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Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions

University of Oklahoma FAQs

Q: What are the benefits of a master’s degree?

A: There are many benefits to earning a master’s degree such as the possibility of career advancement opportunities, increasing your earning potential, and increasing your competitiveness in the job market. A master’s degree from OU may also better qualify you for management and leadership positions. In fact, some employers require a master’s degree for management-level positions. OU is a top-tier public institution, and our programs are taught by world-class faculty and professors of practice who prepare students for future success.

Q: What are the benefits of taking online classes?

A: Online courses offer convenience and flexibility for you to learn on your own time. Taught by the same world-class faculty and industry leaders, you’ll receive the same degree as a student who attends classes on campus. The online format promotes engaged learning and facilitates connection with fellow students from all over the world providing a rich educational environment and networking opportunities. Like an on-campus degree, the University of Oklahoma’s online programs are accredited and recognized by employers.

Q: What kind of student support do you offer?

A: Online students receive the same access to resources that on-campus students do. Many of our students have been out of school for a few years or have never experienced online learning; this is why we have a student success team available throughout the program. Our Student Success team provides training on technology and tips to prepare you to be a successful online student. We want students to focus on academics, so we enroll you in all your courses and provide assistance with any administrative items you might need throughout the program.

Q: What is OU’s mission?

A: OU is a top-tier public institution offering high-quality, affordable, professional graduate programs that are committed to maintaining academic excellence. Our mission is to provide the best possible educational experience for our students through excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and service to state and society.

Q: Is OU accredited?

A: Yes, OU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission is one of six regional accrediting agencies in the United States. You can find more information regarding OU’s accreditation here.

Q: I may be eligible for VA benefits. Who do I contact for this information?

A: Those who may be eligible for VA benefits should contact Veteran Student Services by email at or phone (405) 325-4308. You can also find more information on our Veteran Support Alliance page.


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