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Graduate School

O'Dowd Hall, Room 520
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-2700
gradinfo@oakland.edu

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Events

The Graduate School hosts events each year for prospective and current graduate students. View the list of events for the upcoming academic year below. 

Graduate school information/recruiting events

We are currently offering virtual webinars to meet your needs. If you register and attend any single webinar (30 minutes) before July 31, you will receive an application waiver code. Additional event sessions are added weekly so please check back often. 


Virtual information sessions

The virtual information sessions provide general information on OU graduate program benefits, admission requirements, deadlines, scholarships and more. 


Virtual program sessions

The virtual program sessions provide information on a specific program including curriculum, admission requirements, contact information and more. 

  • Virtual Executive MBA information session
    • The Executive MBA at OU is a premier graduate business program designed exclusively for experienced, high-potential professionals, featuring rigorous curriculum, leadership and professional development and global immersion. 
  • Post-Master's Graduate Certificate in Central Office Administration 
    • Tuesday, August 4 at 11:30 a.m.
  • Master of Education in Educational Leadership 
    • Tuesday, August 11 at 4:30 p.m. 
Research and writing workshops

Oakland University Writing Center, OU Libraries, and the Graduate School have partnered to provide 1) OU's graduate students with research and writing support for their theses and dissertations and 2) their supervisors with tools to better support them. 


Sit Down and Write

A writing retreat for advanced graduate students who are composing high-stakes documents, such as proposals, practicums, theses, dissertations, and publications. This accountability program provides a distraction free environment for composing in the company of like-tasked graduate students.   

Each session will start with a brief sharing session. Then writers will silence their mikes and write. The session will conclude with a brief recap, in which writers can share their progress. A graduate consultant host will be available throughout the session to answer questions and to help writers overcome obstacles to their fluency.


Dissertation 101: A Workshop Series for Graduate Writers and Their Supervisors

A workshop series that has addressed such timely topics as writing with statistics, literature review construction, data management and storage, understanding the IRB process, copyright and fair use, etc. All dissertation 101 sessions are held in 242 Kresge Library unless otherwise noted. Register for one or all sessions today. 

Your suggestions about topics to address in future series are welcome. If you would appreciate coverage of a specific issue or you would like to volunteer to present, please contact Dr. Sherry Wynn Perdue, Director, at (248) 370-3105 or wynn@oakland.edu


Support for Reporting Research Results

A new initiative designed to help researchers better represent their results in text and within graphs and tables. The OUWC has hired several graduate consultants who currently are training to offer assistance on writing with statistics and reporting research findings. Please watch for more information about this forthcoming service. 


One-on-One Writing Consultations for Student and Faculty

Available with the director or with our graduate consultants. We help faculty address their tenure review statements, publications, syllabi, assignments, etc. We also work with graduate writers on their proposals, theses, dissertations, and publications. All students are eligible to conduct their writing consultations synchronously online as well as face-to-face. To schedule a session, either visit our online scheduler or call (248) 370-3120.


Classroom Visits and Presentations

Are available for writing intensive classes, department meetings, professional development, and orientation events. In the past, we have offered presentations on literature reviews, APA style, clarity and conciseness, etc.; provided brief introductions to writing center services; and offered guidance on assignment design and feedback. If you would like the writing center to come to you, contact Dr. Sherry Wynn Perdue, Director, at (248) 370-3105 or wynn@oakland.edu


Do you need professional one-on-one feedback? Schedule a graduate consultation at the writing center by calling (248) 370-3120 or by scheduling online

Graduate student research conference

The Graduate School and the Office of Research Administration hosted the 2020 Graduate Student Research Conference on Friday, March 6, 2020. This was a great opportunity to learn about graduate students' research, to network with students and faculty, and to hear from our guest keynote speakers.

The next graduate research conference will be on Friday, March 5, 2021. Please contact Professor Chris Stiller at cstiller@oakland.edu for questions or information about the conference. 

Graduate teaching assistant series

How will your skills and experience as a graduate student translate to your own classroom? This workshop series will introduce basic components of successful teaching, with opportunities to develop pedagogy and practice teaching skills. Skills include developing a syllabus, methods of presenting content and enhancing student learning, classroom management and assessing student performance. This series will help graduate students who are teaching assistants or who are interested in becoming future faculty members. 

Attend orientation and register for the whole series at oakland.edu/cetl/gradseries

*There is no cost to OU graduate students. Students who attend the full series will receive a certificate upon completion.