OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet minimum University Graduate Admission Requirements.

 

Entering students come from a wide range of degree programs, a background in wood science is not necessary. Most successful applicants have a strong science and math background with evidence of good communication skills, and typically hold degrees in the sciences business or engineering. They must have a scholastic record indicating a potential for success with graduate work.

 

Due to faculty interests, space availability, and limited financial resources, some otherwise qualified students may not be accepted. You are strongly urged to contact one or more faculty members to discuss your graduate interests before applying.

 

GRE Scores: The Department has no minimum GRE score for admission, but the scores are a key piece of information used in evaluation. GRE scores must not be more than five years old at the time of the applicant's first term of registration. For more information about the Graduate Record Examination: GRE.

 

TOEFL Scores: The Department requires a minimum TOEFL score of 575 (PBT), 238 (CBT), or 93 (iBT) ― with all sub scores on the iBT being at least a score of 18 or above.  In special cases, conditional admission may be possible for applicants with scores below the Department's minimum standards but equal to or above the Graduate School's minimum standards of 550 (PBT), 213 (CBT) or 80 (iBT) ― with all sub scores on the iBT being at least a score of 18 or above.

TOEFL scores must not be more than two years old at the time of the applicant's first term of registration. For more information about the test of English as a Foreign Language: TOEFL.

IELTS Scores: Students may take the IELTS exam as an alternative to the TOEFL. The Department requires a minimum IELTS score of 7.0. In special cases, conditional admission may be possible for applicants with IELTS scores below the Department's minimum standard but equal to or above the Graduate School's minimum standard of 6.5.

IELTS scores must not be more than two years old at the time of the applicant's first term of registration. For more information about the International English Language Testing System: IELTS.