How to Apply


To be admitted to the University of Oregon for the purpose of seeking an advanced degree or certificate, you must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited four-year U.S. college or university OR hold an equivalent credential from a qualifying international institution.

This degree must be conferred before your first day of classes at the UO.

International applicants must also meet the Graduate School's English Language Proficiency Requirement and, per U.S. Government regulations, verify the availability of sufficient financial support.

Students who already hold a graduate degree at the same level and discipline for which they are applying may be admitted to the University of Oregon only by petition to the Graduate School.

In cases where a student already holds a similar degree, the content of the original degree must be fundamentally different from the degree to be pursued at the UO.

All other admission eligibility requirements, such as GPA and required tests, vary by program. These requirements are determined by the individual schools and academic departments. Check with your prospective program to find out more.

If you are concerned about your eligibility for admission, please contact the Graduate School for information about obtaining a preliminary credential analysis.


Application Fee

  • $70 for domestic applicants.
  • $90 for international applicants.

Payment Methods Accepted

Credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover) or personal check (e-check.)You will be asked to submit your payment when you complete your application.

Fee Waivers and Discounts

The Graduate School offers graduate application fee waivers and discounts for applicants who meet specific criteria.

Application Deadline

Varies by department and program. Deadlines may be set as early as December 1 for the following fall term, or as late as 30 days before the beginning of the term.

Plan ahead and confirm all deadlines with the academic program(s) you are interested in early in the application process.

Application Review

Your application for admission will be reviewed first by your prospective program. The graduate program will make an admission decision and notify both you and the University of Oregon Graduate School.

The Graduate School will review your application to confirm that you meet University of Oregon minimum requirements for admission (outlined above) and will finalize your offer of admission.

You will be interacting primarily with the program during the application process, though you may also interact with the Graduate School.


Deferral policies vary by program. Applicants must work with their prospective program to determine whether deferring admission is a possibility.

If the program offers deferrals, applicants must still submit a new UO application for the deferred term of admission.

Application Submission Procedures

Domestic Applicants

You are a  domestic applicant if you are one of the following:

  • Are a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States
  • Have been granted asylee, refugee or paroled in the public interest status by the United States government
  • Are in the United States in an undocumented or DACAmented status




Domestic Applicant Procedures

International Applicants

You are an international applicant if you are one of the following:

  • Are a citizen or permanent resident of a country other than the United States and you intend to return
  • Are in the United States on an educational, worker, or visitor visa, or are residing in your home country
  • Have filed an application for United States citizenship or permanent residency, but have not yet been granted approval

International Applicant Procedures

Citizenship Classification

Understanding the “Citizenship Classification” question on the UO graduate application:

  • U.S. Citizen: select this status if you are a citizen of the United States.
  • Permanent Resident Non-Citizen: select this status if you are a lawful permanent resident of the United States.
  • Non-Resident Alien: select this status if you are a citizen or permanent resident of a country other than the United States.
  • Undeclared: select this status if you are in the United States as an asylee or in an Undocumented or DACAmented Status.