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Direct entry to Oregon State University

  • Do you have a TOEFL score of 80+ OR IELTS score of 6.5+?
  • Do you have a GPA of 3.0+ on a 4.0 scale?
  • Have you taken the GRE/GMAT (for graduate study)?

If you meet these criteria, you may be eligible for direct admission to OSU! Visit the OSU International Admissions page for full requirements. If you do not meet these criteria, we encourage you to apply to our Pathway and English language programs:

Pathway and English language programs

INTO OSU's Undergraduate and Graduate Pathway programs are ideal for international students who need additional English language and academic preparation before continuing to a degree program at a US university.

INTO OSU's English language programs are for students who want to become confident English speakers by studying at a US university. Select a program below to learn more:

95% of INTO OSU Pathway students have matriculated to an OSU degree program (2009-2012)

  • Undergraduate Pathway

    Leads to one of the many undergraduate degree programs at Oregon State University and is perfect for those who need more time to decide on a major.

    Course length: 1-2 terms (approximately 3-6 months) Start dates: March, September, December
    Academic Entry requirement: 3.0+ high school GPA English Language Entry Requirement:
    TOEFL 75 or IELTS 6.0 or Academic English Level 6

    Careers: Accelerated Pathway programs lead to any undergraduate major at OSU.

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    Leads to Oregon State University’s pre-business major in Accounting, Business, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality, Business Information Systems, Finance, Management or Marketing.

    Course length: 3-4 terms (approximately 9-12 months) Start dates: March, September, December
    Academic Entry requirement: 2.5+ high school GPA English Language Entry Requirement:
    TOEFL 60 or IELTS 5.5 or Academic English Level 4

    Careers: Manager, Accountant, Financial Advisor, Business Analyst, Investment Banker, Marketing Specialist, Entrepreneur

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    Leads to an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Oregon State University.

    Course length: 3 terms (approximately 9 months) Start dates: September
    Academic Entry requirement: 2.5+ high school GPA English Language Entry Requirement:
    TOEFL 60 or IELTS 5.5 or Academic English Level 4

    Careers: Computer Systems Specialist, Programmer, Systems Analyst, Web Developer

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    Leads to the pre-engineering major at Oregon State University. After the second year, students may apply for the upper division pro school in a variety of majors including Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, and more.

    Course length: 3-4 terms (approximately 9-12 months) Start dates: September, December
    Academic Entry requirement: 2.5+ high school GPA English Language Entry Requirement:
    TOEFL 60 or IELTS 5.5 or Academic English Level 4

    Careers: Biological Engineer, Drafter, Computer Systems Specialist, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer.

    Learn more about the Undergraduate Pathway in Engineering »

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    Leads to an undergraduate degree in Exercise and Sport Science and the Athletic Training program at Oregon State University.

    Course length: 3-4 terms (approximately 9-12 months) Start dates: March, September, December
    Academic Entry requirement: 2.5+ high school GPA English Language Entry Requirement:
    TOEFL 60 or IELTS 5.5 or Academic English Level 4

    Careers: Athletic Trainer, Coach, Fitness Industry Professional, Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, Physical Education Teacher, Physical Therapy Professional

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    Leads to an undergraduate degree in Food Science and Technology at Oregon State University with a choice of three specializations in Food Science, Fermentation Science or Enology and Viticulture.

    Course length: 3-4 terms (approximately 9-12 months) Start dates: March, September, December
    Academic Entry requirement: 2.5+ high school GPA English Language Entry Requirement:
    TOEFL 60 or IELTS 5.5 or Academic English Level 4

    Careers: Brewer, Food Industry Professional, Food Safety Industry Professional, Food Scientist, Vineyard Owner, Winemaker

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    Leads to an OSU degree in Forestry, the science of developing, caring for and managing forests, as well as water, soil, wildlife, insects and all other natural resources within a forest ecosystem.

