Best Grad Schools in Oklahoma 2022

Best Grad Schools in Oklahoma 2022

Graduate school may be a critical step in your higher education, whether you are interested in expanding your knowledge, learning a specialization, or earning advanced credentials required by your profession. The best graduate schools in Oklahoma offer advanced degrees, such as master’s and doctoral degrees, as well as opportunities for independent research, mentorships, and professional networking.

Colleges and Universities in Oklahoma

Less than half of the schools in Oklahoma are private schools. However, students who attend one these schools can expect a more intimate college experience, as each has a student population smaller than 4,000 students. The largest private school, the University of Tulsa, offers degrees in fields like education, criminal justice, and literature, with tuition fees around $41,000. The public schools tend to be more cost-friendly, with tuition ranging from $4,000 to $9,000 per year.

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The University of Oklahoma, the state’s largest public school, costs about $9,000 and serves over 24,000 students. Here, students can partake in competitive on-campus programs in fields like communications and social work, or pursue one of the 30 graduate degrees and certificates online. Oklahoma is also home to several religiously affiliated schools, like Oral Roberts University and Bacone College. Students hoping to pursue a career as a physician, physician’s assistant, or dentist may also want to consider earning their degree here as the state offers several loan forgiveness programs to those who qualify.

The state of Oklahoma is serious about its food - so serious they even declared an official state meal, which consists of fried okra, cornbread, barbecue pork, squash, biscuits, sausage and gravy, grits, corn, strawberries, chicken fried steak, black-eyed peas, and pecan pie. Those hoping to feed both their bellies and their minds can attend one of Oklahoma’s more than 40 colleges and universities.

To learn more about earning your degree in Oklahoma, check out some of the state’s top programs.


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There are 6 doctorate-granting graduate schools in Oklahoma. Our ranking of the best graduate schools in the Oklahoma is composed of both private and public schools. To be included, schools must be fully accredited non-profit institutions, and must offer doctoral degrees and a broad array of graduate degrees.

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Best Grad Schools in Oklahoma 2022

  1. Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $9K

    Acceptance

    83%

    Graduation

    72%

    Student body

    24K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1210/26

    University of Oklahoma’s Online Degrees

    MBA in Business Administration
    Degree Concentrations
    • Accounting
    • Business Administration
    • Energy
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Finance
    • Law
    • Management Information Systems
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Required Credits: None Reported
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MSN in Nursing
    • Required Credits: 52-78
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MAcc in Accouting
    • Required Credits: None Reported
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MSW in Social Work
    • Required Credits: 36-60
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MS in Finance
    • Required Credits: 32
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MS in Computer Science
    • Required Credits: 33
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MS in Criminal Justice
    • Required Credits: 33
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MS in Civil Engineering
    • Required Credits: 32
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MLS in Healthcare Law
    • Required Credits: 32
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MA-SC in Strategic Communication and Digital Strategy
    • Required Credits: 33
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MS in Data Science and Analytics
    • Required Credits: None Reported
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MS in Civil Engineering
    • Required Credits: 32
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  2. Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $9K

    Acceptance

    67%

    Graduation

    64%

    Student body

    21K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1170/25

    Oklahoma State University–Stillwater’s Online Degrees

    MS in Family Financial Planning
    • Required Credits: 36
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MS in Retail Merchandising Leadership
    • Required Credits: 36
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MS in Educational Psychology
    • Required Credits: 36
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MS in Educational Technology
    • Required Credits: 36
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MS in Family and Consumer Sciences Education
    • Required Credits: 36
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MS in Mathematics and Science Education
    • Required Credits: 36
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MS in School Library Media
    • Required Credits: 36
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MS in Higher Education
    • Required Credits: None Reported
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MS in Reading and Literacy
    • Required Credits: None Reported
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MS in Special Education
    • Required Credits: None Reported
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MS in Family and Community Services
    • Required Credits: 36
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MS in Aging Studies
    • Required Credits: 36
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MS in Dietetics
    • Required Credits: 36
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  3. #4

    Oklahoma City University

    Oklahoma City , OK
    Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $33K

    Acceptance

    73%

    Graduation

    71%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1200/25

    Oklahoma City University’s Online Degrees

    MS/MA in Criminology
    • Required Credits: 36
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MSN in Nursing
    • Required Credits: 33
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MS in Energy Management
    • Required Credits: 30
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  4. Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $32K

    Acceptance

    78%

    Graduation

    56%

    Student body

    4K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1114/21

    Oral Roberts University’s Online Degrees

    Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Leadership
    • Required Credits: 35.5
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    Master of Christian Ministry
    • Required Credits: 30
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MA in Organizational Leadership
    • Required Credits: 30
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  5. Tuition + fees

    $27K

    Graduation

    48%

    Student body

    2K

    Southern Nazarene University’s Online Degrees

    Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    • Required Credits: 34
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MS in Management
    • Required Credits: 34
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MA in Sport Management and Administration
    • Required Credits: 36
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 48
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MS in Instructional Design and Technology
    • Required Credits: 30
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MA in Administration of Special Education
    • Required Credits: 36
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MA in Educational Leadership
    • Required Credits: 36
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
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2021 Ranking Archive

Many of our 2022 undergraduate focused rankings look considerably different than 2021. That’s because we took a fundamentally different apporach. For 2021 we utiulized our Concentrated Influence algorithm, designed to take away the size advantage larger schools have when we rank their faculty and alumni’s academic influence. Concentrated influence highlights smaller schools that are proportionally as successful as larger universities at cultivating influential alumni and faculty.

  1. University of Oklahoma
  2. Oklahoma State University–Stillwater
  3. University of Tulsa
  4. Oral Roberts University
  5. Oklahoma City University