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Applying to a Program

Before You Get Started!!
 

Transcripts take time to process and get from one institution to the other. Order your transcripts ASAP!

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.

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 ‘Step #1: Preparation’ below, please follow the instructions in ‘Steps #2 and #3’.

How can I track the progress of my application?

Click here to review the progress of your OUHSC application. 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 questions? Please contact the Office of Academic and Student Affairs at Phone: 405-271-6588 or by Email.

Step #1: Preparation

Advisement

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding your eligibility for admission or completing your application materials. The telephone number for the College of Allied Health Office of Academic and Student Affairs is (405) 271-6588 in Oklahoma City and (918) 660-3255 in Tulsa or by email.

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/Personal Statement

All applicants should use the following information to craft their career goal statement and submit it through the OUHSC application except those using the PTCAS, OTCAS, or CSDCAS systems. Applicants using the PTCAS, OTCAS, or CSDCAS systems will not submit a statement in their OUHSC application and should instead follow all directions in their respective system regarding their personal statement/career goal statement.

Please address the following when creating your career goal statement/personal 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?

Upload Instructions:

  1. Create your career goal statement(s)/personal statement in .doc, .wpd, .rtf, .xls, .pdf, or .txt format and limit your statement to one page.
  2. You must create a career goal statement/personal 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 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)/personal statement to the ‘Career Goal Statement’ section of the online OUHSC application.

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.

Transcript Submission for Application

 

References

Most College of Allied Health programs require that applicants enter contact information for three references in their OUHSC supplemental application. Programs using PTCAS, OTCAS, or CSDCAS will instead follow all directions in their respective system regarding submission of reference contact information.

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

The programs listed below require you to submit letters of recommendation for review via the OUHSC online application.  If you are applying to one of the following programs, you will have the opportunity to enter in the email addresses of your intended recommenders before submitting the application. Each listed recommender will receive an email with instructions on how to electronically upload their letter of recommendation to our application system.

•    Speech-Language Pathology (Ph.D.) and Audiology (Ph.D.) applicants
•    Doctor of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences (D.Sc.) applicants
•    Allied Health Sciences – PhD Nutritional Sciences Emphasis
•    Allied Health Sciences – PhD Rehabilitation Sciences Emphasis

Applicants using the PTCAS, OTCAS, or CSDCAS systems should follow all directions and requirements in their respective system regarding letters of recommendation.

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)
Master of Arts in Speech-language Pathology and Doctor of Audiology (GRE specific code for CSDCAS 3549)

* Do NOT use the common GRE code for the OUHSC Institution for the DPT, MOT, SLP, or AuD programs, scores will NOT be forwarded to PTCAS or the OTCAS. Again, the codes for the DPT (7426) and MOT (7448), SLP and AuD (3549) 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, SLP, and AuD 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 are encouraged to complete 40 clock hours of observation. Use 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. Information about the University requirement, including eligibility for a waiver, can be found on the Admissions & Records website. Scores are valid for two years.

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. You can visit the TOEFL website to obtain additional information and register for the exam.

International Academic Credential Evaluation

Applicants who have completed coursework and/or degrees from non-U.S. institutions must have their completed post-secondary academic records evaluated by an authorized credential evaluation agency. The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center currently accepts evaluations through World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), and they should be sent directly to the school from the agency unless applying through the PTCAS, OTCAS, or CSDCAS system.

Applicants using the PTCAS, OTCAS, or CSDCAS system should have the evaluation(s) sent to their respective system using the instructions found in their application. Please note that PTCAS and OTCAS only allow evaluations through the World Education Services (WES) agency at this time. CSDCAS accepts evaluations through either agency. 

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

Communication Sciences and Disorders Programs

  • Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders = no interview
  • Doctor of Audiology = on-site, telephone, or webcam interview at the program’s discretion
  • 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 3, 2022 at 5:30 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. Leslee Smith 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
  • Doctor 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.  Click here 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 Affairs at (405) 271-6588 or by Email.