Want to apply to the program? Follow these steps:
Step 1: Review the minimum requirements for admission.
- A 4-year U.S. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any subject except computer science
- A prior undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 2.75, or equivalent.
Written and Oral Communication Requirements:
- At least one course to satisfy the writing requirement, WR 121 with a C or higher, or equivalent. International students will take the TOEFL instead.
- At least one course to satisfy the communication requirement, COMM 111 or COMM 114 with a C or higher, or equivalent. International students will take the TOEFL instead.
|Writing and Communication Courses
Oregon State University Course Equivalency and Grade Requirements
WR 121 with a grade of C or above
COMM 111 or COMM 114 with a C or above
At least one course to satisfy the minimum math requirement, MTH 111 or MTH 112 with a B grade or higher, or MTH 241, or MTH 245, or MTH 251, or MTH 252, with a C grade or higher, or equivalent.
Oregon State University Course Equivalency and Grade Requirements+
|MTH 111/112 with a B grade or above
MTH 241/245/251/252 with a C grade or above
Minimum test score of 3. Official score report must be submitted along with the application to the admission office.
If your bachelor’s degree did not require English as the medium of instruction, you must receive a passing score on the TOEFL exam. Please check with International Admissions for information on the TOEFL requirement.
+Not sure if the course you took is equivalent to the above courses? Consult Oregon State’s Transfer Course search tool. Courses unavailable or marked as LDT or UDT on the search will go through evaluation to verify their equivalence to OSU courses. Please see the equivalents page for more information.
Select Ecampus Distance Education (Online Degrees) for OSU campus/location and select Computer Science for the Academic Major.
Select the term you wish to apply for admission (Fall 2018, Summer 2019, etc.) Note that Oregon State has four terms per year: Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer.
The online application has a space for you to include a “Statement of Objectives.” This is your personal statement. Please clearly indicate how you satisfy the minimum requirements for admission and include anything else you would like the committee to know about you. Please keep this to around 200 words. Please note you cannot change this after you submit your application.
Once you submit your application you will receive an OSU ID number. Keep this number! When you email or call about your application, please use this OSU ID number.
Step 3: Have all official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended sent to the Office of Admissions prior to the deadline (see below) for each term. They can be official email PDF or hardcopy mail.
Be sure you have your online application and official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended submitted to the Office of Admissions prior to the deadline for the term you wish to apply:
||Deadline to Apply
||Admission Decision Release Deadline
||Admitted students: Date to expect your invitation letter from EECS to sign up with your advisor and get your registration PIN
||July 1-August 31
||October 1-December 15
||January 1-February 29
||April 1-May 31
You will hear of your admission decision on a rolling basis no later than two weeks prior to term start. For example, if you apply for fall term you will hear of your admission decision no later than two weeks prior to the first day of fall term classes. You must register for courses to confirm your admission. Note that you will receive an email from Office of Admissions asking you to pay a tuiton deposit fee. You DO NOT have to pay the $200 tuition deposit fee to reserve your spot. Completing the group advising with your EECS advisor and registering for classes is how you confirm your acceptance of admission.
To see when each term begins at Oregon State, check out OSU’s academic calendar.
Deferring admission? You must also submit your deferral request prior to the deadline for the term you wish to begin. For example, if you want to defer to fall term, you must complete the change of term form prior to the application deadline for fall term, which is August 1.
Step 4: Check the status of your application by logging back into your online application. You will receive an admission decision based on the timeline above.