Eligibility Requirements | Application Components | Application Deadline | Apply Online | Application Fee

Applications are invited from students holding a Bachelors's or Master’s degree with a strong background in physical and life sciences, related degrees, or the D.V.M or M.D. degree and hold a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.25/4.0. The average GPA for the incoming class of graduate students is 3.4. The GRE test scores must be supplied to the Graduate School, but there is no minimum score. Advanced placement can be accomplished by the transfer of relevant course work to Oregon State University provided these courses meet the basic objectives of the EMT Graduate Program and are approved for transfer by the research (thesis) advisor, Dept. Head, and the Graduate School.

A student interested in the graduate program is encouraged to contact the Director of Academic Programs.

Eligibility Requirements (Pre-requisites)

Applicants to the Toxicology graduate program must have*:

  • Bachelor's Degree in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, pharmacy, or other closely related fields
  • One year of biology
  • One year of organic chemistry
  • One year of physics
  • Mathematics through integral calculus
  • GPA of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • [Optional] GRE aptitude score - GRE test scores are supplied to the Graduate School, but there is no minimum required score. No additional subject test is required. 
    [GRE scores are recommended as supplemental information, but not required for admission]
  • Foreign applicants must score 550 or higher on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

*Students who do not meet all of these requirements may be admitted if their academic record is otherwise outstanding.

Application Components

In addition to the regular Graduate School application process, the application also includes:

  • 3 Recommendation Letters. (Please use the on-line program from the Graduate School to submit letters)
    These should be from individuals who are knowledgeable of the student’s academic background and potential for success in a graduate degree program
  • Statement of Objective. This is normally completed as part of the online application but may be uploaded separately into the application.  The application should include:
    • Statement of purpose that includes your purpose of applying to graduate school, a description of relevant past experiences, and examples of leadership, communication, and teamwork.  In addition, describe your research interests in the areas of ‘Molecular and Computational Toxicology’ and/or in ‘Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry’, your interest to work with specific faculty mentors, and why OSU and EMT is the best place to meet your goals.
    • Describe any challenges in life, barriers to education, how social justice informs your views, and what opportunities you have had to work and collaborate in diverse, multicultural or inclusive settings.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae with details to address the following sections

    • Education (list degrees, dates and universities/location)
    • Work/Research experience (list all relevant experience with dates, description)
    • Awards, honors, grants (list all, if awards are monetary list amount received)
    • Scholarship:
      • Presentations at professional or local conferences or venues
      • Publications as lead or co-author
    • Leadership activities (Demonstrated leadership in teaching, academics, family, community, athletics, extracurricular activities/clubs, etc.).  Please specify leadership roles.
    • Extracurricular activities (include interests and activities, particularly learning outside the classroom, evidence of non-traditional learning, self-taught skill building experiences)
  • International Applicant Additional Requirement: The requirements are listed on the OSU Graduate Admission Website.

    • TOEFL Scores. All applicants whose native language is not English, or did not receive a bachelor or higher degree in an English speaking country, must meet the minimum English language proficiency requirements for admission. The ETS institution code for OSU is 004586

  • Optional: GRE Scores. GRE scores should be sent to Institution Code: 4586 | Department Code: 0219 | Major Code: 9930. Applicants that have or will have a Master's Degree by the term they enter the TOX program does not require a GRE score.

Application Deadline

December 31st is the closing date for M.S. and Ph.D. applications for the following Fall Term with full consideration for financial aid and research assistant appointments. We encourage students applying to the Ph.D. program to submit their application as early in December as possible. Students may be admitted for other Terms, following review of the application materials by the Admissions Committee.

Application Fee

There is a domestic and international application fee. A fee can only be waived under special circumstances.

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