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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Oklahoma's first Professional Science Master's program now enrolling

PSM logoEnrollment is open for the Professional Science Master's in Environmental Sciences at OSU-Tulsa, the first graduate program of its kind in the state.

This innovative interdisciplinary graduate degree is designed for students interested in pursuing advanced training in science or mathematics, while simultaneously developing workplace skills highly valued by employers.

Different from other environmental science graduate programs, the PSM degree provides students a springboard to industry-specific job opportunities. The combination of science with workplace skills and experience requires minimal additional training, saving employers time and money in professional development.

Graduate students will complete a capstone project and internship to gain additional experience. The PSM degree program is accredited by the National Professional Science Master's Association. OSU has offered traditional graduate degrees in environmental sciences since 1977, one of the first interdisciplinary programs of its kind in the nation, and has a 99 percent employment rate for graduates. Courses begin this fall with schedules to accommodate working professionals.

OSU-Tulsa students prepare for fall semester with orientation sessions

New Student OrientationOSU-Tulsa will host several new student orientation sessions throughout the summer to prepare undergraduate and graduate students for fall classes.

New undergraduate students can choose from orientation sessions scheduled Thursday, May 30, Thursday June 27 and Thursday, Aug. 15. Sessions are offered each day at noon and 6 p.m. in North Hall. Another session is scheduled on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 10:30 a.m. To register for a session, visit the New Student Orientation registration page.

Graduate Student Orientation is set for Saturday, Aug. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Main Hall Commons. Current and new students can meet fellow graduate students and professors while learning about the various workshops, resources and services available through OSU-Tulsa's Graduate Student Services Center. Lunch is provided. For more information, contact Aaron Christensen, graduate student services manager, at 918-594-8445 or osutgssc@okstate.edu. An orientation session for international students is also being planned.

All orientation sessions offer students the opportunity to tour campus and provide information about campus life activities, student organizations and other valuable services. Participants also will learn about OSU-Tulsa drink cups that enable students to get $.25 refills at the Subway on campus. In addition, most sessions offer giveaways or door prizes.

Want to finish your degree faster? Summer classes can help you get there

Enrollment for four-week and eight-week summer courses at OSU-Tulsa is currently under way for students who want to accelerate progress on their degree.

View the OSU-Tulsa summer class schedule to see what courses are available. Undergraduate students can make an advising appointment or graduate students can contact their faculty advisor to discuss options.

Students with a 2012-2013 FAFSA on file can check for remaining financial aid eligibility to help pay for summer courses by completing the Request for Summer 2013 Financial Aid.

A Stately Affair

A Stately AffairThe leadership, vision and generosity of Oklahoma State University's supporters have helped thousands of students pursue their higher education goals in Tulsa. A Stately Affair in Tulsa on May 20 will honor four icons who have made it possible for students to earn an internationally recognized OSU degree in Tulsa. Proceeds from the event will fund scholarships for students at OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences.