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.

Explore Graduate Programs at OSU

Admissions Requirements

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

General Admissions Requirements

International Admissions Requirements

Required Documents for Admissions


Admissions Deadlines

Many graduate programs have admission and funding deadlines that are much earlier than the standard university deadline.

Admissions Deadlines

Changes to your Application

Some modifications to your existing application require an additional form.

Admission Forms

Cost of Attendance

How much does it cost? Find information on tuition and fees. Please note that some programs charge a different amount than the university standard.

Cost of Attendance

Non-degree Students

Want to take classes but not work towards a degree or graduate certificate? Non-degree students have a different application fee and admissions process.

Non-degree Admissions

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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.