How to Apply

The deadline to submit applications to the joint OSU-UO MS and PhD programs is December 15. PhD applicants can work with faculty advisors at either campus. At this time, MS applicants can only choose a faculty advisor at OSU.

The deadline to submit applications to the MEng is program is May 3. International students interested in the MEng program should apply through Master’s International Direct.

Applications for all programs (MEng, MS and PhD) should be submitted online to the OSU Graduate School.

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MS/PhD deadline: December 15

MEng deadline: May 3

Application Materials

During the application process, you will be required to submit the following:

  • Academic Records/Transcripts from each institution attended, showing graded course work for all academic work attempted or completed.
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Letters of Reference: During application, you will provide the names and emails of reference writers. The letter of reference system will contact each reference write and enable them to submit a confidential electronic letter.
  • English Language Requirements: If you are not a US citizen and you did not receive a bachelor’s degree or higher in an English-speaking country, then you must demonstrate satisfactory proficiency in the English language. Joint program MS and PhD students must meet the language requirements for OSU, as well as the language requirements for the UO. You will be asked to self-report language test scores (e.g., TOEFL) as a part of the online application.
  • Application Fee - $75.00 for domestic students, $85.00 international students. This fee may be waived under special circumstances.

Once you have completed the application, you can return to the site to verify that your application materials are complete.

What happens after you apply?

Applications to the joint PhD program are evaluated by the Joint BIOE Graduate Program Admissions Committee, which is composed of faculty from both the UO and OSU. Applications to the MS program are evaluated by the OSU BIOE Graduate Program Admissions committee. Admissions decisions are made based on availability of funding and match between student background/interests and potential faculty advisors. You are encouraged to reach out to faculty to discuss the research opportunities in their lab. Admissions decisions are typically made starting in March.

More Information

Amy K. Thomson
Graduate Program Coordinator
School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering
amy.k.thomson@oregonstate.edu