Education at OHSU

How to Apply

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Join us at OHSU to prepare for a future career in science, medicine or health care. On this page you’ll find:

  • Links to admissions information for many of our programs.
  • What we look for in students.
  • How we embed diversity and inclusion in our admissions process.


Each program at OHSU has its own prerequisites, deadlines and requirements. Many use an online application system.

Use these links to learn how to apply to the program of your choice.

Admissions links:

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General requirements

As a community of lifelong learners, we look for students who are passionate about health care and professional ethics. Successful OHSU students are:

  • Curious and love to learn
  • Independent
  • Eager to build relationships and find opportunities to enhance their education
  • Critical, open-minded thinkers
  • Good communicators
  • Open to learning from and with students from all backgrounds and programs

Diversity and inclusion

We welcome those who can enrich our diversity. Students from all racial and ethnic backgrounds, rural areas, and disadvantaged backgrounds belong at OHSU.

OHSU is committed to anti-racism, from the clinic to the lab bench to the classroom. Our graduation core competencies reflect this commitment:

  • Professional knowledge and skills
  • Professional identity and ethical behavior
  • Information literacy
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Community engagement, social justice and equity
  • Patient-centered care

Financial aid

We offer four types of financial aid to help eligible students afford the cost of attendance.

  • Scholarships
  • Federal and state grants
  • Student loans
  • Work study

Eligibility depends on program, need, availability and other factors.

Apply for financial aid when you apply to a program. We will review your financial aid application as soon as you’re accepted into a financial-aid eligible program, then contact you about options.

Learn about financial aid.

Scholarships available

OHSU offers a variety of scholarships that can help you fund your education.

Financial aid

Learn about types of aid and how to apply.