Online MPP: Admissions Requirements

  • Documented five years of professional experience OR a recent graduate degree from an accredited program OR completion and submission of Graduate Record Examination Scores [quantitative, verbal and analytical components]. The school code for submitting GRE scores is: 4586. Note: for consideration of a Graduate Assistantship and/or tuition scholarships applicants must be enrolled as full-time students at the Corvallis campus and submit GRE scores as part of the application process.
  • Official course transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • Three letters of recommendation and recent resume. Reference letters and resumes should be submitted through the Graduate School application system, or to the Director, Public Policy Graduate Program, 300E Gilkey Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331-6206; bsteel@oregonstate.edu
  • Statement of purpose concerning why the applicant would like to pursue the Master in Public Policy at Oregon State University. The statement should include your reasons for applying to the program, academic and professional background information, policy interests, and any personal experiences or history that are related to your interests in public policy. For international applicants, we require a TOEFL Minimum Score of 90 (18 minimum for each subscore) or IELTS of 6.5.

In addition:

  • A four-year baccalaureate degree (or international equivalent), a professional degree (such as BPharm, BVsc, MBBS, MD, DVM, DPharm, etc.), or an appropriate U.S./Canadian alternative degree, from a regionally accredited (US) or recognized (International) college or university, with a cumulative B average (equivalent 3.00 on a U.S. 4.00 grading scale) on the most recent baccalaureate degree or any subsequent graduate degree from a regionally accredited (US) or recognized (International) college or university, plus all work completed thereafter.OR
  • A four-year baccalaureate degree (or international equivalent), a professional degree, or an appropriate U.S./Canadian alternative degree, from an regionally accredited (US) or recognized (International) college or university, and a 45-quarter credit equivalent graduate degree from a regionally accredited (US) or recognized (International) college or university, with a cumulative B average (equivalent 3.00 on a U.S. 4.00 grading scale) on the most recent graduate degree. OR
  • If the applicant has completed his or her baccalaureate degree in a country that is a signatory of the Bologna Declaration, then: A Bologna compliant baccalaureate degree at a recognized college or university of at least three years duration, with a cumulative B average (equivalent 3.00 on a U.S. 4.00 grading scale) on the degree, plus all subsequent graded course work. OR
  • For other three-year bachelor degree holders: A non-Bologna compliant baccalaureate degree of at least three years duration from a recognized college or university, and a 45-quarter credit equivalent graduate degree from a recognized college or university, with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 on the most recent graduate degree.

Graduate School Admissions: http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/admissions