International Applicants


Updated June, 2013

We welcome applications from well-qualified applicants outside the United States. The application process is competitive, but we have admitted international applicants in each of the last 4 years. NGP faculty include native speakers from many countries including China, Korea and Taiwan, but demonstrated fluency in English is necessary for success in our program. All application materials should be submitted electronically as for all applicants. International applicants must submit TOEFL scores in addition to official copies of transcripts, GRE scores (V,Q,A), and 3 letters of recommendation for the application to be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you are from a country where English is the primary language or you earned a degree from a four-year accredited college in the United States, the TOEFL exam is not required. After initial screening of applications by the Admissions Committee in December, applicants that are judged to be competitive will be contacted in January for an initial interview by phone or by SKYPE  In some cases, we may conduct local interviews. For admission, OHSU requires a minimum verbal GRE score of 500 and a minimum quantitative GRE score of 600. However, successful applicants have had combined GRE Verbal and Quantitative scores of at least 1200 and TOEFL scores near 100 (0-120 scale).  If you are not able to afford the application fee, contact the program director, Gary Westbrook, for consideration for a fee waiver.

In some cases we may required validation of transcripts or credentials following receipt of your application.