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Graduate ApplicationAll graduate applications begin here.

Please complete your application by following these steps:

  1. Create a new account
  2. Complete the application
  3. Submit required support documents
  4. Pay the application fee 
*Please note, Chrome is the preferred Web browser to submit your application.

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Information You Will Need to Apply:

  • Check List 
    • Your name exactly as it appears on official documents, e.g., transcripts, GRE reports, passport

    • Your email, correspondence (postal or mailing) and current (physical) address

    • The name of the graduate program to which you'd like to submit an application (see listing of graduate programs)

    • The semester you intend to begin your graduate studies

    • Your academic history: name(s) and attendance dates (month/year) of all universities and colleges attended and the degrees you have been or will be awarded

    • Electronic file(s) for bachelor’s degree(s) conferred or pending and for any graduate or professional coursework or degrees for upload

    • Some programs may have an additional set of requirements, such as letters of recommendation (need current email address for your references), GRE or GMAT scores, statement of purpose or goals, writing sample and resume. Please select your graduate program to check the requirement list.

    • For applicants whose native language is not English, you may be required to submit TOEFL, IELTS or PTE test scores 

    • Credit card information for application payment

    You may save your application at any stage and return to complete it at a later time.


  • Transcripts

     All applicants, including OSU students, must upload a copy of their transcript for bachelor’s degree(s) conferred or pending and for any graduate or professional coursework or degrees. Submitting your application without transcripts will delay the review of your application. If you do not have a copy of your transcript(s), please obtain and upload these prior to finalizing your application. Please do not mail copies of your transcripts to the Graduate College.


    Beginning with the Fall 2024 semester, Oklahoma State University will no longer accept three-year bachelor’s degrees received in India as equivalent to the 4-year bachelor’s degrees received in the US. This is in accordance with updated AACARO EDGE (electronic database for global education) guidance. From Fall 2024 and beyond, to be eligible for a graduate program at OSU, applicants with degrees from India must have at minimum 1) a four-year bachelor’s degree OR 2) a master’s degree in addition to the three-year bachelor’s degree.


  • Test Scores

    Each program determines its own admission requirements, and some include the submission of a test score such as GRE, GMAT, or MAT (Miller’s Analogy Test) as part of those requirements. Prior to investing in the cost of the test, prospective students should contact their program of interest to discuss the program’s testing requirements.


    GRE Scores

    If the GRE is required by the program you are applying to, please submit your scores electronically to OSU's institution code 6546. No department code is required.


    GMAT Scores

    If GMAT is required by the program you are applying, please contact your test center or log into your account to send the scores electronically to Oklahoma State University – Graduate College – Stillwater Campus. No department code is required.


    MAT Scores

    Please contact PEARSON to send the report to OSU. The results will be mailed in approximately 10 to 15 business days.


    All reports are shared with any program to which you apply.



  • Letters of Recommendation

    The graduate program you are applying to may require two to four letters of recommendation.  You should contact references prior to beginning your application and obtain their current and preferred email address. Correct entry of email addresses for your references is required for completing and submitting your application

  • Application Fees

     The application fee information is listed below:

    $50 for US citizens or permanent resident

    $75 for international applicants

    $25 for US citizens or permanent resident card holders (non-degree seeking applications)

    Once submitted, the application fee is non-refundable and non-transferrable


    Payment is made in the application system using an electronic check or credit/debit card. Checks or money orders mailed to our office are not acceptable. 

  •  Application Fee Waivers

    OSU Alum Application Fee Waiver

    The OSU Graduate College has an application fee waiver program! As an OSU student or alum, you qualify for a single application fee waiver for graduate admission, a $25-75 value depending on degree and residency statuses.


    Military/Veteran Application Fee Waiver

    If you are a current member or veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard, or Reserves, you are eligible for a single application fee waiver for graduate admission. To receive this waiver, you’ll be asked to include with your application one of the following forms of documentation: a copy of your active duty orders, DD214, or NGB-22. Other forms of documentation may be possible; please contact us by email at or by telephone at (405) 744-6368 if you have any questions.


    Waiver offers cannot be combined; only one waiver can be provided per applicant.

  • Application Deadlines

    The deadlines below are Graduate College deadlines for processing of applications. Please note that your Program of interest may have an earlier deadline, especially if assistantships are part of an admission offer; check with them to be sure.


    Domestic Application Deadlines

    For Graduate College processing, domestic applications must be complete and Program recommendations must be entered at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the semester of choice (i.e., Fall, Spring, or Summer). Applications completed after the deadline may be reviewed, but there is no guarantee.


    International Application Deadlines

    For Graduate College processing, international applications must be complete and Program recommendations must be entered no later than May 1st for Fall admission, October 1st for Spring admission, and February 1st for Summer admission. Applications completed after the deadline may be reviewed, but there is no guarantee. To request this exception, contact the program you are applying for, with justification. Note that these deadlines, while normally sufficient, do not guarantee processing will be completed in time for admission to the semester of choice, especially given the delays that can occur in scheduling visa appointments in the various home countries. In cases where the semester of choice for admission cannot be achieved, applicants may request admission deferral.

    The most complete and up-to-date status of your submitted application can be viewed by logging into your account (click here) and viewing the checklist on your dashboard. Use this portal to check your application status (phone calls and emails to the Graduate College to check the status of your application will delay our processing of applications).

  • International Applicants
  • Admission Deferrals

    Returning to pre-COVID procedures, beginning with applicants for Spring 2023 and moving forward, admission deferrals may be granted only up to a maximum of one year, with program approval. If admitted students wish to defer for longer than one year, they will need to decline their admission offer and reapply at that time. Exceptions may be granted on a case-by-case basis. Applicants may initiate deferral requests by following the instructions in the application portal.

  • English Proficiency for Admission

    Applicants who completed or are completing a baccalaureate or graduate degree from an institution where English is the primary language of instruction and in a country where English is a primary language, are not required to submit scores.

    Please check the OSU approved English speaking countries that will recieve the waiver

    Most applicants (but not all) for whom English is a second language are required to demonstrate an acceptable level of spoken English by submitting a TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE score. The test remains valid for two years from the test date.


    The minimum score requirements for admission are listed below. Please note that some programs require a score above the minimum listed; contact your program of interest for more information.

    • TOEFL: 79 (internet-based)/550 (paper-based)

    • IELTS: 6.5

    • PTE: 53

    Find more about English requirements for graduate Admissions. (link)


    For employment as a graduate teaching assistant, other test scores (link to Spoken English Proficiency for Employment (Teaching Assistants) may be required to demonstrate English proficiency for employment.

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