OSU School of

Global Studies and Partnerships

The Oklahoma State University School of Global Studies and Partnerships, often referred to as SGSP, is dedicated to strengthening and enhancing the global focus and competitiveness of the university, its students and the state.

Areas of Impact

When you support the School of Global Studies and Partnerships, you help shape the future for Oklahoma State University. By contributing to the fund(s) below, you make our future brighter orange!

International Students & Scholars Fund

20-98710 - This Operating fund benefits students through Student Affairs.

Study Abroad Fund

20-47400 - This Operating Funds-General Purpose fund benefits students through GEN UNIV - Academic Affairs.

School of Global Studies and Partnerships General Fund

20-40200 - This Operating fund benefits students through Academic Affairs.

English Language Institute Fund

20-47100 - This Operating fund benefits students through Academic Affairs.

Center for International Trade and Development Fund

20-98500 - This Operating fund benefits students through Global Studies.

The School of Global Studies and Partnerships is committed to both creating knowledge and sharing it with the global community, in keeping with our commitment as a land-grant institution.

SGSP is comprised of the School of Global Studies Master's Program, the OSU Study Abroad Office, the Wes Watkins Center for International Trade Development, the English Language Institute and the Office of International Students and Scholars. The School also oversees the university’s global scholarship and grant programs, including the Don and Cathey Humphreys’ Long-Term Travel Grants and national scholarship Fulbright, Boren and Benjamin A. Gilman awards, all of which create high-impact global experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Academic Degrees, Programs & Centers

English Language Institute

School of
Global Studies

Office of
International Students and Scholars

Center for
International Trade & Development

Study Abroad

Meet the Dean

Randy Kluver

Randy Kluver is the Associate Provost and Dean of the School of Global Studies and Partnerships, and Professor in the School of Media and Strategic Communication at Oklahoma State University. He also holds the Don and Cathey Humphreys Chair in Global Studies.

As the senior international officer for the University, Dr. Kluver’s role is to develop, implement, and coordinate global educational partnerships and manage the university’s global strategy. Dean Kluver received his Ph.D. from the Annenberg School for Communication at the university of Southern California, A Master of Arts degree from California State university and his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Kluver continues to do research on media, new media, and geopolitics.

“The School of Global Studies prepares future global professionals to solve universal problems in the foundational issues of diplomacy, history, and politics and also provides support to Oklahoma businesses, elevating the state’s international visibility.”

Dr. Kluver served as the principal investigator on an analysis of global media coverage of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, which was published as the Global Media and Strategic Narratives of Contested Democracy: Chinese, Russian, and Arabic Media Narratives of the US Presidential Election (Routledge, 2019).

Additionally, he was the founder and Executive Director of the Singapore Internet Research Centre, located at Nanyang Technological University, and one of the principal investigators of the groundbreaking international analysis of the use of the Internet in elections around the world, The Internet and National Elections: a Comparative Study of Web Campaigning (Routledge, 2007).

Dr. Kluver received the Fallon-Marshall Award for outstanding research in the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M for his work on the geopolitics of new media. Dr. Kluver’s book Civic Discourse, Civil Society, and Chinese Communities won the Outstanding Book Award from the International and Intercultural Division of the National Communication Association in 2000. His essay “The Logic of New Media in International Relations” received the 2003 Walter Benjamin Award from the Media Ecology Association as the outstanding research article in media ecology. As a faculty member or administrator, he has served as principal investigator or co-principal investigator for approximately $10 million.