Apply to Graduate Studies

ECU student graduates with his Master's Degree.

Applying to the Graduate Studies Program is as Easy as 1-2-3!

A student seeking admission to a graduate program must:

1. Apply to East Central University:

A. Fill out the university application.

B. Send official transcripts of all college and university work other than ECU’s to Admissions and Records at:

East Central University
Admissions and Records
1100 East 14th Street Box J-8
Ada, OK 74820

* If enrolled at ECU within the last 12 months and have 100 or more credit hours, complete an Add Program Enrollment Record Form instead of the university application and submit to Admissions and Records. You can fax this form to 580-559-5432 or scan and email to

2. Apply to the School of Graduate Studies:

Click here for the online form.

3. Submit all other credentials required for admission to a particular Graduate Degree Program. Click on the following for each master degree program admission requirements:

  • M.Ed. Education
    • Post-Master Certification - Superintendent
      • Please Note:  Effective September 1, 2015 the assessment requirement for candidates seeking principal certification consists of successful completion of one of the following:  OSAT 045 Elementary Principal Comprehensive Assessment, OSAT 046 Middle Level Principal Comprehensive Assessment, or OSAT 047 Secondary Principal Comprehensive Assessment.  OSAT 044 Principal Common Core is no longer required and will no longer be administered.
  • M.S. Accounting
  • M.S. Psychology
  • M.S. Human Resources

The School of Graduate Studies serves to assist graduate students and the academic departments that offer graduate degrees.  Students are admitted to the university, the School of Graduate Studies and the degree program. Students may be admitted as:

  • Concurrent– those finishing a bachelor’s degree
  • Probationary – those not yet meeting the program admission standards
  • Conditional – those meeting standards but lacking specific requirements
  • Unconditional – students fully admitted to degree programs
  • Special – non-degree seeking

Click here for Standards of Admission and Admission of Categories (pdf) for the graduate program.


  • The GRE test:
    • Information about the GRE and reservations must be made at Payment must also be made online when reserving your spot.
  • The Millers Analogies Test (MAT): 
    • To schedule a test, please contact Terri Curry at 580-559-5349 or tcurry@ecok.ecu
    • To study for the MAT Test, you can download a MAT Study Guide from the Pearson website. 

Are you an undergraduate wanting to take graduate courses?

A senior student who has completed 100 hours and who is not enrolled in a full course load may be permitted to enroll in courses applicable to the graduate program, provided that his or her total study load is not more than 16 hours in a semester or nine hours in a summer term. No more than 6 hours in a semester or 3 in a summer term may be applied to a graduate degree.