Preference is given to applicants from Oklahoma. Non-U.S. citizens who do not have a permanent resident visa at the time of application cannot be considered for admission to the D.O. program, but are eligible to apply for CHS Graduate Programs
To qualify for Oklahoma residency, a student must be a lawful resident of the U.S. and meet one of the following two requirements:
- Non-independent students: A non-independent student must have at least one parent, stepparent, or courtappointed guardian who is an Oklahoma resident. Additionally, this individual must have claimed the student as a dependent on his/her federal income tax return for the previous year.
- Independent students: An independent student must have lived in Oklahoma, some capacity other than as a full-time student at a post-secondary institution, for a period of least twelve continuous months prior to matriculation. Additionally, the petitioner must establish that he or she is not in the state primarily for educational purposes and intends to establish domicile.
The process of determining your status should take approximately two-three weeks. Petitions submitted without sufficient documentation will delay processing or result in denial. Once a decision is made, or if additional information is needed, you will be notified via your OSU e-mail address or the mailing address provided on your petition form. Should you have any questions or wish to check on the status of your request, please call the Office of the Registrar at 918-561-8459.
Graduate students in forensic sciences, health care administration, biomedical sciences and athletic training should contact the OSU Office of the Registrar in Stillwater at 405-744-6876 for all in-state residency related questions.