PhD & MS

Please note that all documents must be in PDF format and under 10 MB in size.

In order for your application to be complete, the following information must be submitted in the online application:

  1. Fee: as determined by the Graduate School. The School of EECS does not provide application fee waivers.
  2. Recommendation Letters: You must provide the names and email addresses of three professional references as part of the online application. The references will be emailed instructions on how to submit their letters.
    1. Three letters of professional reference are required from former professors or employers familiar with the applicant's technical ability. Particularly valuable are letters that assess the applicant's preparation and ability to complete a research project. Applicants with a master's degree should include the major professor as one reference. Letters must be submitted electronically as part of the online application.
  3. Statement of Objectives: Please upload as a PDF to your online application.
    1. Applicants must include a description of their objectives in pursuing an advanced degree. This should be a brief (one page) summary of the applicant's career goals, research interests, and pertinent experience. This information is submitted as part of the OSU online application.
  4. Resume/CV: Please upload a current copy as a PDF to your online application.
  5. Academic History: You must enter the information of your current university/degree/major (if attending) and any past university/degree/major.
    1. Prior Degree: Applicants must have or complete a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university before the start of the term. International students must have completed the equivalent of a four-year US baccalaureate degree.
    2. Unofficial Transcripts: Applicants must upload unofficial copies of transcripts. Web printouts and kiosk copies are not accepted. Current and former Oregon State University students are not required to provide OSU transcripts.
  6. Grade Point Average (GPA): You must self-report your overall GPA. The School of EECS requires a minimum “B” average (3.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale) on the last two years of undergraduate work and any work completed thereafter.
    1. Effective July 1, 2008 for Fall 2009 admission or later, if the student has completed his or her baccalaureate degree in a country that is a signatory of the Bologna Declaration, then
      1. A baccalaureate degree of at least three years duration with a B average (equivalent 3.00 on a U.S. 4.00 grading scale) in the last two years, plus all subsequent graded course work;
        OR
      2. A baccalaureate degree of at least three years duration with a two-year (equivalent to 45-quarter credits) graduate degree.
  7. GRE: EECS requires the general GRE test for most, but not all, students. Unofficial scores are accepted for the application, but official scores will be required for admission. Scores cannot be more than five (5) years old at the time when graduate studies start.
    1. Applicants to Computer Science: The general GRE is required for all applicants without a degree from OSU. The recommended minimum is a combined score of 1200 (combined score of 310 for revised GRE test) on the Verbal and Quantitative sections. The subject test is not required.
    2. Applicants to Electrical and Computer Engineering: The general GRE is required for all international applicants (non U.S. citizens) unless a baccalaureate or advanced degree has been granted from a U.S. university. The recommended minimum is a combined score of 1300 (combined score of 315 for revised GRE test) on the Quantitative and Verbal portions and a 4.0 in the Analytical Writing portion. The subject test is not required.
    3. Many students ask if we will consider their application if their GRE score does not meet the minimum recommendation. The GRE is just one way of evaluating a student’s abilities. If you feel your GPA, background, letters of recommendation, and professional experience are strong, then it is still possible for you to be admitted even though the GRE did not meet the minimum recommendation!
  8. TOEFL/IELTS: International students must self-report their scores and upload a copy of their scores to their application. Unofficial scores are accepted for the application, but official scores will be required for admission.  Scores must be no older than 2 years at the time when graduate studies start.
    1. Language Proficiency: The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required of all international applicants whose native language is not English, including those transferring from English speaking colleges and universities (if in doubt about whether TOEFL/IELTS is required of applicants from your country, send email to graduate.admissions@oregonstate.edu.
      1. The TOEFL requirement is waived for applicants receiving a degree from a U.S. university and for applicants who have demonstrated success by achieving an overall GPA greater than 3.00 on a 4.00 scale for two or more semesters/quarters in a rigorous undergraduate or postgraduate program in the U.S. or from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and United Kingdom.
      2. Scores cannot be more than two (2) years old at the time when graduate studies start.
      3. The minimum TOEFL iBT requirement is an overall score of 80 with a minimum score of 18 in each of the four sub-tests (speaking, listening, reading, and writing).
      4. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) may be used as an alternative to the TOEFL for assessing language proficiency. The minimum requirement is an overall score of 6.5.

Official documentation information can be found on the Graduate School’s website.

MEng

Please note that all documents must be in PDF format and under 10 MB in size.

In order for your application to be complete, the following information must be submitted in the online application:

  1. Fee: As determined by the Graduate School. The School of EECS does not provide application fee waivers.
  2. Academic History: You must enter the information of your current university/degree/major (if attending) and any past university/degree/major.
    1. Prior Degree: Applicants must have or complete a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university before the start of the term. International students must have completed the equivalent of a four-year American baccalaureate degree.
    2. Unofficial Transcripts: Applicants must upload unofficial copies of transcripts. Web printouts and kiosk copies are not accepted. Current and former Oregon State University students are not required to provide OSU transcripts.
  3. Grade Point Average (GPA): You must self-report your overall GPA. The School of EECS requires a minimum “B” average (3.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale) on the last two years of undergraduate work and any work completed thereafter.
    1. Effective July 1, 2008 for Fall 2009 admission or later, if the student has completed his or her baccalaureate degree in a country that is a signatory of the Bologna Declaration, then
      1. A baccalaureate degree of at least three years duration with a B average (equivalent 3.00 on a U.S. 4.00 grading scale) in the last two years, plus all subsequent graded course work;
        OR
      2. A baccalaureate degree of at least three years duration with a two-year (equivalent to 45-quarter credits) graduate degree.
  4. CS grade requirements:
    1. 2.0 GPA in one year of college-level math
    2. Complete three out of six courses below with a grade equivalent to a 3.0 or better in each individual course:
      1. Algorithm Design and Analysis
      2. Computer Architecture
      3. Operating Systems
      4. Automata Theory/Theory of Computation
      5. Programming Language Fundamentals
      6. Compilers
  5. ECE grade requirements:
    1. 2.0 GPA in one year of calculus
    2. 2.0 GPA in one year of physics (with calculus)
    3. Complete three out of six courses below with a grade equivalent to a 3.0 or better in each individual course:
      1. AC/DC Circuits/Circuits Analysis
      2. Signals and Systems
      3. Electricity and Magnetism
      4. Power (topic course taken in 3rd or 4th year of UG study)
      5. Computer Engineering (topic course taken in 3rd or 4th year of UG study)
      6. Materials and Devices (topic course taken in 3rd or 4th year of UG study)
  6. Optional Materials: (a) recommendation letters, (b) statement of objectives, (c) resume/cv (d) GRE scores. These materials will be reviewed but are not required for application or admission.

Official documentation information can be found on the Graduate School’s website.