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 a $70 application fee for domestic applicants or a $90 application fee for international applicants 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. Official transcripts must be submitted to the Office of Admissions, 1217 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1217:
  • Official final transcripts from all colleges or universities where you received a bachelor’s degree and all subsequent degrees. Transcripts must show degrees awarded. Required documents must be sent directly from the institution to the Office of Admissions in sealed envelopes OR issued by the institution in a signed/sealed envelope and mailed, unopened, by the student to the office of admissions. Do not send transcripts to the Graduate School office, instead send to the Office of Admissions address above. 
  • Electronic Transcripts: If your degree institutions offer official electronic copies sent by a secured provider (ie. National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment, Scrip Safe, etc) you may have them sent to directly from the institution. These are subject to review and verification of authenticity. We cannot accept pdf attachments sent via email.
  • Degree in Progress: If you have not yet finished your 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.
  • No Degree Earned: 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.)
  • University of Oregon Degree: If you attended or are currently attending the University of Oregon, you do not need to send your University of Oregon transcript to the Office of Admissions.
  • Original Documents: Do not send your original documents to the Office of Admissions. Original documents will not be returned and will not be considered to be official documents. Contact the Graduate School if you are unable to have your documents sent directly by the institution in sealed envelopes.
  • 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. See for additional transcript and financial documentation requirements. 
2. English Language Proficiency Requirements: International applicants must submit proof of English Language Proficiency- see for information on how to meet this requirement.
3. 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. 


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