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ON-LINE APPLICATION

 When you are ready to apply, click the login button and follow steps. If during this process you have any questions, please contact the Graduate Studies office at: 503-494-6222 or or email somgrad@ohsu.edu

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DON'T FORGET

Read the application instructions completely prior to beginning the application process. Verify deadline and application requirements with the prospective program.

When you create your application it is important to make note of the Login and ID you create. This login and password allows you to review your application and check the status of your application and supporting documents after submission. We encourage you to follow the application progress on a regular basis.  Inquires regarding progress will be referred to the on-line application system.

ABOUT YOUR APPLICATION

If your application does not indicate all items received it may be in the data entry process.

 

ABOUT YOUR TRANSCRIPT

We are only able to accept secure digital transcripts from the following: Avow, Scrip-Safe, National Clearinghouse, Docufide, and Michigan State.  If your institution does not use one of these services, please provide official paper copies of transcripts (in a sealed envelope directly from the institution).

If your transcript is noted 'In Progress' the transcript has been received but does not show a degree awarded. These transcripts will be used for evaluation purposes. You do not need to request the transcript be resent until you have been offered admission, accepted and the in process degree has been awarded.

All applicants with degrees from Foreign Institutions - Official transcripts documenting coursework completed, grades received and degrees awarded from all universities attended are required. OHSU strongly encourages all applicants with foreign degrees to obtain a World Education Service (WES) ICAP course-by-course credential evaluation (cost $205.00). Please consult WES's website for instructions www.wes.org. Applicants are responsible for the full cost of this service. Some OHSU graduate programs do not require the WES evaluation up front, but reserve the right to subsequently require it to verify your foreign education.

QUESTIONS?

If you have questions regarding material receipt please log back into the online application and use the web ID and PIN you created. Look under Processed Applications and click on the appropriate term.

PhD Programs Deadline Information

Behavioral Neuroscience, Biomedical Informatics, Program in Molecular & Cellular Biosciences, and the Neuroscience Graduate Program

Fall applications open September 1

  • Application Deadline:
  • December 1 - Behavioral Neuroscience, Biomedical Informatics, Program in Molecular & Cellular Biosciences, and the Neuroscience Graduate Program
  • Behavioral Neuroscience - use application: Behavioral Neuroscience PhD
  • Program in Molecular & Cellular Biosciences, use application: PMCB Molecular & Cellular Bio
  • Neuroscience Graduate Program - use application: Neuroscience Grad Program PhD
  • Biomedical Informatics - use application: Biomedical Infr: PhD
  • Deadline for Transcripts, Letters of Recommendation, and Standardized Test Scores: December 1
  • Applicants will be notified of admission decisions by March 15 and have until April 15 to notify the program of their acceptance decision.

Program websites: Behavioral Neuroscience, Biomedical Informatics, Program in Molecular & Cellular Biosciences and Neuroscience Graduate Program

NOTE: to apply to Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Cancer Biology, Cell & Developmental Biology, Molecular & Medical Genetics, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, or Physiology & Pharmacology program submit applications to the Program in Molecular & Cellular Biosciences.Please Note:  Two programs offer degrees in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology:   The Program in Molecular & Cellular Biosciences offers a PhD degree while the Division of Environmental and Biomolecular Systems offers both a PhD and Masters degree. Please review the program descriptions carefully prior to applying and contact the program coordinators if you have questions regarding the programs.

Biomedical Engineering

  • PhD Applications for Fall - Deadline: January 15
  • Use application: Biomedical Engineering
  • Applications, letters of recommendation, transcrips and standardized test scores

Program website: Biomedical Engineering

 

Computer Science & Engineering, and Electrical Engineering

  • Use application: Computer Sci & Electrical Eng
  • PhD applications are accepted year-round

Program websites: Computer Science & Engineering, and Electrical Engineering

 

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, and Environmental Science & Engineering

PhD applications received by the end of the first week of January for Fall quarter receive priority review for admission and financial support. Generally PhD students are admitted for fall term and as full -time students, however, mid-year admissions may be offered.

  • Use application: EBS Environ & Biochemistry

Program websites: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, and Environmental Science & Engineering

Please Note:  Two programs offer degrees in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology:  The Program in Molecular & Cellular Biosciences offers a PhD degree while the Division of Environmental and Biomolecular Systems offers both a PhD and Masters degree. Please review the program descriptions carefully prior to applying and contact the program coordinators if you have questions regarding the programs.

 

Masters Programs Deadline Information

Note: There are no Master Programs in Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroscience, or the Program in Molecular & Cellular Biosciences

Master of Public Health

Fall 2013 applications open September 1, 2013

  • Application Deadline: February 15, 2014
  • Use application: OMPH-SoM-Epi/Biostatistics
  • The program requires that all application materials be sent directly to the School of Medicine's Graduate Studies Office in one packet
  • Program specific instructions

Program website: Master of Public Health

 

Biostatistics

Fall 2013 applications open September 1, 2013

  • Application Deadline: February 15, 2014
  • Use application: Biostatistics MS/MBST
  • The program requires that all application materials be sent directly to the School of Medicine's Graduate Studies Office in one packet
  • Program specific instructions

Program website: Biostatistics MS and MBST Degrees

 

Biomedical Informatics

  • For on-campus MBI/MS use application: Biomedical In: MBI/MS on campus (Fall enrollment only). 
  • Application open from September 1 through August 15. 
  • For online MBI use application: Biomedical In: MBI online. 
  • Fall application: May 1 through August 15
  • Winter application: September 2 through November 15
  • Spring application: December 2 through February 15

Program website: Biomedical Informatics

 

Master of Science in Healthcare Management

Recommended application dates:Fall Term - July 15, Winter Term - October 15, Spring Term - January 15, Summer Term - April 5

Program website: Master of Science in Healthcare Management

 

Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering

Master applications are considered year-round, however, early application is strongly suggested.

