Jul 19, 2024  
2017-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Addendum to 2019-2021 Graduate Catalog


All data in the Oakland University Graduate Catalog reflects information as it was available at the publication date. Updates and/or corrections to the Graduate Catalog made after the publication date appear in the Addendum to the Graduate Catalog. 

While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided in the Graduate Catalog, Oakland University reserves the right, in its sole and exclusive discretion, to make changes to the Graduate Catalog at any time without prior notice.

It is the responsibility of each student to be aware of and understand university regulations as published



Doctor of Philosophy in Applied and Computational Physics 

Graduate Certificate in Human Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice 

Graduate Certificate in Information Security Management 


NEW GRADUATE POLICY - effective winter 2018

Receiving an OU Master Degree during PhD Studies

Students who are in a PhD program may be granted an OU master degree during their doctoral studies if the following conditions are being met:

  1. they entered the doctoral program with a bachelor degree OR with a master degree in a different field of student (and NO graduate level credits have been transferred from this master towards the PhD program)1;
  2. have completed the master program degree requirements in terms of number of credits and course requirements; and
  3. all additional master program degree requirements (including non-course requirements) as defined by the academic program


1Doctoral degree programs, which define the minimum credit hours as coursework beyond the baccalaureate, may permit students who have previously earned a master’s degree from Oakland University or another regionally accredited university, to reduce the credits required for the doctoral degree up to 32 credits. This policy does NOT pertain to post-master’s doctoral degree programs, where an earned master’s degree is required in advance of admission to the program. Students should refer to individual graduate program standards and requirements for details.