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ACADEMICS AND PROGRAMS

The list of academic options at Oakland University is constantly growing. OU currently offers more than 130 undergraduate degrees and more than 135 graduate and certificate program options. Students have the opportunity to participate in high-level research as early as their freshman year.


Music, Theatre and Dance

More than 100 student and faculty performances are offered through the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance.

College of Arts and Sciences

Demonstrating OU's commitment to undergraduate research, more than 100 undergrads participate in the Meeting of Minds Conference each year. The College is also home to the Richard Burke Lecture Series in Philosophy, Religion and Society, which honors OU's first faculty member. Join one of the College's award-winning student groups recognized for research, classroom and service excellence such as the Model United Nations or Ethics Bowl teams or OU's chapter of Phi Alpha Theta.


Financial Data Analysis Lab & Trading Floor

Students use dual-screen Bloomberg monitors, and other professional tools and technologies in the school's newest lab.

School of Business Administration

AACSB-International accredited undergraduate and graduate programs center on integrating theory, leading-edge research and real-world experience to give you a true understanding of how business works, preparing you for professional success.


Avondale Schools Partnership

Oakland University partners with a local school district to teach tomorrow's leaders and today's readers. Watch video.

School of Education and Human Services

SEHS students, alumni and faculty enhance their communities, shape the future of their professions and touch the lives of thousands of learners, from pre-schoolers to professionals, inner-city teens to teachers in rural Chinese classrooms.


  • Graduate Programs
  • Doctor of Philosophy
    Counseling, Early Childhood Education, Educational Leadership, Reading Education
  • Education Specialist
    Early Education and Intervention, Leadership
  • Master of Arts
    Counseling, Teaching in Elementary Education, Teaching in Reading and Language Arts, Teaching in Secondary Education
  • Master of Education
    Early Childhood Education, Educational Leadership, Educational Studies, Higher Education Leadership, Special Education, Teacher Leadership
  • Master of Training and Develoment
  • Graduate Certificate
    Autism Spectrum Disorder, International Education (IB Teacher Award Level 1), Digital Literacies and Learning
  • Post-Master's Graduate Certificate
    Advanced Reading Language Arts and Literature, Central Office Administration, Higher Education, Reading Language Arts and Literature

Engineering Center

The 127,000-square-foot facility features state-of-the-art classrooms and research space and serves as the heart of the Engineering and Computer Science community at Oakland University.

School of Engineering and Computer Science

Leveraging OU's proximity to the auto industry, faculty and students take advantage of unique research opportunities. From GPS devices and communication systems to clean energy, SECS faculty are on the front lines of automotive research. The school's research centers allow scholars to collaborate with automakers as well as military units.


Public Health

In 2015, the School of Health Science graduated its first cohort of students in the Master of Public Health program.

School of Health Sciences

The School of Health Sciences is passionate about providing students with the best science-based health education, high-quality academic preparation, interdisciplinary teaching and excellence in instruction in the classroom and clinical laboratory.


Discovering a passion with hands-on learning

In surgical settings, medical students perform procedures and advanced patient-based simulations.

Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB) opened in 2011 with a charter class of 50 students. The curriculum is a highly integrated one; combining biomedical science instruction with clinical training. In February 2015, OUWB was granted full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education making it Michigan’s first M.D.-granting allopathic medical school in 47 years.


Community Impact

More than 95% of OU's nursing graduates find employment in the tri-county area, contributing to the area's economy.

School of Nursing

The baccalaureate degree in nursing/master's degree in nursing /Doctor of Nursing Practice program and/or post-graduate APRN certificate program at Oakland University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.


Graduate Open House

Prospective graduate students can attend an upcoming Graduate Open House to meet with faculty and learn about the application and admissions process. Learn more.

Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning

Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning provides support and leadership to server, oversee, and advance all aspects of graduate education at Oakland University. We work with all units on campus to strategically strengthen graduate education, to develop high quality academic programs, to build a strong graduate student body across disciplines and professional fields reflective of the University’s academic strengths and commitment to diversity.


Oakland University provides state-of-the-art research facilities and a rich, collaborative environment for our faculty and students in support of their research and educational activities.

Research

Oakland University provides state-of-the-art research facilities and a rich, collaborative environment for our faculty and students in support of their research and educational activities. We are proud of the wide spectrum of research and other scholarly and creative activities made possible by the excellence of our faculty, students, facilities and institutional culture that is inclusive of all disciplines.


A New Home

The Honors College is now housed in Oak View Hall, a $30 million living and learning residence, which features premiere student accommodation and teaching facilities.

Honors College

Oakland University provides state-of-the-art research facilities and a rich, collaborative environment for our faculty and students in support of their research and educational activities. We are proud of the wide spectrum of research and other scholarly and creative activities made possible by the excellence of our faculty, students, facilities and institutional culture that is inclusive of all disciplines.