We would like to welcome you to East Central University's School of Graduate Studies. Our graduate education offers students the opportunity to build upon prior educational achievements to increase knowledge and related skills for their career or personal goals.

East Central University offers seven masters degrees with 17 options, two graduate certificate, and one post-master certification. These programs satisfy requirements for advanced and provisional Oklahoma teaching certificates, Licensed Professional Counseling, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, as well as other credentials.

Thank you for considering East Central University School of Graduate Studies, and we look forward to having you with us.


To get started, click here to apply to the School of Graduate Studies

NOTE:  Once you submit your application to the ECU School of Graduate Studies you will need to submit your unofficial transcript(s). Final official transcript(s) need to be submitted to the Records Office, other than ECU's, before the end of your first semester. Mail your official transcript(s) to:

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

View the Graduate Catalog (pdf).

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The School of Graduate Studies assists 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:

  • Non-Degree Seeking – Students seeking admission for graduate credit.
  • Concurrent – Students finishing their bachelor’s degree.
  • Provisional – Students not yet meeting the program admission standards.
  • Conditional – Students meeting standards but lacking specific requirements.
  • Unconditional – Students fully admitted to degree programs.

Click here for Standards of Admission and Admission of Categories (pdf) for the Graduate School.


  • The GRE test:
    • Information and reservations for the GRE can be found at www.ets.org/gre.
    • Payment must also be made online when reserving your spot.
    • Note:  This test is not given at ECU.
  • The Miller Analogies Test (MAT): 
    • To schedule the MAT, contact Joshua Vaughn, 580-559-5349 or josjvau@email.dashesoflove.net.
    • Additional information on taking the MAT test at East Central University can be found, HERE.
    • To study for the MAT, you can download a MAT Study Guide from the Pearson website, HERE.
  • The LSAT test:
    • Information and reservations for the LSAT can be found at www.lsac.org/jd/lsat/about-the-lsat.
    • Payment must also be made online when reserving your spot.
    • Note:  This test is not given at ECU.
  • The GMAT test:
    • Information and reservations for the GMAT can be found at www.mba.com/us.
    • Payment must also be made online when reserving your spot.
    • Note:  This test is not given at ECU.

Are you an undergraduate wanting to take graduate courses?

A senior student who lacks less than a full normal study load and who has completed a minimum of one hundred (100) credit hours may be permitted to enroll in courses applicable to a Graduate Degree Program, subject to the following study load provisions:

Fall and Spring Semesters

  1. A maximum of nine (9) undergraduate and six (6) graduate credit hours; or
  2. A maximum of twelve (12) undergraduate and three (3) graduate credit hours.

Summer Semester

  1. A maximum of three (3) undergraduate and three (3) graduate credit hours; or
  2. A maximum of six (6) graduate credit hours.

No more than six (6) hours in a semester or three (3) in a summer term may be applied to a graduate degree.



Dr. Jason Prather
Interim Dean of Graduate Studies
Administration Building, Room 212

Cassie Haley
Graduate Advisor
Administration Building, Room 212

Chandler Williams
Administrative Assistant
Administration Building, Room 212

School of Graduate Studies Address:
1100 East 14th Street
PMB Box H-7
Ada, OK 74820

Phone Number:  580.559.5708
Email:  gradschool@dashesoflove.net
Fax Number:  580.559.5159

Graduate Studies Brochure


Online Graduate Studies Brochure