How to Apply

Application Submission Procedures

Application for admission is a two-part process. Students must apply to both the University and the department. In some cases, the departmental application is incorporated into the general UO online application; in other departments the departmental application materials are submitted separately from the general UO online application.  In either case, you will access all application materials, including the online application itself, through the major department’s website. The online application requires payment of the $70 application fee using Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or personal check (e-check).
You may connect to departmental web sites via our Academic Programs page. If you are not able to access or locate the web-based application materials, please contact the department directly.

Other Application Requirements

In addition to the online graduate application, additional materials must be submitted to the University.
1. Submit to the Office of Admissions, 1217 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1217:
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities where you received a bachelor’s degree and all subsequent degrees. Transcripts must show degrees awarded.  DO NOT SEND TRANSCRIPTS TO THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OFFICE!
  • If your degree institutions offer official electronic copies you may have them sent to directly from the institution. These are subject to review and verification of authenticity.
  • NOTE: If you have not yet finished the degree at the time of application, you do not need to send your in-progress transcript to the Office of Admissions; if you are admitted, you will need to send your final degree transcript after your degree is conferred.
  • NOTE: The Office of Admissions does NOT require transcripts from institutions where you did not earn a bachelor's degree or higher (e.g., community college work, work you transferred in to your degree-granting school, etc.)
  • NOTE: If you attended or are currently attending the University of Oregon, you do not need to send your University of Oregon transcript to the Admissions Office.
  • International applicants: International credentials must be equivalent to a U.S. four-year bachelor’s degree. Additionally, the credentials must be received from an institution recognized by the country's educational body that oversees institutional approval, such as the Ministry of Education. If you are concerned about your eligibility for admissions to the University of Oregon Graduate School, please contact Cortney McIntyre for credential analysis.
    See for additional transcript and financial documentation requirements.
  • Non-native English speakers: See for information on how to meet the English language requirement.
2. Submit required application materials to the department to which you are applying. Check with the department for specific submission instructions and a list of required application materials.  In some cases, depending on the department, departmental application materials must be provided electronically as part of the online application. Examples of departmental application materials include, but are not limited to:
  • Transcripts showing ALL college-level course work and degrees earned
    • NOTE: If you have not yet finished the degree at the time of application, submit the most up-to-date transcripts available; if you are admitted, you will need to send your final degree transcript after your degree is conferred.
    • NOTE: Some departments require you to send all official transcripts  to the Office of Admissions and to upload unofficial copies of transcripts to the online application; some require official hard copies; others require both uploaded AND official hard copies. Please refer to your department's application instructions.
  • Letters of recommendation (check department instructions for number of letters required and submission method)
  • Other materials such as test scores, writing samples, personal statements, etc. Check with the department for a complete listing of required materials. Some departments collect these materials electronically through the online application.
NOTE: In extenuating circumstances, a paper application may be made available. Please contact the Graduate School for questions or assistance.


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