    Course length: 3-4 terms (approximately 9-12 months) Start dates: September, December
    Academic Entry requirement: 2.5+ high school GPA English Language Entry Requirement:
    TOEFL 60 or IELTS 5.5 or or PTEA 44 or Password overall level 6 or Academic English Level 4 with C or higher

    Careers: Hydrologist, Wildlife Ecologist, Professional Timber Manager

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    Leads to one of the many undergraduate degree programs at Oregon State University and is perfect for those who need more time to decide on a major.

    Course length: 3-4 terms (approximately 9-12 months) Start dates: March, September, December
    Academic Entry requirement: 2.5+ high school GPA English Language Entry Requirement:
    TOEFL 60 or IELTS 5.5 or Academic English Level 4

    Careers: Healthcare Administrative Professional, Park Ranger, Public Health Professional, Teacher, Tourism Manager

    Learn more about the Undergraduate Pathway in General Studies »

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    Leads to several undergraduate degrees at Oregon State University including Anthropology, Apparel Design, English, History, Interior Design, International Studies, Music, Philosophy, Psychology and more.

    Course length: 3-4 terms (approximately 9-12 months) Start dates: March, September, December
    Academic Entry requirement: 2.5+ high school GPA English Language Entry Requirement:
    TOEFL 60 or IELTS 5.5 or Academic English Level 4

    Careers: Artist, Designer, Marketing and Communications Professional, Musician, Teacher

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    Leads to the second year of economics, sociology and political science majors. This Pathway also serve students interested in the OSU 3-plus-3 law degree program.

    Course length: 3-4 terms (approximately 9-12 months) Start dates: March, September, December
    Academic Entry requirement: 2.5+ high school GPA English Language Entry Requirement:
    TOEFL 60 or IELTS 5.5 or Academic English Level 4

    Careers: Public Policy Analyst, Lawyer, Economist, Sociologist, Researcher, Nonprofit/Non-governmental Organization Staffer.

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    Leads to a variety of undergraduate degrees in Science at Oregon State University including: Biochemistry, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Microbiology, Physics, Zoology and more.

    Course length: 3-4 terms (approximately 9-12 months) Start dates: September, December
    Academic Entry requirement: 2.5+ high school GPA English Language Entry Requirement:
    TOEFL 60 or IELTS 5.5 or Academic English Level 4

    Careers: Biochemist, Biologist, Chemist, Geologist, Mathematician, Physicist, Zoologist

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    Leads to a variety of undergraduate degrees at Oregon State University including: Agriculture Sciences, Animal Science, Crop and Soil Science, Fisheries and Wildlife Science, Forest Management, Horticulture, Renewable Materials, Tourism and Outdoor Leadership and more.

    Course length: 3-4 terms (approximately 9-12 months) Start dates: March, September, December
    Academic Entry requirement: 2.5+ high school GPA English Language Entry Requirement:
    TOEFL 60 or IELTS 5.5 or Academic English Level 4

    Careers: Conservationist, Ecologist, Natural Resources Educator, Public Policy Advocate, Sustainable Materials Marketing Professional, Watershed Management Professional

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    Leads to the Women and Gender Studies major at Oregon State University.

    Course length: 3-4 terms (approximately 9-12 months) Start dates: March, September, December
    Academic Entry requirement: 2.5+ high school GPA English Language Entry Requirement:
    TOEFL 60 or IELTS 5.5 or Academic English Level 4

    Careers: Author, Historian, Research Assistant, Teacher

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  • Graduate Pathway

    Leads to one of several MBA programs at Oregon State University including Accountancy, Clean Technology, Commercialization, Executive Leadership, Global Operations, Marketing, Pharm.D./MBA, Research Thesis and Wealth Management.

