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Oregon State University

Entry requirements

Admissions requirements for an Undergraduate program (Direct Entry)

  • 3.0 GPA with high school diploma or equivalent
  • No SAT or ACT required for international students
  • Russian students: Attestat o Srednem (polnom) Obschem Obrazovanii – Certificate of Secondary (Complete) General Education to be sent directly by the Russian MOE. An average of 4.0 (Khorosho/Good) on a 5 point scale (a ‘B’ Average)
  • English Language Requirements: TOEFL iBT 80* (minimum 16 subscores) or TOEFL PBT 550* or IELTS 6.5*

Admissions requirements for a Master's or Doctoral program
  • 3.0 GPA overall from four-year undergraduate or professional degree and all work completed thereafter or
  • A 4-year undergraduate degree and a two-year (45 quarter credits) graduate degree with an overall GPA of 3.0 on most recent graduate degree or
  • A completed bachelor’s degree of at least three years duration in a country that is a signatory of the Bologna Declaration with an overall GPA of 3.0, plus all subsequent graded course work or
  • A bachelor’s degree of at least three years duration and a two-year (45 quarter credits) graduate degree with an overall GPA of 3.0 on most recent graduate degree English Language Requirements
  • Certain programs have higher minimum requirements Meet Specific Program Requirements Besides meeting general minimum admission requirements, you also must meet specific program requirements
  • Students from Russia: 4 year Bachelors degree/Diplom bakalavra with an average of '4' (Khorosho/Good) on a 5 point scale (a 'B' Average)
  • English Language Test Requirements for Regular Admission: IELTS 6.5* or TOEFL iBT 80* or TOEFL 550*

* Certain programs require higher test scores. For more information contact your proposed graduate program.

How to apply

Only online applications are accepted.

Documents Needed for Application Review:

  • Academic Records/Transcripts 
  • Test Scores
  • Letters of Reference
  • Resident Alien/Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)
  • Financial Documentation (for International applicants only): Financial documentation is not required at the time of application. You may scan and upload financial documentation with your application materials OR you may wait until after your application has been accepted by the program.
  • Other materials may be requested by the program; please contact your graduate program for further instructions.


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The historic OSU campus is located at the heart of Corvallis, characterized by its red brick buildings, old-growth trees and lush greenery.  An hour's drive from the Pacific Coast and two hours from the Cascades and high desert, Corvallis is an ideal site to live and work. Corvallis embodies the spirit of the Northwest, with beautiful natural surroundings, friendly citizens, and an outstanding quality of life. It is one of the safest places to live - clean, friendly, and family-oriented.