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Application Steps for Graduate Programs

Follow the steps below to complete the application process for a master’s, doctoral or Ph.D. program at Oral Roberts University. Our criteria for acceptance varies depending on the graduate program. Generally, we require that you hold a degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA ranging anywhere from 2.50 to 3.25 based on a 4.00 scale and depending on the program. 

If you have any questions along the way, please connect with us at gradadmissions@oru.edu or 918.495.6518. 

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Complete your online application with no application fee. If you’ve already started an application, log in to your existing application.

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1. Send Official Transcripts

Using one of the options below, have your official transcripts sent directly to ORU Admissions from each college and university you’ve attended. This includes all technology and unaccredited schools. Bible college and vocational or technology schools are generally not considered regionally accredited institutions.

  • Request that documents be emailed to gradadmissions@oru.edu.
  • Request that documents be faxed to 918.495.6222.
  • Request that documents be mailed in their original sealed envelopes to the following address:

ORU Admissions
7777 S. Lewis Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74171

2. Send Test Scores 

Note: We do not require test scores for the following 100% online master’s programs: Master of Arts in Leadership, Master of Arts in Ministry, Master of Business Administration in Leadership and Master of Science in Nursing.

Additional Documents

Attach documents to your application by logging into your application. Click the "View Additional Items" link next to your application type, then upload your file. If you are having issues uploading files, please email it to gradadmissions@oru.edu.

Personal Sketch: The essay should be typed with standard paper formats (i.e. 12 point font, double or single space, 1” margins, etc). In a total of 1-2 pages, please answer the following questions fully.

  • Why do you desire to attend ORU, and how does this relate to your life goals?
  • Explain why you've chosen to pursue this degree.
  • What work do you envision doing as a result of obtaining this degree?

Recommendations

You may use the following link to have your recommendations submitted online: go.oru.edu/gradrec.

  • (1) Minister's Recommendation
  • (2) Academic Recommendations/ Professional Recommendations may be used if you have been out of school for longer than 5 years. 

Transcripts

You are required to send Final/Official transcripts from all universities you attended. These must be sent directly from the university to ORU. 

Transcript evaluations may be required by World Education Services if your undergraduate studies were completed outside of the USA. Please see www.wes.org for more information.

Additional Documents

Attach documents to your application by logging into your application. Click the "View Additional Items" link next to your application type, then upload your file. If you are having issues uploading files, please email it to gradadmissions@oru.edu.

Personal Sketch: The essay should be typed with standard paper formats (i.e. 12 point font, double or single space, 1” margins, etc). In a total of 1-2 pages, please answer the following questions fully.

  • Why do you desire to attend ORU, and how does this relate to your life goals?
  • Describe your own religious experience, past and present.
  • Discuss major events that have occurred in your life.
  • If you are an international student, please explain why you desire to study in the United States.
  • Why have you chosen your field of vocation/ministry, and how do you see the degree program for which you are making application equipping you for that field?

Recommendations

You may use the following link to have your recommendations submitted online: go.oru.edu/gradrec.

  • (1) Minister's Recommendation
  • (2) Academic Recommendations/ Professional Recommendations may be used if you have been out of school for longer than 5 years. 

Transcripts

You are required to send Final/Official transcripts from all universities you attended. These must be sent directly from the university to ORU. 

Transcript evaluations may be required by World Education Services if your undergraduate studies were completed outside of the USA. Please see www.wes.org for more information.

Additional Documents

Attach documents to your application by logging into your application. Click the "View Additional Items" link next to your application type, then upload your file. If you are having issues uploading files, please email it to gradadmissions@oru.edu.

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Recommendations

You may use the following link to have your recommendations submitted online: go.oru.edu/gradrec.

  • (1) Minister's Recommendation
  • (1) Academic Recommendations/ Professional Recommendations may be used if you have been out of school for longer than 5 years. 

Transcripts

You are required to send Final/Official transcripts from all universities you attended. These must be sent directly from the university to ORU. 