    Course length: 1-Term Accelerated (3 months); 2-Term Accelerated (6 months); 3-Term Standard (approximately 9 months) Start dates: March, September, December
    Academic Entry requirement: 4-year undergraduate degree in business with a 3.0 GPA; GMAT 500 (1-Term Accelerated)

    4-year undergraduate degree in any major with a 3.0 GPA; GMAT 500 (2-Term Accelerated)

    4-year undergraduate degree in any major with a 2.75 GPA; no GMAT required (3-Term Standard)

    English Language Entry Requirement:
    TOEFL 91 or IELTS 7.0 or Academic English Level 6 (1-Term Accelerated)

    TOEFL 80 or IELTS 6.5 or Academic English Level 6 (2-Term Accelerated)

    TOEFL 70 or IELTS 6.0 or Academic English Level 5 (3-Term Standard)


    Careers: Marketing Professional, Manager, Accountant, Financial Services Representative, HR Specialist, Business Analyst

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    Leads to the Chemical Engineering master’s degree program at Oregon State University.

    Course length: 1-Term Accelerated (3 months); 3-Term Standard (approximately 9 months) Start dates: March (Accelerated); September (All); December (Accelerated)
    Academic Entry requirement: 4-year undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering (other engineering degrees may require additional time and coursework) with a 2.75 GPA or equivalent (3-Term Standard)

    Undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering with 3.0 GPA; GRE 301 score with 146 verbal, 3.0 writing (1-Term Accelerated)

    English Language Entry Requirement:
    TOEFL 70 or IELTS 6.0 or Academic English Level 5 (3-Term Standard)

    TOEFL 80 or IELTS 6.5 or Academic English Level 6 (1-Term Accelerated)


    Careers: Chemical Engineer, College Professor, Plant Manager, Production Engineer, Research Scientist, Technical Writer

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    Leads to the Civil Engineering master’s degree program at Oregon State University.

    Course length: 1-Term Accelerated (3 months); 3-Term Standard (approximately 9 months) Start dates: March (Accelerated); September (All); December (Accelerated)
    Academic Entry requirement:4-year undergraduate degree in relevant discipline with a 2.75 GPA or equivalent (3-Term Standard)

    Undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering with 3.0 GPA; GRE 301 score with 146 verbal, 3.0 writing (1-Term Accelerated)

    English Language Entry Requirement:
    TOEFL 70 or IELTS 6.0 or Academic English Level 5 (3-Term Standard)

    TOEFL 80 or IELTS 6.5 or Academic English Level 6 (1-Term Accelerated)


    Careers: Civil Engineer, Contractor, Design engineer, Instructor, Research, Assistant, Structural Engineer, Systems Engineer

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    Leads to the Comparative Health Sciences master’s or PhD degree program at Oregon State University.

    Course length:3-Term Standard (approximately 9 months) Start dates: September
    Academic Entry requirement:4-year undergraduate degree in relevant discipline with a 3.2 GPA overall and in final year of study English Language Entry Requirement:
    TOEFL 70 or IELTS 6.0 or Academic English Level 5 (3-Term Standard)

    Careers: Biologist, Pharmaceutical Researcher, Scientist, Teacher

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    Leads to the Computer Science master’s degree program at Oregon State University.

    Course length: 1-Term Accelerated (3 months); 3-Term Standard (approximately 9 months) Start dates: March (Accelerated); September (All); December (Accelerated)
    Academic Entry requirement: 4-year undergraduate degree in relevant discipline with a 2.75 GPA or equivalent (3-Term Standard)

    Undergraduate degree in Computer Science with 3.0 GPA (1-Term Accelerated)

    English Language Entry Requirement:
    TOEFL 70 or IELTS 6.0 or Academic English Level 5 (3-Term Standard)

    TOEFL 80 or IELTS 6.5 or Academic English Level 6 (1-Term Accelerated)


    Careers: Applications Programmer, Computer Scientist, Computer Systems Designer, Computer Programmer, Database Administrator, IT Director, Microcomputer Specialist, MIS Manager, Network Administrator, Programmer Analyst, Software Engineer, System Consultant

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    Leads to the Construction and Engineering Management master’s degree program at Oregon State University.

