Applying to a Program

Before You Get Started!!

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Visit the program website first to review the admission requirements!

Follow steps 1, 2, and 3 below carefully to ensure that you provide all application information necessary for the committee to make an informed decision on your application.

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Application FAQs

I need information on residency. Where do I go?

How much is tuition, books, fees, etc?

I am ready to apply, but what do I do now?

After you have reviewed and prepared the documentation required for the program you are applying to under the ‘Step #1: Preparation’ below, please follow the instructions in ‘Step #2 and #3’.

 

How can I track the progress of my application?

Go to http://apps.ouhsc.edu/studentinfo/ApplicationStatus.aspx. This web site is important because it will indicate if there are any missing application materials. The College of Allied Health will not review incomplete files.


 

What is the decision process?

An admission decision will be made after the committee has reviewed your application after the application deadline.

When will I know if I am accepted?

Application decisions are typically made 1-2 months after the application deadline.  You will receive an electronic letter in your online application account once a decision has been made.

Additional Questions

Additional quesions? Please contact the Office of Academic and Student Services at 
Phone: 405-271-6588 or Email

Step #1: Preparation

Advisement

If you have any questions regarding your eligibility for admission, or completing your application materials, please contact us. The telephone number for the College of Allied Health Office of Academic and Student Services is (405) 271-6588 in Oklahoma City and (918) 660-3255 in Tulsa. You may also email us at alliedhealth-info@ouhsc.edu.

Please note:  If you are denied admission to the program, you may call us at (405) 271-6588 and speak with an advisor about how to strengthen your application.


Career Goal Statement

Please address the following when creating your career goal statement:

• What attracted you to this field of study, and what have you done to learn more about it?

• How do you plan to use your education and training?

• What do you perceive as the needs and/or challenges in this field of study?

• Does your academic record reflect your ability in the field you desire? If not, please explain.

• What particular strengths do you possess that qualify you for the program?

 

Download Instructions:
1. Create your career goal statement(s) in .doc, .wpd, .rtf, .xls, .pdf, or .txt format and limit your statement to one page.

2. You must create a career goal statement for each program that you are applying to; for example, if applying to Sonography and Radiography, you need to submit two career goal statements. The first sentence of your career goal statement needs to address which program you are applying to; for example, “I am applying to the Sonography Bachelor of Science program.” 

3. Upload your career goal statement(s) to the ‘Career Goal Statement’ section of the online application. 
Exception:  A Career Goal Statement is not required or accepted for the Doctor of Physical Therapy or Master of Occupational Therapy program.
Note: This document cannot be password protected or contain macros as it will cause the upload process to fail.

Transfer Equivalencies/Transcript Evaluation

 

Application Deadlines

Each program has a specific deadline.  Please refer to the academic program page for application deadlines.

Transcripts

 

References

Most College of Allied Health programs require that applicants enter contact information for three references on their application.  If the program you are applying to is listed below, you do not submit contact information for three references because they are not accepted:  

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Master of Occupational Therapy

If the program you are applying to requires letters of recommendation, please enter contact information for the 3 people that are writing letters of recommendation for your three references.

This worksheet is available to help you keep track of your reference contact information.

Letters of Recommendation

If the program you wish to apply to is not listed below, letters of recommendation are neither required nor accepted.  If you are applying to one of the following programs, once you enter your recommenders email address on your online application and submit your application, each recommender will receive an email with instructions on how to electronically upload their letter of recommendation to our application system.

  • Speech-Language Pathology (M.A. and M.S.) applicants 
  • Speech-Language Pathology (Ph.D.) and Doctor of Audiology (Ph.D. and Au.D.) applicants
  • Doctor of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences (D.Sc.) applicants 

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

The GRE is required by the following programs, and scores must be received by the application deadline:

Allied Health Sciences – Ph.D.
Doctor of Audiology
Doctor of Philosophy in Audiology
Doctor of Philosophy in Speech-Language Pathology
Doctor of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences
Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology
Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology


Doctor of Physical Therapy (GRE specific code for PTCAS 7426)
Master of Occupational Therapy (GRE specific code for OTCAS 7448)

* Do NOT use the common GRE code for the OUHSC Institution for the DPT or MOT programs, scores will NOT be forwarded to PTCAS or the OTCAS. Again, the codes for the DPT (7426) and MOT (7448) programs are specific for their respective Centralized Admission Services.


