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Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Minimum Academic Admission Requirements beginning January 2014

The following minimum entrance requirements guide the university and its graduate programs in the consideration of applicants for graduate admission:

A four-year baccalaureate degree (or international equivalent), a professional degree (such as BPharm, BVsc, MBBS, MD, DVM, DPharm, etc.), or an appropriate U.S./Canadian alternative degree, from a regionally accredited (US) or recognized (International) college or university, with a cumulative B average (equivalent 3.00 on a U.S. 4.00 grading scale) on the most recent baccalaureate degree or any subsequent graduate degree from a regionally accredited (US) or recognized (International) college or university, plus all work completed thereafter.*
OR:
A four-year baccalaureate degree (or international equivalent), a professional degree, or an appropriate U.S./Canadian alternative degree, from an regionally accredited (US) or recognized (International) college or university, and a 45-quarter credit equivalent graduate degree from a regionally accredited (US) or recognized (International) college or university, with a cumulative B average (equivalent 3.00 on a U.S. 4.00 grading scale) on the most recent graduate degree.
OR:
If the applicant has completed his or her baccalaureate degree in a country that is a signatory of the Bologna Declaration, then:
A Bologna compliant baccalaureate degree at a recognized college or university of at least three years duration, with a cumulative B average (equivalent 3.00 on a U.S. 4.00 grading scale) on the degree, plus all subsequent graded course work.
OR:
For other three-year bachelor degree holders:
A non-Bologna compliant baccalaureate degree of at least three years duration from a recognized college or university, and a 45-quarter credit equivalent graduate degree from a recognized college or university, with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 on the most recent graduate degree.

*The graduate program may choose to calculate the GPA on the last 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits [last two years on an international record]) of graded undergraduate work on the most recent baccalaureate degree, plus all work completed thereafter, as the basis for admission.
Minimum Academic Admission Requirements Continued

Applicants not meeting minimum requirements still may be considered for admission with the support of their academic program, plus review and approval by the University Graduate Admissions Committee. For these applicants, decisions may rely more heavily on non-cognitive criteria. However, the university encourages applicants whose overall cumulative undergraduate GPA of less than an equivalent 3.00 on a U.S. 4.00 grading scale to take the GRE.

Applicants whose baccalaureate degrees are awarded by an institution that issues non-graded transcripts will be considered for admission with the support of the program’s written evaluation of the quality of the applicant’s transcript record.

Satisfaction of minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission, since the number of qualified applicants far exceeds the number of places available. As a consequence, many well-qualified applicants may not be accommodated.

Please note that academic performance is not the sole criterion for admission to the university. The university may evaluate a person's behavior and background to determine their ability to maintain the standards of academic and professional conduct expected at the university. An evaluation may take into consideration current behavior and performance as well as past experiences and actions.

Visit http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/admissions/academic-requirements for updates

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Oregon State University offers 14 different engineering graduate degree programs. For more information visit http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/programs

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/admissions/international
Over 900 international students representing almost 90 countries pursue their education at Oregon State University, and each individual brings his or her own unique experiences, perspectives, and academic goals. Yet many students 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.
Minimum Academic Requirements
Admission Process Information
Program Specific Requirements
English Language Proficiency Requirements
Financial Documentation Requirements
Country Specific Academic Requirements
English Language Test Requirements
Regular Admission
TOEFL: 550
TOEFL iBT: 80 (minimum of 18 on each section, 22 on speaking to be a Graduate Teaching Assistant)
IELTS: 6.5 (higher for some programs)
Transitional Admission Program
TOEFL: 500
TOEFL iBT: 60
IELTS: 6 (higher for some programs)

Residency Requirements

Oregon residency requires one year in Oregon with primary purpose not education.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer students do not have additional requirements to regular graduate admissions.

Visit http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/admissions/academic-requirements for updates.