Transcript evaluations may be required by World Education Services if your undergraduate studies were completed outside of the USA. Please see www.wes.org for more information.

Additional Documents

Attach documents to your application by logging into your application. Click the "View Additional Items" link next to your application type, then upload your file. If you are having issues uploading files, please email it to gradadmissions@oru.edu.

  •  Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Recommendations

You may use the following link to have your recommendations submitted online: go.oru.edu/gradrec.

  • (1) Minister's Recommendation
  • (1) Academic Recommendations/ Professional Recommendations may be used if you have been out of school for longer than 5 years. 

Transcripts

You are required to send Final/Official transcripts from all universities you attended. These must be sent directly from the university to ORU. 

Transcript evaluations may be required by World Education Services if your undergraduate studies were completed outside of the USA. Please see www.wes.org for more information.

Additional Documents

Attach documents to your application by logging into your application. Click the "View Additional Items" link next to your application type, then upload your file. If you are having issues uploading files, please email it to gradadmissions@oru.edu.

Personal Sketch: The essay should be typed with standard paper formats (i.e. 12 point font, double or single space, 1” margins, etc). In a total of 1-2 pages, please answer the following questions fully.

  • Why do you desire to attend ORU, and how does this relate to your life goals?
  • Describe your own religious experience, past and present.
  • Discuss major events that have occurred in your life.
  • If you are an international student, please explain why you desire to study in the United States.
  • Why have you chosen your field of vocation/ministry, and how do you see the degree program for which you are making application equipping you for that field?

Recommendations

You may use the following link to have your recommendations submitted online: go.oru.edu/gradrec.

  • (1) Minister's Recommendation
  • (2) Academic Recommendations/ Professional Recommendations may be used if you have been out of school for longer than 5 years. 

Transcripts

You are required to send Final/Official transcripts from all universities you attended. These must be sent directly from the university to ORU. 

Transcript evaluations may be required by World Education Services if your undergraduate studies were completed outside of the USA. Please see www.wes.org for more information.

Additional Documents

Attach documents to your application by logging into your application. Click the "View Additional Items" link next to your application type, then upload your file. If you are having issues uploading files, please email it to gradadmissions@oru.edu.

Personal Sketch: The essay should be typed with standard paper formats (i.e. 12 point font, double or single space, 1” margins, etc). In a total of 1-2 pages, please answer the following questions fully.

  • Why do you desire to attend ORU, and how does this relate to your life goals?
  • Describe your own religious experience, past and present.
  • Discuss major events that have occurred in your life.
    If you are an international student, please explain why you desire to study in the United States.
  • Why have you chosen your field of vocation/ministry, and how do you see the degree program for which you are making application equipping you for that field?

Recommendations

You may use the following link to have your recommendations submitted online: go.oru.edu/gradrec.

  • (1) Minister's Recommendation
  • (2) Academic Recommendations/ Professional Recommendations may be used if you have been out of school for longer than 5 years. 

Transcripts

You are required to send Final/Official transcripts from all universities you attended. These must be sent directly from the university to ORU. 

Transcript evaluations may be required by World Education Services if your undergraduate studies were completed outside of the USA. Please see www.wes.org for more information.

Additional Documents

Attach documents to your application by logging into your application. Click the "View Additional Items" link next to your application type, then upload your file. If you are having issues uploading files, please email it to gradadmissions@oru.edu.

Personal Sketch: The essay should be typed with standard paper formats (i.e. 12 point font, double or single space, 1” margins, etc). In a total of 1-2 pages, please answer the following questions fully.

  • Why do you desire to attend ORU, and how does this relate to your life goals?
  • Describe your own religious experience, past and present.
  • Discuss major events that have occurred in your life.
  • If you are an international student, please explain why you desire to study in the United States.
  • Why have you chosen your field of vocation/ministry, and how do you see the degree program for which you are making application equipping you for that field?

Recommendations

You may use the following link to have your recommendations submitted online: go.oru.edu/gradrec.

