Graduate College

The Graduate College at Oklahoma State University facilitates the success of graduate faculty and graduate students and ensures the quality and integrity of graduate degrees, enhancing the University's reputation as a premier land-grant university.

Areas of Impact

When you support the Graduate College, you help shape the future for Oklahoma State University. By contributing to the fund(s) below, you make our future brighter orange!

Graduate College Dean's Excellence Fund

20-94430 - This Operating Funds-Dept / Program Specific fund benefits programs through GEN UNIV - Academic Affairs.

Graduate College Annual Support Fund

20-60600 - This Scholarships-Multipurpose fund benefits students through GEN UNIV - Academic Affairs.

The Graduate College has been an integral part of Oklahoma State University for more than 100 years. As a cornerstone of the graduate education and research enterprises, the Graduate College offers nearly 200 programs, options and specializations leading to certificates, master’s and doctoral degrees. More than 1,200 faculty members, many of whom are internationally recognized scholars in their fields, work with OSU’s 5,000 graduate students to address major cultural, economic, educational and social issues.

The Graduate College at OSU fosters an intellectual environment that leads to the creation, acquisition and dissemination of knowledge; nationally and internationally recognized graduate programs; the success of the research enterprise; and the recruitment and retention of outstanding, diverse graduate students and faculty. Through a service-oriented, shared-governance approach, the Graduate College provides central support for the recruitment, admission, matriculation, graduation and placement of graduate students. Promoting excellence in graduate education best practices, the Graduate College stewards institutional graduate resources and is an integral part of OSU.

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Meet the Dean

Melanie Morgan

Dr. Melanie Morgan is the dean of the Graduate College at Oklahoma State University. Morgan earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University, a master’s from the University of Arkansas-Little Rock and her Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.

From 2018-24, Morgan served as professor and associate dean of the Graduate School at Purdue University, where she also held previous positions of director of Graduate Studies in the Brian Lamb School of Communication and director of the Oral Communication Curriculum Program.

Morgan has received numerous awards, including the Brian Lamb School of Communication Outstanding Graduate Student Mentor Award, the Don Yoder Outstanding Faculty Award by the National Communication Association and the Charles B. Murphy Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award.