Oakland University

Oakland University Admissions and General School Information

Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan, offers programs in the liberal arts, fine arts and science fields. Bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees and certificates are awarded.

About Oakland University

Established in 1957, Oakland University was originally a University of Michigan campus. School officials recognized the Rochester Hills, Michigan, university on its own accord in 1970. Now the 4-year public school serves approximately 18,175 students and has 129 undergraduate programs and 99 certificate and graduate programs.

Oakland University is a renowned research institution, and the school had an endowment worth $31 million in 2009. In addition to academics, athletics are a big component. The Golden Grizzlies are active in the NCAA conference and represent the school's gold and black colors.

Admission and Enrollment Information

Students applying to Oakland University submit an application online or directly to the school's admission office. A processing fee is involved, and the application requires students to take the ACT or SAT. Admission requirements vary for graduate programs.

Oakland University Academic Schools

College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences has 16 departments and nearly 100 majors, and this makes it Oakland University's largest division. Baccalaureate degree options are numerous and include chemistry, dance, psychology and theatre. Some of the master's programs are in public administration, music and linguistics. Doctoral degrees are available in biomedical sciences, music education and mathematical sciences.

School of Health Sciences

The school focuses on the healthcare needs of the community and offers hands-on experience. Diverse program options include applied health sciences, medical laboratory sciences and exercise science. Students are prepared for primary or secondary care, laboratory work and equipment management.

School of Nursing

Students pursue bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in nursing. The school offers programs accredited by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. The latest technology is used to teach students, and real-life situations are presented. An accelerated bachelor's program in nursing is available and may be completed in one year.

School of Medicine

The newest department at Oakland University is associated with the Beaumont hospital. The hospital was founded at the same time as the university, and the School of Medicine recently became accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. Doctor of Medicine programs are available and teach students patient care, medicine and research skills.

School of Business Administration

Departments within the business administration school are decision and information science, accounting and finance, management and marketing, and economics. Oakland University is the only school in the state with an executive M.B.A. with Health Care and Information Science Leadership concentrations. A dual M.B.A. and J.D. program is also offered.

School of Education and Human Services

Oakland University has affiliations with local schools and agencies to provide students with the best experiential opportunities. International programs are also available. Department concentrations include human resources, language arts, counseling and teaching.

School of Engineering and Computer Science

Nearly 1,500 undergraduate and graduate students are in this school. Applied research is a factor in the programs, and faculty and students alike pursue research projects. The departments within the school are industrial and systems engineering, computer science and engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical engineering.

Thomas M. Cooley Law School

The Thomas M. Cooley Law School partnered with Oakland University and is located at the Auburn Hills campus. Programs exist that allow students to complete a Doctor of Law degree on a full-time, part-time or weekend schedule. The school's international business program lets students study in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Foreign students can earn a Master of Laws degree.

Contact Information

  • Address: 2200 N. Squirrel Rd, Rochester, MI 48309
  • Phone Number: (248) 370-2100