  • (1) Minister's Recommendation
  • (2) Academic Recommendations/ Professional Recommendations may be used if you have been out of school for longer than 5 years. 

Transcripts

You are required to send Final/Official transcripts from all universities you attended. These must be sent directly from the university to ORU. 

Transcript evaluations may be required by World Education Services if your undergraduate studies were completed outside of the USA. Please see www.wes.org for more information.

Additional Documents

Attach documents to your application by logging into your application. Click the "View Additional Items" link next to your application type, then upload your file. If you are having issues uploading files, please email it to gradadmissions@oru.edu.

Personal Sketch: The essay should be typed with standard paper formats (i.e. 12 point font, double or single space, 1” margins, etc). In a total of 1-2 pages, please answer the following questions fully.

  • Why do you desire to attend ORU, and how does this relate to your life goals?
  • Describe your own religious experience, past and present.
  • Discuss major events that have occurred in your life.
  • If you are an international student, please explain why you desire to study in the United States.
  • Why have you chosen your field of vocation/ministry, and how do you see the degree program for which you are making application equipping you for that field?

Recommendations

You may use the following link to have your recommendations submitted online: go.oru.edu/gradrec.

  • (1) Minister's Recommendation
  • (2) Academic Recommendations/ Professional Recommendations may be used if you have been out of school for longer than 5 years. 

Transcripts

You are required to send Final/Official transcripts from all universities you attended. These must be sent directly from the university to ORU. 

Transcript evaluations may be required by World Education Services if your undergraduate studies were completed outside of the USA. Please see www.wes.org for more information.

Additional Documents

Attach documents to your application by logging into your application. Click the "View Additional Items" link next to your application type, then upload your file. If you are having issues uploading files, please email it to gradadmissions@oru.edu.

Personal Sketch: The essay should be typed with standard paper formats (i.e. 12 point font, double or single space, 1” margins, etc). In a total of 1-2 pages, please answer the following questions fully.

  • Why do you desire to attend ORU, and how does this relate to your life goals?
  • Describe your own religious experience, past and present.
  • Discuss major events that have occurred in your life.
  • If you are an international student, please explain why you desire to study in the United States.
  • Why have you chosen your field of vocation/ministry, and how do you see the degree program for which you are making application equipping you for that field?
  • Counseling is all about developing effective relationships with others. In your Personal Statement, please include reflection on your general ability to form healthy relationships, and please also specifically address this with others from backgrounds (cultural, religious, etc.) different from yours.

Faculty Interview: You may be asked to interview either in person or via technology, e.g. Skype, FaceTime, or ZOOM. This interview will give the prospective student an opportunity to ask questions about ORU’s counseling program and the faculty member has an opportunity to ask about the student’s goals and readiness for graduate studies. Please note: Interviews only take place should the department request it. 

Recommendations

You may use the following link to have your recommendations submitted online: go.oru.edu/gradrec.

  • (1) Minister's Recommendation
  • (2) Academic Recommendations/ Professional Recommendations may be used if you have been out of school for longer than 5 years. 

Transcripts

You are required to send Final/Official transcripts from all universities you attended. These must be sent directly from the university to ORU. 

Transcript evaluations may be required by World Education Services if your undergraduate studies were completed outside of the USA. Please see www.wes.org for more information.

Additional Documents

Attach documents to your application by logging into your application. Click the "View Additional Items" link next to your application type, then upload your file. If you are having issues uploading files, please email it to gradadmissions@oru.edu. 

  • Personal Sketch: The essay should be typed with standard paper formats (i.e. 12 point font, double or single space, 1” margins, etc). In a total of 1-2 pages, please answer the following questions fully.
    • Why do you desire to attend ORU, and how does it relate to your life goals?
    • Describe your own religious experience (spiritual walk), past and present.
    • Discuss major events that have occurred in your life and how they have impacted you.
    • Why have you chosen your field of vocation/ministry, and how do you see the degree program for which you are making application equipping you for that field?
    • (International Applicants Only) Explain why you desire to study in the United States.
  • Resume or Curriculm Vitae

Recommendations

You may use the following link to have your recommendations submitted online: go.oru.edu/gradrec.

