Karen Petersen, Dean
The College nourishes free and rigorous intellectual inquiry among students and faculty in an atmosphere that respects differences in background, belief, and aspiration; it also maintains and strengthens the academic and civic values that underlie and support an open, culturally diverse, and democratic society.
We seek to create, refine, conserve, and disseminate knowledge and artistic expression at the highest levels. The success of the College in offering all students of The University of Tulsa a broadly based liberal arts education depends upon the rigor with which the faculty approaches teaching and scholarship and upon the degree to which students commit to intellectual excellence, aesthetic appreciation, and critical thinking.
The faculty affirms that service to the institution, the profession, and the community is a significant dimension of the professional life of faculty members.
The School of Music of The University of Tulsa is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The following degrees are listed by NASM: Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Music in Performance, and Bachelor of Music in Composition. The deaf education program is accredited by the Council on Education of the Deaf. The Ph.D. program in clinical psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association. Programs in elementary education, English education, and math education are accredited by the Oklahoma Office for Educational Quality and Accountability.
Graduate Academic Programs
The following academic units in the Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences offer the Master of Arts degree: the Department of Anthropology , the Department of English and Creative Writing , and the Department of Psychology . An interdisciplinary masters is offered in museum science and management . Doctor of Philosophy degrees are offered in English language and literature, clinical psychology, and industrial-organizational psychology.