Graduate Studies

OCU Graduate Studies

Graduate Admissions

Oakland City University offers graduate degree programs within the areas of education, business, and religious studies.

Our instructors are leaders in their field and the support staff work diligently to make your educational experience the best it can be. Whether you want to be a professional educator, an entrepreneur in the field of business, or have goals of becoming a leader in the area of Christian ministry, Oakland City University has a graduate program that will assist in achieving your dreams.

graduate students

Policy for Accepting International Students for Graduate Programs

On 11/05/2019 it was decided that an international student can be accepted into a graduate program with the following guidelines.

  1. Completed an undergraduate or master’s program here in the United States.
  2. Potential program cannot be a fully online program.
  3. Provides all original transcripts requested. All transcripts that are not in English must be evaluated by a professional company and converted to a 4.0 grading system.
  4. Provides the requested financial support documentation.
  5. Has a current legal status with an I-20 from previous school.
  6. Student is responsible for their own housing and transportation unless housing becomes available on campus.

*Oakland City University is only permitted to register students for online classes that reside in a state that is a member of NC-SARA.  At this time, California is the only state NOT a member of NC-SARA.  Because of this, OCU cannot admit or register California residents for online classes or programs.  More information on NC-SARA can be found at