Writing support over the summer

The Graduate Writing Center offers one-on-one writing help for graduate students during the summer months. The GWC provides support for graduate students, staff, and faculty working on theses and dissertations, seminar papers, manuscripts, poster presentations, IRB applications, funding and research proposals, as well as conference and defense presentations.

Make an appointment today!


Graduate School awards opening July 7, 2021

Western Association of Graduate Schools and ProQuest Awards
This prestigious regional competition is an important opportunity for OSU to showcase innovation and creativity by our graduate students. The Graduate School will provide a cash award of $1000 to each student selected as OSU’s finalist for the award categories. Nominations may be submitted by the student's graduate program director or department chair/head. Students may not apply directly for this award.

Scholarly Presentation Award
The Graduate School offers the Scholarly Presentation Award to provide graduate students with financial support to assist with certain costs associated with presenting their scholarly work at academic conferences and meetings. An individual student may receive up to $1000 in Scholarly Presentation Award funds per academic year. Students may now apply directly for this award!

Professional Development Award
Many professional development opportunities exist beyond the university to help graduate students build core competencies and transferable skills. The Graduate School invites students to apply for funding through the Professional Development Award to help cover costs for qualifying trainings, resources, and activities that contribute to professional skills development. Students may receive up to $500 in Professional Development Award funds per academic year.


OSU vaccination requirement information

Questions about the OSU COVID vaccination requirement? Check out the new vaccine page for links to FAQs and how to meet the requirement.


Step up your teaching and facilitation game with the GCCUT graduate certificate

The Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching provides advanced course work and experiential learning opportunities for students who plan to teach in higher education settings or in other fields requiring similar skills. Students completing the 18-credit certificate program will receive a transcript-visible credential.

The GCCUT is designed to be completed in two years, and may be done in conjunction with a concurrent graduate degree or on its own as a standalone (without an accompanying graduate degree) certificate. There are two versions of the GCCUT program, one at the Oregon State Corvallis campus and the other through Oregon State Ecampus.

Applications for the fall 2021 term for both program versions are now open until August 23, 2021. Students can expect to receive an admissions decision within two weeks of their application submission.

Visit the GCCUT website to learn more and apply. Current students do not pay an application fee!


Grad Welcome Week 2021 schedule now available

Grad Welcome Week 2021 is September 13, 14, and 15. All graduate students are invited to attend. A detailed schedule and registration links are available the website.

  • Monday, Sept 13 - Graduate School orientation, resource fair, and international student orientation
  • Tuesday, Sept 14 - Library day
  • Wednesday, Sept 15 - Graduate Teaching Assistant and International Graduate Teaching Assistant orientation

Upcoming webinars and conference from Aurora/Beyond the Professoriate

All event information can be found at Beyond the Professoriate.

July 9 - What you need to know about going on the academic job market.

Are you ready for the academic job market? Join Beyond the Professoriate for this special webinar featuring Dr. Dan Olson-Bang, Syracuse University, to learn what you need to know to go on the academic job market with confidence.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Outline the academic job market timeline.
  • Identify the essential documents you will need to apply for academic positions.
  • Develop a plan of action for going on the academic job market.
  • Identify resources in Aurora that can help you in your academic job search.

Login to Aurora to register for What you need to know about going on the academic job market.

July 16 - Panel: How to identify a career that’s right for you.

You know that Ph.D.s can be happy in a nonacademic career, but will you be? How can you find a career that will be intellectually engaging, rewarding, and challenging? Join Beyond the Professoriate for a conversation with 3 Ph.D.s to learn how to find a job that’s right for you.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Articulate the importance of values and motivators in a career.
  • Conduct your own research using LinkedIn, job advertisements, and networking.
  • Develop criteria for evaluating nonacademic career options.
  • Recognize how Beyond the Professoriate programming helps you in your job search.

Register for How to identify a career that’s right for you.