  • (1) Minister's Recommendation
  • (2) Academic Recommendations/ Professional Recommendations may be used if you have been out of school for longer than 5 years.

Transcripts

You are required to send Final/Official transcripts from all universities you attended. These must be sent directly from the university to ORU. 

Transcript evaluations may be required by World Education Services if your undergraduate studies were completed outside of the USA. Please see www.wes.org for more information.

Additional Documents 

Attach documents to your application by logging into your application. Click the "View Additional Items" link next to your application type, then upload your file. If you are having issues uploading files, please email it to gradadmissions@oru.edu.

Personal Sketch: The essay should be typed with standard paper formats (i.e. 12 point font, double or single space, 1” margins, etc). In a total of 1-2 pages, please answer the following questions fully.

  1. Why do you desire to attend ORU, and how does this relate to your life goals?
  2. Describe your own religious experience, past and present.
  3. Discuss major events that have occurred in your life.
  4. If you are an international student, please explain why you desire to study in the United States.
  5. Why have you chosen your field of study, and how do you see the degree program for which you are making application equipping you for that field?

Recommendations

You may use the following link to have your recommendations submitted online: go.oru.edu/gradrec.

  • (1) Minister's Recommendation
  • (2) Academic Recommendations/Professional Recommendations may be used if you have been out of school for longer than 5 years.

Transcripts

You are required to send Final/Official transcripts from all universities you attended. These must be sent directly from the university to ORU. 

Transcript evaluations may be required by World Education Services if your undergraduate studies were completed outside of the USA. Please see www.wes.org for more information.

Additional Documents 

Attach documents to your application by logging into your application. Click the "View Additional Items" link next to your application type, then upload your file. If you are having issues uploading files, please email it to gradadmissions@oru.edu.

Personal Sketch: The essay should be typed with standard paper formats (i.e. 12 point font, double or single space, 1” margins, etc). In a total of 1-2 pages, please answer the following questions fully.

  1. Why do you desire to attend ORU, and how does this relate to your life goals?
  2. Describe your own religious experience, past and present.
  3. Discuss major events that have occurred in your life.
  4. Why have you chosen your field of study, and how do you see the degree program for which you are making application equipping you for that field?
  5. (International Students Only) Please explain why you desire to study in the United States.

Recommendations

You may use the following link to have your recommendations submitted online: go.oru.edu/gradrec

  • (1) Minister's Recommendation
  • (2) Academic Recommendations/Professional Recommendations may be used if you have been out of school for longer than 5 years.

Transcripts

You are required to send Final/Official transcripts from all universities you attended. These must be sent directly from the university to ORU. 

Transcript evaluations may be required by World Education Services if your undergraduate studies were completed outside of the USA. Please see www.wes.org for more information.

Additional Documents

Attach documents to your application by logging into your application. Click the "View Additional Items" link next to your application type, then upload your file. If you are having issues uploading files, please email it to gradadmissions@oru.edu.

Personal Sketch: The essay should be typed with standard paper formats (i.e. 12 point font, double or single space, 1” margins, etc). In a total of 1-2 pages, please answer the following questions fully.

  • Why do you desire to attend ORU, and how does this relate to your life goals?
  • Describe your own religious experience, past and present.
  • Discuss major events that have occurred in your life.
  • Why have you chosen your field of vocation/ministry, and how do you see the degree program for which you are making application equipping you for that field?
  • (International Applicants only) explain why you desire to study in the United States.

Recommendations

You may use the following link to have your recommendations submitted online: go.oru.edu/gradrec.

  • (1) Minister’s Recommendation
  • (2) Academic Recommendations/Professional Recommendations may be used if you have been out of school for longer than 5 years. 

