Eligibility Requirements | Application Components | Application Deadline | Apply Online

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
  • GRE aptitude score - GRE test scores must be supplied to the Graduate School, but there is no minimum required score. No additional subject test is required. 
    [For 2021-2022 applications - GRE scores will not be required]
  • 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
  • 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.
    • **For 2021-2022 applications - GRE scores will not be required**
  • 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.
  • Statement of Objectives indicating particular fields of interest. This is normally completed as part of the online application but may be uploaded separately into the application.  

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae

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. Students may be admitted for other Terms, following review of the application materials by the Admissions Committee.

Apply Online

Complete the online application