Frequently Asked Questions
Getting Started in the Online Program
Undergraduate Student Admission
Undergraduate students must be admitted to OSU, through the Undergraduate Admissions office. For a list of complete online undergraduate degrees, visit the Undergraduate Admissions Online Degrees webpage. For detailed information on how to apply for undergraduate admission, visit the Undergraduate Admission webpage, or contact the Office of Admissions at 405-744-5358.
Graduate Student Admission
For graduate students, the admissions process varies depending on your program.
- Research the particular business program at Oklahoma State University in which you are interested. Review our list of online Graduate Programs.
- Apply to the Oklahoma State University Graduate College– forms and procedures, as well as information about materials that will need to be submitted.
- Apply to the particular graduate program in which you are interested. The admissions process for online learning students is the same as for on-campus students. On your application, note that you are applying for the online learning program.
- Once you are admitted in a program, you will be assigned to an academic advisor from Watson Graduate School of Management. Consult with your academic advisor to register for online courses.
If you are a student seeking courses to fulfill graduate degree requirements for another university or you do not have immediate plans to become a degree candidate but want to take a prerequisite course, you may be admitted to the OSU Graduate College as a special student. For more information contact the Oklahoma State University Graduate College by phone: 405-744-6368 or email: email@example.com.
Oklahoma State University online business programs are ideal for those who are located away from the OSU Stillwater campus. Access to the internet is required for downloading video lectures, posting content/discussions to the learning management system, and taking online exams. The internet has made online education possible and helpful to students who need to travel within the country or out of the country.
Please check the Registrar's FAQ for in-state vs. out-of-state status information. Also see the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education policy for details on in-state qualifications, specifically Section 3.18.
From the Class Schedule (Browse Classes from Self-Service Registration), select the term, then click Advanced Search and find Instructional Method - Computer based/Online from the list of Instructional Methods. You may narrow your search further by selecting one or more subjects or restricting your search using other criteria. Online courses show “Web/Internet Course” for the building location.
Credits and Degree Completion
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The typical time for a student to complete a master’s program is between 2 and 3 years; for a master’s certificate program 1 year.
The number of hours you take depends upon what other responsibilities you have and how much coursework you believe you can handle. We strongly urge students considering taking more than nine hours in the fall or spring – or more than six in the summer – to consult with their adviser.
Yes, Oklahoma State University does accept transfer credits for current OSU and prospective students. Review the College Credit Transfer Guides for more information. If you have additional questions about transfer credits for a specific course not found on the College Credit Transfer guides, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. An admissions representative will review your course and get back to you as soon as possible.
For master’s level courses, contact the Watson Graduate School of Management by email: email@example.com or and you will be directed to the appropriate Program Coordinator for the transfer credits you are inquiring.
You can view your entire academic life on Banner (my.okstate.edu). Click on the application “Self-Service”, then the “Student” tab to register for classes, check your class schedule, etc. The Office of the Registrar provides additional information regarding Registration and Enrollment. *NOTE: Online Courses will notate “Web/Internet Course” in the Meeting Dates Time and Location on your course schedule. You will also receive an e-mail from the Michael and Anne Greenwood Center for Online Excellence which will contain information regarding your enrollment.
Add and drop actions for online course sections should be done through Banner (my.okstate.edu), using the Self-Service application. The office of the Registrar provides additional information regarding Registration and Enrollment. Important Drop and Add dates can be found at the Office of the Registrar website.
Students go online at their convenience to pick up homework assignments, check class announcements, participate in chat room discussions with other students and download or view the class lectures.
Cost and Quality
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Quality is very important to OSU. The same faculty and instructors who teach in the online program teach in OSU’s on-campus programs. OSU’s course delivery is unique in that you receive the live, in-class lecture, captured in a digital format, unlike text-based degree programs. All courses are taught by the Spears School of Business’ high-quality faculty members, who have national reputations in their fields.
Online courses are assessed an online fee. This fee helps offset the cost of video production and computer related costs.
Yes. Financial aid applies to online learning classes just like classes taken on campus. Information on financial aid, scholarship opportunities and loans are available through the OSU Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
Buy Your Books Online - to purchase from the OSU Bookstore. Log in with your O-Key, type in your course and select book. You can also check the current semester course syllabus. If you still have questions, contact the Michael and Anne Greenwood Center for Online Excellence at firstname.lastname@example.org or email your professor.
All OSU courses are billed through the Office of the Bursar. The Bursar Office provides a monthly billing statement on the last business day of every month detailing charges and payments that occurred during that month. Statement notifications are emailed monthly to the students okstate email address as well as to authorized users. Billing statements are not mailed to home address. For more information review the Bursar Office’s webpage.
Check your account by logging in to Banner from my.okstate.edu and under the “Quick Links” is the option to click on the “OSU Stillwater/Tulsa Bursar Account” link. Use your O-Key username and password to view your bursar account, make a payment or payment plans, manage your deposits and refunds.
Streaming video allows Internet users to view a video without downloading and saving the file onto a hard disk. The video file is continuously downloaded in small pieces and is only stored in a temporary folder as it is playing. A high-speed Internet connection is needed to view streaming video.
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A computer with RealPlayer and Windows Media Player is required to view course lectures. If you don’t have RealPlayer and Windows Media Player, you can download them for free. If you are unable to download the files a flash drive with the lectures can be requested and will be mailed to you by UPS and delivered to you within 48 hours of the production of the concluded class.
O-Key is a personal account management system on OSU’s computing system that contains your OSU student information. By signing into O-Key, you can access information such as your user-name, password, e-mail address, contact information and OSU ID number. The O-Key system also gives you the option of using the university-supported e-mail system or forwarding your OSU e-mail to an account of your choice. For O-Key support, contact the Department of Information Technology.
Student information system. Visit http://registrar.okstate.edu/New-Student-System-Information for more information.
Canvas is the universities online learning platform. Courses from across all of OSU’s campuses can be found here. Canvas allows instructors to post the online portions of traditional classes or teach fully online classes. Community sites are gathering spaces for functions that are academically related. Canvas can be accessed through my.okstate.edu or directly through canvas.okstate.edu. There is also a mobile app in the Android and Apple app stores for access to Canvas. NOTE: All enrolled students will have access to their courses in Canvas about one week before the semester begins. Course information may not be posted until the first day classes begin. For additional information review the Canvas webpage provided by the Department of Information and Technology.