    Course length: 1-Term Accelerated (3 months); 3-Term Standard (approximately 9 months) Start dates: March (Accelerated); September (All); December (Accelerated)
    Academic Entry requirement: 4-year undergraduate degree in relevant discipline with a 2.75 GPA or equivalent (3-Term Standard)

    Undergraduate degree in Construction and Engineering Management with 3.0 GPA; GRE 301 score with 146 verbal, 3.0 writing (1-Term Accelerated)

    English Language Entry Requirement:
    TOEFL 70 or IELTS 6.0 or Academic English Level 5 (3-Term Standard)

    TOEFL 80 or IELTS 6.5 or Academic English Level 6 (1-Term Accelerated)


    Careers: Construction Engineer, Construction Writer, Field Engineer, Operations Manager, Project Manager

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    Leads to the Electrical and Computer Engineering master’s degree program at Oregon State University.

    Course length: 1-Term Accelerated (3 months); 3-Term Standard (approximately 9 months) Start dates: March (Accelerated); September (All); December (Accelerated)
    Academic Entry requirement: 4-year undergraduate degree in relevant discipline with a 2.75 GPA or equivalent (3-Term Standard)

    Undergraduate degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering with 3.0 GPA (1-Term Accelerated)

    English Language Entry Requirement:
    TOEFL 70 or IELTS 6.0 or Academic English Level 5 (3-Term Standard)

    TOEFL 80 or IELTS 6.5 or Academic English Level 6 (1-Term Accelerated)


    Careers: Aerospace Engineer, Automotive Engineer, College Professor, Electrical Engineer, Military Officer, Pilot, Power Company Manager, Production Engineer

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    Leads to the Environmental Engineering master’s degree program at Oregon State University.

    Course length: 1-Term Accelerated (3 months); 3-Term Standard (approximately 9 months) Start dates: March (Accelerated); September (All); December (Accelerated)
    Academic Entry requirement: 4-year undergraduate degree in relevant discipline with a 2.75 GPA or equivalent (3-Term Standard)

    Undergraduate degree in Environmental Engineering with 3.0 GPA; GRE 301 score with 146 verbal, 3.0 writing (1-Term Accelerated)

    English Language Entry Requirement:
    TOEFL 70 or IELTS 6.0 or Academic English Level 5 (3-Term Standard)

    TOEFL 80 or IELTS 6.5 or Academic English Level 6 (1-Term Accelerated)


    Careers: Design Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Environmental Planner, Environmental Technical Writer, Field Engineer, Wastewater Engineer

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    Leads to the Industrial Engineering master’s degree program at Oregon State University.

    Course length: 1-Term Accelerated (3 months); 3-Term Standard (approximately 9 months) Start dates: March (Accelerated); September (All); December (Accelerated)
    Academic Entry requirement: 4-year undergraduate degree in relevant discipline with a 2.75 GPA or equivalent (3-Term Standard)

    Undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering with 3.0 GPA; GRE 301 score with 146 verbal, 3.0 writing (1-Term Accelerated)

    English Language Entry Requirement:
    TOEFL 70 or IELTS 6.0 or Academic English Level 5 (3-Term Standard)

    TOEFL 80 or IELTS 6.5 or Academic English Level 6 (1-Term Accelerated)


    Careers: Industrial Engineer, Logistics Engineer, Operations Program Analyst, Project Engineer, Project Manager, Supply Chain Engineer

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    Leads to the Mechanical Engineering master’s degree program at Oregon State University.

