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An internationally prominent faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and new technology combine to make the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center a leader in education, research, and patient care. One of only four comprehensive academic health centers in the nation with seven professional colleges – Allied Health, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Graduate Studies – the OU Health Sciences Center serves approximately 4,000 students in more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs on campuses in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
Students and residents receive clinical training at on-site institutions, including the OU Medical Center, The Children's Hospital, and Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Also, affiliate training programs are maintained at hospitals and clinics throughout the state.
The OUHSC strategic plan for research targets and builds upon existing research and clinical strengths to achieve a healthier future and a strong Oklahoma economy. The critical areas of research targeted are cancer, diabetes, neuroscience/vision, and infectious diseases/immunology. The OUHSC already had a solid core of basic and clinical researchers in these four areas, plus the state's most massive biomedical infrastructure. Through recruitment, the OUHSC continues to grow its ranks of top researchers.
The Stephenson Cancer Center is the largest public-private biosciences initiative in state history and is Oklahoma's only comprehensive academic cancer center. The Cancer Center has become a nationally recognized leader in research and patient care, and Oklahomans no longer need to travel out of state to receive all-inclusive state-of-the-art care. The new 210,000-square-foot building is designed to meet the medical, emotional, and practical needs of patients and their families.
Harold Hamm Diabetes Center is one of the top diabetes centers globally for adults and children with type 1 and types two diabetes and home to one of the world's largest groups of diabetes researchers. With operations at the center's facilities on OU's Oklahoma City and Tulsa campuses, as well as affiliated sites across the region, the center engages in novel research aimed at progress toward a cure for diabetes and its complications, providing improved patient care, and preventing the spread of diabetes through education and early detection.
Research at the OU Health Sciences Center has led to the development of several Oklahoma companies, including Caisson Biotech, which just entered into a development and license agreement with Novo Nordisk, representing a total deal value of potentially $100 million, as well as Althaus, Biolytx, Inoveon, Nantiox, Pure Protein, and Selexys, located in the University Research Park. Other companies at the Research Park, such as Urocor, Charleston, and Genzyme, have closely associated with active research programs at the OU Health Sciences Center. The research enterprise at the OU Health Sciences Center also provides training for undergraduate and graduate students who will continue economic growth in the state.
The Office of Student Financial Aid provides comprehensive information and services regarding opportunities to finance the cost of education at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. We understand that financial assistance is key to helping you pursue your educational and career goals. The Financial Aid staff is dedicated to making the financial aid process as straightforward as possible.
Financial Aid Counselors are available to meet with you concerning your options. Our office's financial assistance includes scholarships, grants, loans, student employment, and veteran's services. All students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), even if the need for federal aid is unknown.


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