You must register for the GRE at www.ets.org/gre.  The OUHSC institution code for the GRE is 6902 (PTCAS & OTCAS use your specific codes).  Please request an official GRE score from www.ets.org/gre and have it sent to us electronically.  If you need to mail your scores to us, please mail them to the following address:

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Office of Admissions and Records
Basic Sciences Education Building, Room 200
Post Office Box 26901
Oklahoma City, OK 73126

Please note that if you have taken the old test and would like to know what your scores translate to on the new score scale, click on Score Conversion Tables.

Observation Hours

Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy applicants must complete 40 clock hours of observation.  High School Early Admission applicants for Occupational Therapy must complete 10 clock hours of observation. Utilize this worksheet to keep track of observation hours.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

All applicants from countries where English is the second language must take the TOEFL examination. This requirement includes all persons of international status, Permanent Residents of the U.S. (green card holders), and U.S. Naturalized citizens. If you have any questions as to if the test is required for you, please contact Anita Bennett in the Office of Admissions and Records at (405) 271-2347 ext-48912.  This test must be taken within two years of the date of application. 

Applicants must make a score of 600 (paper) / 100 (internet-based) or above if English is the second language in order to be considered for admission.  TOEFL scores that are older than two years cannot be verified and are not acceptable.  Please go to the TOEFL website to obtain information and register for the exam.

 

World Education Services (W.E.S.) International Academic Credential Evaluation

All international or non-United States Citizen applicants are required to have all transcripts/mark sheets processed through World Education Services (WES). Please use code OUHSC Institution Code (6902). 

Exception: Doctor of Physical Therapy (WES code = 7426) and Master of Occupational Therapy (WES code = 7448), please use your respective Centralized Admission Services and the specific codes designated for your program.

Please click here for additional pertinent information.

Applicant Interviews

Allied Health Sciences Programs

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Allied Health Sciences with Specialization in Nutritional Sciences = on-site or telephone interview
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Allied Health Sciences with Specialization in Rehabilitation Sciences = on-site, telephone, or webcam interview
  • Master of Science in Allied Health Sciences – Dosimetry = no interview

Communication Sciences and Disorders Programs

  • Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders = no interview
  • Doctor of Audiology = on-site, telephone, or webcam interview
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Audiology = on-site, telephone, or webcam interview
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Speech-Language Pathology = on-site, telephone, or webcam interview
  • Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology = no interview
  • Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology = on-site, telephone, or webcam interview

Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Programs

The mandatory Written Interview for Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, Radiography, and Sonography applicants is scheduled for March 9, 2017 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. 

Applicants that live out of state will be given the written interview by email/web if it is noted below that there is a “written interview”.  Please contact Ms. Renita Fair at (405) 271-6477 for further details.

Nutritional Sciences Programs

  • Certificate in Dietetic Internship = no interview
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Allied Health Sciences with Specialization in Nutritional Sciences = on-site or telephone interview
  • Master of Arts in Dietetics = on-site or telephone interview
  • Master of Science in Nutritional Sciences = on-site or telephone interview

Rehabilitation Sciences Programs

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Allied Health Sciences with Specialization in Rehabilitation Sciences = on-site, telephone, or webcam interview
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy = no interview
  • Doctor of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences = no interview
  • Master of Occupational Therapy = no interview

Application Fees

Applicants must pay a $50 application fee as well as a $50 college processing fee for each program applied to.  Application fees must be paid on the online application. If you are applying to an M.S. or Ph.D. program, you will be charged an additional $25 graduate college processing fee.

Steps #2 and #3

Step #2: TO APPLY

If you have applied to a program(s) in the College of Allied Health previously, you will need to enter the site using the same login credentials as before.  It is not necessary to create a new account.  A second application cannot be started until after the first application is submitted.

On-Line Application

 

Step #3: AFTER SUBMISSION of APPLICATION

Application Status

Check this web site often during the application and selection process. It will provide you up-to-date information regarding the receipt and completion status of all application materials. Additional information provided to all applicants includes: current listing of applications on file, current residency status, external coursework received and processed, GPA calculations of all external coursework received and processed, as well as all test scores received and processed.

NOTE: Students admitted to the College of Allied Health will be required to obtain a Criminal History Background Check and a Drug Test


 

 

Student Housing/Apartments

If you are interested in student housing on the Oklahoma City campus, you may want to apply for student housing after you submit your application as there are limited spaces available.  Please go to http://village.ou.edu/ to apply.  

A $40.00* non-refundable application fee is required at the time of application for student housing/apartments.

Questions

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Academic and Student Services at 
Phone: (405) 271-6588 or Email