    Course length: 1-Term Accelerated (3 months); 3-Term Standard (approximately 9 months) Start dates: March (Accelerated); September (All); December (Accelerated)
    Academic Entry requirement: 4-year undergraduate degree in relevant discipline with a 2.75 GPA or equivalent (3-Term Standard)

    Undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering with 3.0 GPA; GRE 301 score with 146 verbal, 3.0 writing (1-Term Accelerated)

    English Language Entry Requirement:
    TOEFL 70 or IELTS 6.0 or Academic English Level 5 (3-Term Standard)

    TOEFL 80 or IELTS 6.5 or Academic English Level 6 (1-Term Accelerated)


    Career industries: Energy Conversion, Alternative Energy, Emissions and Pollution Control, Biomechanics, Biomaterials and Nanobiotechnology, Hybrid Vehicles, Building and Transportation Systems, Laser Diagnostics, Atmospheric Plasmas, Computational Fluid Dynamics

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    Leads to the Mechanical Engineering with Materials Science Emphasis master’s degree program at Oregon State University.

    Course length: 3 terms (approximately 9 months) Start dates: September
    Academic Entry requirement: 4-year undergraduate degree in relevant discipline with a 2.75 GPA or equivalent (3-Term Standard)

    Undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering with 3.0 GPA; GRE 301 score with 146 verbal, 3.0 writing (1-Term Accelerated)

    English Language Entry Requirement:
    TOEFL 70 or IELTS 6.0 or Academic English Level 5 (3-Term Standard)

    TOEFL 80 or IELTS 6.5 or Academic English Level 6 (1-Term Accelerated)


    Career industries: Energy Conversion, Alternative Energy, Emissions and Pollution Control, Biomechanics, Biomaterials and Nanobiotechnology, Hybrid Vehicles, Building and Transportation Systems, Laser Diagnostics, Atmospheric Plasmas, Computational Fluid Dynamics

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  • Academic English

    Academic English is designed for students who do not meet the English language entry requirements for an Undergraduate or Graduate Pathway. Upon successful completion of Academic English, students may progress to an INTO OSU Pathway program or apply directly to Oregon State University.

    Program length: minimum of one term (10-11 weeks) Start dates: March, June, September, December
    Academic Entry requirement: High School Diploma Minimum age: 17 years old

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  • General English

    General English is designed for students of all levels of English who want to develop better communication skills and learn about American culture while living at Oregon State University. The program does not include academic study courses but students may progress to Academic English to pursue further English language and academic study at Oregon State University.

    Program length: minimum of five weeks Start dates: Year-round
    Minimum age: 16 years old

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    College Year Abroad is a yearlong intensive English program for students who want to develop better communication skills and learn about American culture while living at Oregon State University. Campus Year Abroad students will have access to the same resources and amenities as all other university students.

    Program length: 25 or 35 weeks Start dates: Year-round
    Academic entry requirement: High School Diploma Minimum age: 17 years old

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  • Study Abroad

    Study Abroad with English gives students a chance to earn college credits in their field of interest without having to enroll in a long-term degree program. The program can be customized for different levels of English and for specific academic interests.

    Program length: minimum of one term (approximately 3 months) Minimum age: 16 years old

    Start dates: Year-round
    Academic entry requirement: 3.0 High School GPA or completion of at least one year of study at a university overseas with a minimum GPA of 2.5 English Language Entry Requirement:
    TOEFL 61 or IELTS 5.5 or completion of Academic English Level 4

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    The Visiting International Student Program (VISP) is designed for students who want one or more terms of study abroad experience taking OSU credit-bearing courses through the university's College of Liberal Arts. Credits are transferrable in accordance with articulation policies of the home university.

    Program length: minimum of one term (approximately 3 months) Minimum age: 16 years old

    Start dates: Year-round
    Academic entry requirement: 3.0 High School GPA or completion of at least one year of study at a university overseas with a minimum GPA of 2.5 English Language Entry Requirement:
    TOEFL 80 or IELTS 6.5 or completion of Academic English level 6

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OSU Undergraduate and Graduate degree programs

OSU offers more than 120 undergraduate and 80 graduate degree programs through its 12 colleges. Learn more »