Requirements for Admission

Minimum OHSU School of Medicine requirements for admission to a Graduate Program:

  • A baccalaureate degree, or equivalent, from an accredited U.S. academic institution - or equivalent foreign institution. Official transcripts documenting coursework completed, grades received and degrees awarded from all universities attended are required.
    • Degrees from Foreign Institutions - OHSU strongly encourages all applicants with foreign degrees to obtain a World Education Service (WES) ICAP course-by-course credential evaluation.  Please consult WES's website for instructions  Applicants are responsible for the full cost of this service. Please contact the program to see if the WES ICAP is required during the application process.
  • Evidence of thorough training and background in the quantitative sciences including any specific courses required by the Graduate Program of application 
  • 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
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - Institution code: 4865  .
    • Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing scores of 153, 148, and 4.5 or above, respectively, are generally considered acceptable for admission.
  • All foreign applicants for whom English is not a native language must take the one of the following:
    Test for English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    Institutional code: 4865
    English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Individual programs may have additional requirements - please check directly with the program.

Students with Disabilities

OHSU is committed to providing equal access to qualified students who experience a disability in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973,the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Act(ADA-AA) of 2008.  If you have a disability or think you may have a disability (physical, sensory, chronic health, psychological, learning, or other) please contact the Office for Student Access at (503) 494-0082 or to discuss eligibility for academic accommodations.  Information is also available at  Because accommodations may take time to implement and cannot be applied retroactively, it is important to have this discussion as soon as possible.  All information regarding a student's disability is kept in accordance with relevant state and federal laws.