Requirements for Admission

For admission to a graduate program the applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree, or equivalent, from an accredited U.S. academic institution - or equivalent foreign institution
    • 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 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.
  • Evidence of thorough training and background in the quantitative sciences including the specific courses required by the Program to which the applicant wishes to be admitted

  • A cumulative grade-point average of all undergraduate courses of at least 3.0 (based on a letter grade system of A-4 points, B-3 points, C-2 points, D-1 point, F-0 points), or its equivalent in other grading systems

  • Applicants must take the general test portion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). GRE subject tests are not required.

  • A Program may choose to accept the Medical College Aptitude Test as a substitute for the GRE, please check directly with the program.

  • Verbal, Quantitative and Analytical Writing GRE scores of 153 (500 old scale), 148 (600 old scale)  and 4.5 or above, respectively, will generally be considered acceptable for admission.

  • Applicants for the Management in Healthcare or the MBA in Healthcare Management program will accept the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) in lieu of the GRE.

Foreign Applicants

  • The Biomedical Informatics Program requires TOEFL scores of Computer-based 250, Paper-based 600, Internet-based 100

  • The Master in Public Health Program guidelines are TOEFL scores of Computer- based 213, Paper-based 550, Internet-based 80

  • The Management in Healthcare programs recommend a paper score of 625

Individual programs may have additional requirements - please see the program web sites for further information.

Application processing and candidate selection

Once the application and corresponding materials have been received, they are forwarded to the individual program admission committee for review. The Office of Graduate Studies does not participate in the application review or candidate selection process.

Each program notifies applicants of admission decisions in writing, no admission decisions are given over the telephone. The Office of Graduate Studies does not make, or deliver, admission decisions.

Students with Disabilities

It is the policy of Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine Graduate Programs that no otherwise qualified student with a disability shall be denied access to or participation in any program, service, or activity offered by the university. If you are a student with a documented disability or you think you might experience a disability and would like more information about access services at OHSU, contact the Director of the Office for Student Access at 503 494-0082.