Transcripts

You are required to send Final/Official transcripts from all universities you attended. These must be sent directly from the university to ORU. 

Transcript evaluations may be required by World Education Services if your undergraduate studies were completed outside of the USA. Please see www.wes.org for more information.

Graduate Record Examination

OGET Test Score - A passing score on the Oklahoma General Education Test (OGET) is required for the application as the first step toward teacher certification. If the OGET is not available in your region, the GRE or MAT test scores may also suffice for your graduate application. The decision to waive the GRE or MAT requirement is up to the discretion of the Graduate Education Chair.

Additional Documents

Attach documents to your application by logging into your application. Click the "View Additional Items" link next to your application type, then upload your file. If you are having issues uploading files, please email it to gradadmissions@oru.edu.

Personal Sketch: The essay should be typed with standard paper formats (i.e. 12 point font, double or single space, 1” margins, etc). In a total of 1-2 pages, please answer the following questions fully.

  • Why do you desire to attend ORU, and how does it relate to your life goals?
  • Describe your own religious experience (spiritual walk), past and present.
  • Discuss major events that have occurred in your life and how they have impacted you.
  • Why have you chosen your field of vocation/ministry, and how do you see the degree program for which you are making application equipping you for that field?
  • (International Applicants Only) Explain why you desire to study in the United States.

Recommendations

You may use the following link to have your recommendations submitted online: go.oru.edu/gradrec

  • (1) Minister’s Recommendation
  • (2) Academic Recommendations/Professional Recommendations may be used if you have been out of school for longer than 5 years.  

Transcripts

You are required to send Final/Official transcripts from all universities you attended. These must be sent directly from the university to ORU. 

Transcript evaluations may be required by World Education Services if your undergraduate studies were completed outside of the USA. Please see www.wes.org for more information.

Graduate Record Examination

GRE or MAT Test Score – Students must score at least an 801 on the GRE or a 40 on the MAT to be accepted into the ORU Grad School of Ed. The GRE or MAT test score requirement can be waived if a student already has prior graduate level course work. The decision to waive the GRE or MAT requirement is up to the discretion of the Graduate Education Chair. If prospects have questions concerning the differences between the tests, point them to the www.gre.com or www.milleranalogies.com.

Additional Documents

Attach documents to your application by logging into your application. Click the "View Additional Items" link next to your application type, then upload your file. If you are having issues uploading files, please email it to gradadmissions@oru.edu.

Personal Sketch: The essay should be typed with standard paper formats (i.e. 12 point font, double or single space, 1” margins, etc). In a total of 1-2 pages, please answer the following questions fully.

  • Why do you desire to attend ORU, and how does it relate to your life goals?
  • Describe your own religious experience (spiritual walk), past and present.
  • Discuss major events that have occurred in your life and how they have impacted you.
  • Why have you chosen your field of vocation/ministry, and how do you see the degree program for which you are making application equipping you for that field?
  • What is your desired area of specialization for the program?
  • (International Applicants Only) Explain why you desire to study in the United States.

Recommendations

You may use the following link to have your recommendations submitted online: go.oru.edu/gradrec

  • (1) Minister’s Recommendation
  • (2) Academic Recommendations/Professional Recommendations may be used if you have been out of school for longer than 5 years.  

Transcripts

You are required to send Final/Official transcripts from all universities you attended. These must be sent directly from the university to ORU. 

Transcript evaluations may be required by World Education Services if your undergraduate studies were completed outside of the USA. Please see www.wes.org for more information.

Graduate Record Examination

GRE or MAT Test Score – Students must score at least an 801 on the GRE or a 40 on the MAT to be accepted into the ORU Grad School of Ed. The GRE or MAT test score requirement can be waived if a student already has prior graduate level course work. The decision to waive the GRE or MAT requirement is up to the discretion of the Graduate Education Chair. If prospects have questions concerning the differences between the tests, point them to the www.gre.com or www.milleranalogies.com.

Recommendations

You may use the following link to have your recommendations submitted online: go.oru.edu/gradrec.

