Applicants are highly encouraged to complete applications at least two weeks earlier than the posted deadlines in order to allow time for processing, advising, and other preparations for the start of classes. Due to capacity issues, applicants may be denied or have to defer their admission application to a future term. Students applying closer to published deadlines should consult with the School of EECS
Please make sure that all of your application materials, including transcripts from all colleges attended, are received by Oregon State University’s Admissions Office by the admissions deadline. Incomplete applications cannot be reviewed by the admissions review committee.
Applications must have a statement of objectives of 150-200 words. Statement of objectives should include information about academic and professional preparation for the program, including academic background, any prior CS experience, math foundation and performance, and goals.
Applications for the one-year track are accepted in Fall, Winter and Spring terms only. Applications for all other tracks are accepted any term.
OSU Application Deadlines:
Summer 2015 – June 22nd, 2015
Fall 2015 – Sept 1st, 2015
Winter 2016 – Dec. 7th, 2015
Spring 2016 – Feb. 29th, 2016
- A four-year bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.)
- College algebra (Math 111) or above such as pre-calculus or calculus with a C grade or higher
- 2.25 accumulated GPA requirements
Test scores are not accepted in place of a math course.
All degree-seeking students applying to Oregon State University (OSU) go through our online application process
. This includes setting up a login account, filling out the online application form and paying a nonrefundable fee. Students will be applying as a distant post-baccalaureate
According to university requirements
students cannot earn a post-baccalaureate degree in the same field as their original degree.
Students who have successfully completed computer science coursework in computer science or related majors may be refused admission.
Please use OSU Transfer Course Search
if you have questions regarding a math course equivalency to Math 111 or above.