Graduate School Requirements

Only online applications are accepted. Please find instructions on the Graduate School's Graduate Admissions Application Process website

A student wishing to be admitted to any graduate program at Oregon State University must complete an application form, pay the application fee, and submit photocopies of all official transcripts. International students must also submit recent TOEFL scores and certify sufficient funding to complete the required degree. Detailed information for both domestic applicants and international applicants is also available.

Program Requirement


Applicants to the Dept. of EMT 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.

  • 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.

Applications are also invited from students with the M.S. degree in chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, and related fields, or the D.V.M. or M.D. degree. Advanced placement can be accomplished by 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.

Reference Letters

Three letters of professional reference are required of all students. Please use the on-line program from the Graduate School to submit letters.

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.


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. 

Application Deadline

The application deadline for admission in the following Fall is December 31st. We only admit students for Fall quarter.