  • (1) Academic/Professional Recommendation: An academic recommendation must be submitted by current or former professors. Professional recommendations may be submitted if you have not been in college within the last five years.
  • (1) Professional Recommendation
  • (1) Ministerial Recommendation: Must be submitted by your minister or another church/ministry leader.
  • (1) Layperson Recommendation: Must be submitted by an individual under your ministry care or supervision.

Additional Documents

Attach documents to your application by logging into your application. Click the "View Additional Items" link next to your application type, then upload your files. If you are having issues uploading files, please email them to gradadmissions@oru.edu

  • Personal Sketch: The essay should be typed with standard paper formats (i.e. 12 point font, double or single space, 1” margins, etc). In a total of 1-2 pages, please answer the following questions fully.
    • Why do you desire to attend ORU, and how does it relate to your life goals?
    • Describe your own religious experience, past and present.
    • Discuss major events that have occurred in your life.
    • Why have you chosen your field of vocation/ministry, and how do you see the degree program for which you are making application equipping you for that field?
    • (International Applicants Only) Explain why you desire to study in the United States.
  • Autobiographical Sketch: Please address the following prompts fully. Type answers in a double-spaced format and save all responses to one pdf.
    • Autobiographical Statement: Present an account of your understanding of your call into full-time ministry. State your self-understanding of your ministry in the light of biblical, theological, and historical insights. Also, indicate your areas of strengths and weaknesses as you have carried out your ministry. This comprehensive statement must be at least 500 words.
    • Ministerial Experience: Submit a comprehensive account and description of your ministerial context and experience. Include the names of all churches/pastorates served, responsibilities, dates, and positions held and membership of each pastorate. If your ministry is not a local pastorate, provide a thorough description of it. It is understood that there may be considerable variety in the experiences of applicants who are in full-time ministry.
    • Plans for Continuing in Full-Time Ministry: The Doctor of Ministry degree is an "in ministry" degree. All applicants are required to continue in a recognized form of full-time ministry for the duration of the program. Please state your plans for continuing in ministry.
    • Statement of Reason for Applying to ORU: Indicate your reason for desiring a Doctor of Ministry degree. Why did you choose ORU?
    • Finances: Discuss how you plan to finance your Doctor of Ministry program if accepted. How will your church or present ministry assist with your expenses?

Transcripts

You are required to send Final/Official transcripts from all universities you attended. These must be sent directly from the university to ORU.

  • Please note: Your 

If any of your college-level or post-bachelor’s degree studies were completed outside of the United States, a transcript evaluation must be completed through World Education Services (WES) or another accepted evaluation service. A “Course-by-Course” evaluation through WES can be requested through www.wes.org.

Graduate Record Examination

Send us results from one of the following tests:

Graduate Record Examination (GRE): Visit ets.org to send us your score using our school code: 6552.
Miller's Analogies Test (MAT): Visit pearsonassessments.com to send us your score using our school code: 2173.
Note: We may waive this requirement if you hold a master's degree from a regionally accredited institution. 

Prayer Tower

Additional Documents

Attach documents to your application by logging into your application. Click the "View Additional Items" link next to your application type, then upload your files. If you are having issues uploading files, please email them to gradadmissions@oru.edu.

  • Resume or Curriculm Vitae
  • Writing Sample: Provide a writing sample of academic work, approximately 25 pages with footnotes and bibliography, completed within past 3 years and reflecting both the ability to complete independent research and a research interest appropriate to the degree program is required. This essay will be evaluated in terms of clarity of its thesis, ability to sustain an argument, critical engagement with pertinent primary and secondary sources, and professional presentation.
  • Vocational Essay: Write a 1,500 word vocational essay that details the following: a) personal testimony and spiritual journey; b) personal sense of vocation to academic and ministry leadership; c) professional goals; and d) plans to make original contributions to his or her academic field.
  • Research Proposal: Write a 500-1,000 word academic essay about your proposed research interest or question, which must have the potential to develop into a topic suitable for Ph.D. study.

