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Prospective Graduate Students


Prospective Graduate Students - Welcome

The College of Human Sciences offers MS and PhD degrees through its three academic departments:  Design, Housing & Merchandising; Human Development & Family Science; and Nutritional Sciences.  Several of these degree programs are available online.  Over 200 graduate students in the College are working on advanced degrees, creating synergetic activity around graduate education and research pursuits.

Our motto is simple:  Solving human problems…Enhancing human lives.  We live this motto everyday through the College’s mission:  to advance and apply knowledge of the interaction of people with their environments to develop effective professionals, engaged citizens, and visionary leaders who promote the physical, social, and economic well-being of people.

The College of Human Sciences has a strong outreach tradition, and you will see that faculty devote time and resources to community engagement.  These efforts reflect the university’s land grant mission; that is, the university’s boundaries extend to those of the state and the nation.  Graduate education incorporates this mission by stressing the integration of research with program design, implementation and evaluation.

Browse through the graduate program options.  You will see that we have outstanding faculty members, many with international prominence.  These faculty members enjoy mentoring and challenging graduate students to excel in their area of specialization.  You will have the chance to develop professional relationships with several faculty members as they help you create an individualized course of study that matches your interests and career expectations.

Funding opportunities for graduate students include research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and scholarships.  Please visit our pages for prospective graduate students to learn more about admissions, funding, resources and campus information.

Thank you for visiting our web site. Please contact us with your questions.


Christine Johnson, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies and Professor
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Oklahoma State University
339 Willard Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078