Admission to OU EDI is dependent on meeting one of the following criteria:

  • Completion of an IEDC accredited Economic Development Course (often called a "Basic Course").
  • Completion of the CUED/IEDC "Introduction to Economic Development" Course.
  • Two (2) years employment in a full-time economic development position (please submit resume).
  • Master's degree in Economic Development

Applications are approved on the basis of individual qualifications and are not transferable. Admission to OU EDI is open to members and non-members of IEDC.

Attendance Policy

Participants attending the University of Oklahoma's Economic Development Institute shall be required to be present at all classes in which they are registered in order to graduate.  

No excuses for absence shall be accepted, except those of illness, family emergency, or business emergency. Prior approval must be obtained in writing from the OU EDI Program Director or Executive Director and then submitted to the OU EDI office. Each occurrence will be handled on a case-by-case basis.