ranges from $300 to $450 per month. Information about university housing can be obtained by contacting Housing and Food Services at 1406 Asp Ave., Norman, OK 73019 or call (405) 325-2511. Its Web page is www.housing.ou.edu. Since the residence halls are closed in August and during the Winter Holidays, we recommend that a graduate student live in either on-campus or off-campus apartments. Several apartments are within walking distance of Sarkeys Energy Center, and the bus system for the campus and Norman travels to numerous areas. Information about off-campus apartments is available through the Commuter Students Association, www.ou.edu/student/commuter, OU newspaper, http://www.oudaily.com/vnews/display.v?static_page=Classifieds and Norman newspaper, http://www.normantranscript.com/.

Correspondence and Information

If you have any additional questions or would like more information, please contact us at:

Graduate Program
Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering
University of Oklahoma
SEC-1210 Sarkeys Energy Center
100 E. Boyd St.
Norman, OK 73019-1003
Phone: (405) 325-2921
Fax:(405)-325-7477
E-mail: mpge@ou.edu

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