Procedures for Admission
Applicants must apply both to the University and to the department. The department application also serves as an application for an assistantship. Applications and instructions can be obtained through their respective websites. The GRE is required for Microbiology majors, but recommended for Botany majors. The GRE is used to measure the student’s potential for success in graduate school. We also recommend that a test in the subject area of the GRE be taken.
For more information use the following form.
Master of Science Degree
Candidates for the Master of Science will be required to possess a well-balanced knowledge of the field of botany or microbiology, to have mastered the technical methods in one or more areas and to have had experience in applying such methods to the solution of a problem. A thesis is required in a total program of 30 hours.
A student working toward the Master of Science degree will be assigned
a committee which will aid in designing the degree program.
Doctor of Philosophy Degree
Work leading to the Ph.D. degree is offered in most areas. The program requires a satisfactory demonstration of knowledge in their research area. This proficiency will be determined by the dissertation advisory committee. The satisfactory completion and successful defense of original research as described in a dissertation is also required. Each student will, in consultation with the chairperson, select a dissertation advisory committee. A student must complete the general requirements of the Graduate College, appropriate research skills, and a minor in a related field with a minimum of six hours. Each student must attend and participate in a graduate seminar.
Each student will be assigned a specific dissertation committee whose functions
are to aid in designing the degree program, provide advice on the dissertation
research and conduct the oral dissertation defense examination.
Departmental Graduate Information Packet/Application Forms
The following are online forms for the Department. Please note, the Department cannot consider your application unless you have also applied to the University and Graduate College and they will not release your file to the Department unless they receive payment of any applicable fees. For online application to the Department, it is possible to return the completed Word DOC file by email. If you fill out the PDF file you will have to do it by hand and mail or fax it in (+1-405-325-7619)
- For US Applicants:PDF or DOC format.
- For International Applicants: PDF or DOC format.
You still need to apply separately to the Graduate School.
Dr. Gordon E. Uno, Chair and Graduate Liaison
Department of Botany and Microbiology
George Lynn Cross Hall, Room 136
Norman, OK 73019
Phone: (405) 325-4321 FAX: (405) 325-7619
The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.