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Research is the lifeblood of modern graduate programs and a defining element of an institution’s character. The University of Tulsa’s research projects and graduate programs incorporate a set of core values that reflect the university’s mission statement and educational goals:

  • Excellence in scholarship
  • Dedication to free inquiry
  • Integrity of character
  • Commitment to humanity

New and exciting research opportunities occur across campus and are not confined to the laboratory or the classroom. Community involvement and an understanding of the ethical implications of one’s research are essential elements of TU research and graduate studies.

When considering graduate programs, you should consider how an institution’s research will shape your academic experience and professional future. Research at TU explores everything from new petrochemical technologies to the impact of traumatic events on the human psyche.

Fast Facts

Total funded external research, 2019-2020: $17,571,288

Total sponsored grants and contracts, 2019-20: 198

Funding sources: 40% federal, 53% private sector, 5% state and local government and 2% non-profit/other organizations

Federal funding sources:

  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Justice
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Science Foundation
  • National Security Agency

Internal funding for student research, 2019-20: $45,462

Internal funding for faculty and student travel, 2019-20: $24,206