The mission of Oregon State University is rooted in the land-grant university tradition of creating and discovering knowledge in service to the public good. As an OSU graduate student, you will join this dynamic mission where the most lively and rigorous minds of several generations work to create new technologies, revive traditional industries, conserve our natural resources, inform public policy, and enrich the cultural life of Oregon and the world. As you look into applying for graduate studies at OSU, we encourage you to contact the Graduate School, academic departments, faculty, current students, and alumni to learn more about the graduate experience at Oregon State University.

Graduate Majors, Minors, & Certifications

OSU offers more than 80 different graduate degree programs in fields such as engineering, forestry, agriculture, physical and life sciences, health-related studies, humanities, social sciences, family and consumer sciences, business, and education.

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Graduate Programs at OSU

International Students

Over 900 international students representing almost 90 countries pursue their education at Oregon State University. Many face common challenges such as adjusting to American culture, developing English language skills, securing student visas, coping with pressures from home, funding education, and establishing new support networks. OSU and the Graduate School are committed to working in partnership with your academic program to ensure you have a quality educational experience.

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Resources for International Students

Admissions Requirements

Qualifications for admissions are determined by both the Graduate School and the applicants chosen program. All applicants need to meet these requirements to be considered for admission. International applicants have additional requirements to meet.

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General Admissions Requirements
International Admissions Requirements,
Required Documents for Admissions

Admissions Deadlines

Deadlines for admissions are set by the Graduate School, unless otherwise stated by each academic department.

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Admissions Deadlines

Application Status

Once your application has been submitted, there are further steps you might need to take. If you need to check, print, add to, or change your application, here are some helpful links.

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How to Check your Application Status,
How to Collect Letters of Reference,
How to Change your Major, Admit Term, or Address

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Graduate education is a journey unlike any other. It is the pursuit of an intellectual passion, the opportunity to gain professional expertise, and the gateway to even greater opportunities for your future.

Faculty as Student Policy

Although faculty members (both ranked and professional) are eligible to enroll for courses at staff fees, such course work may not be applied to a graduate degree without prior approval of the Dean of the Graduate School. Read More.

OSU Health Requirements

All students at OSU are required to complete an online health form and submit documentation of 2 doses of MMR (measles, mumps and rubella). Additional information on the requirements and a link to the online form can be accessed from the Student Health Services website.