Recommendations

You may use the following link to have your recommendations submitted online: go.oru.edu/gradrec.

  • (2) Academic/Professional Recommendation: Academic recommendations must be submitted by current or former professors. Professional recommendations may be submitted if you have not been in college within the last five years. 
  • 1 Professional Recommendation.
  • 1 Personal Recommendation: Must be submitted by a non-relative or co-worker.

Transcripts

You are required to send Final/Official transcripts from all universities you attended. These must be sent directly from the university to ORU. 

If any of your college-level or post-bachelor’s degree studies were completed outside of the United States, a transcript evaluation must be completed through World Education Services (WES) or another accepted evaluation service. A “Course-by-Course” evaluation through WES can be requested through www.wes.org.

Graduate Record Examination

Send us results from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE): Visit ets.org to send us your score using our school code: 6552. You must have completed the GRE within 5 years of beginning the Ph.D. application process. Preference is given to those whose verbal score is in excess of 160 (600 paper-based) and whose analytical writing score is in excess of 5.0.

Additional Documents

Attach documents to your application by logging into your application. Click the "View Additional Items" link next to your application type, then upload your file. If you are having issues uploading files, please email it to gradadmissions@oru.edu.

  • Personal Sketch: The essay should be typed with standard paper formats (i.e. 12 point font, double or single space, 1” margins, etc). In a total of 1-2 pages, please answer the following questions fully.
    • Why does obtaining an FNP/DNP interest you?
    • Why do you want to attend ORU?
    • What are your future plans as an APN?
    • What are your perceived strengths and weaknesses?
    • What are your plans for working while in the program?
    • Please indicate your plan to maintain a doctoral level GPA if your BSN cumulative GPA was below 2.75/or nursing GPA was <2.5.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae: 
    Please include the following items:
    • Employment History/Status
      • Current employer: name, address, contact information
      • Employee status (full-time, part-time, per diem, locus tenems)
      • Position & Title 
      • Length of practice as a BSN Registered Nurse
      • Length of continuous clinical practice
      • *Must show evidence of at least 2,000 hours work experience as a professional nurse prior to beginning year two of the program.
    • Awards, Honors and Special Recognitions as it relates to nursing career
    • Professional Organizations/Memberships
  • Contract acknowledging evidence of at least 2,000 hours of professional nursing practice prior to beginning year two.
  • Background check: 
    Done via ACCUFAX at student’s expense (you will be contacted soon after registration to begin this process).
  • Active RN License Verification
    Note: If a student is unable to secure Clinical Preceptors in their state, they must be willing to obtain OK licensure to complete the required practicum hours here.
  • (Transfer students only): Signed Pre-Admission Transfer Letter.
  • (Non-Residents only): Signed Pre-Admission Non Resident Letter with Disclosure.

Recommendations

You may use the following link to have your recommendations submitted online: go.oru.edu/gradrec.

  • (3) Professional Nursing Recommendations

Transcripts

You are required to send Final/Official transcripts from all universities you attended. These must be sent directly from the university to ORU. Please note: Your final transcript must include the following information:

  • Your degree shows you graduated with your BSN.
  • That you received a 3.0 GPA or higher with a minimum 2.5 GPA in all nursing core courses. 
  • You successfully earned a "C" or higher in your undergraduate Inferential Statistics class.

If any of your college-level or post-bachelor’s degree studies were completed outside of the United States, a transcript evaluation must be completed through World Education Services (WES) or another accepted evaluation service. A “Course-by-Course” evaluation through WES can be requested through www.wes.org.

International Students

  • Provide a TOFEL score of at least 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 80 (web-based) or IELTS proficiency of at least 6, if English is not your primary language.
  • CES Professional and Academic Report:
    CGFNS International is an immigration neutral nonprofit organization that helps foreign educated healthcare professionals live and work in their country of choice by assessing and validating their academic and professional credentials. Click here to start the application.

 

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