  • Use application: Computer Sci & Electrical Eng
  • Electrical Engineering Master's degrees are only available as a non-thesis option.

Recommended Application Dates: Domestic Students / International Students, Fall Term - July 15/May 15, Winter Term - October 15 / September 5, Spring Term - January 15/December 1, Summer Term - April 5/March 1 

Program websites: Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering

 

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, and Environmental Science & Engineering.

Master applications are considered year-round, however, early application is strongly suggested. The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology applicants are encouraged to seek Fall admission due to the sequence of required courses.

  • Use application: EBS Environ & Biochemistry

Recommended Application Dates: Domestic Students / International Students, Fall Term - July 15/May 15, Winter Term - October 15 / September 5, Spring Term - January 15/December 1, Summer Term - April 5/March 1 

Program websites: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, and Environmental Science & Engineering

 

Other Masters Programs

These programs are not processed by the Office of Graduate Studies. Please contact the individual Programs for information and application proceduresMaster of Clinical Research - Human Investigations Program, Master of Physician Assistant StudiesMBA in Healthcare Management  - Joint with Portland State University

 

Please Note:  Two programs offer degrees in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology:  The Program in Molecular & Cellular Biosciences offers a PhD degree while the Division of Environmental and Biomolecular Systems offers both a PhD and Masters degree. Please review the program descriptions carefully prior to applying and contact the program coordinators if you have questions regarding the programs.

What to submit

Applications are accepted via our On-line application system. The application will not be submitted until the $70 application fee is paid on-line via credit card.  A separate application is required for each program applied for.

Three letters of recommendation, minimum. Letters of recommendation are to be submitted via OHSU's online Letter of Recommendation Form.  Applicants must contact their evaluators and refer them to https://www.ohsu.edu/som/gradstudies/reference/.  This link is not automatically sent to evaluators after filling out an application and must be sent separately.  Applicants waive all right to review letters by using this system. 

You should request letters from persons who have a thorough knowledge of your background, qualifications, and potential for success in research and graduate school. When requesting the letter of recommendation, make sure the evaluator knows, and is able to meet, the deadline. Let them know that if they have any questions regarding the recommendation to contact our office at lorgrad@ohsu.edu or 503-494-6222.

For recommenders who do not have reliable internet connections or would like to fill out a physical form, a physical copy of our General Program Form can be submitted as well.


We are only able to accept secure digital transcripts from the following: Avow, Scrip-Safe, National Clearinghouse, Docufide, and Michigan State.  If your institution does not use one of these services, please provide official paper copies of transcripts (in a sealed envelope) directly from the institution.

Official School Transcripts from ALL colleges or universities attended, whether or not a degree was received. The transcript must document coursework complete, grades received and degrees awarded.  Transcripts must be in English or accompanied by a certified English translation.

The official transcripts must arrive in a sealed envelope and should be mailed directly to the Office of Graduate Studies at the 'send to' address listed below.

All applicants with degrees from Foreign Institutions - Official transcripts documenting coursework completed, grades received and degrees awarded from all universities attended are required. OHSU strongly encourages all applicants with foreign degrees to obtain a World Education Service (WES) ICAP course-by-course credential evaluation (cost $205.00). Please consult WES's website for instructions www.wes.org. Applicants are responsible for the full cost of this service. Some OHSU graduate programs do not require the WES evaluation up front, but reserve the right to subsequently require it to verify your foreign education.

 

Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report sent directly to us from the Educational Testing Services (ETS).  The institution code for OHSU is  4865 (Oregon Hlth Sci U Sch Medicine, some tests may list as University of Oregon School of Medicine). Scores sent to other OHSU codes cannot be used.

Some programs will accept  Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores in place of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. When providing MCAT scores, a copy of the official score report is required.  Please do not request the official report be sent from AAMC as our programs cannot access them.

The Division of Management will accept the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) in lieu of the GRE. If the applicant has completed the Division of Management Certificate Program with a cumulative GPA of 3.25, the GRE/GMAT requirements are waived.

Application processing and candidate selection

Once the application and corresponding materials have been received, they are forwarded to the individual program admission committees for review. Each program notifies applicants of admission decisions in writing, no admission decisions are given over the telephone.

The Graduate Studies Admissions Office does not participate in the application review or candidate selection process nor does it make or deliver admission decisions.

The programs reserve the right to review applications received after the deadline if space is available in the specialty area. Priority is given to applications that are complete by the application deadline. Please check with the program of interest for additional information.

Tracking application status

Applicants receive automatic acknowledgement when the application is submitted. It is recommended that you print this acknowledgement page for future use, as well as making note of the login/ID to review your application status.