To be considered for admission, candidates must submit an online OSU Graduate School application with the following components:
*The GRE or other standardized test is not required for admission or assistantships.
All application materials must be submitted by December 15th. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants will need to be available for a phone interview at scheduled times during the admissions process.
It is our hope to communicate final program admissions decisions by early February.
Assist admitted students with securing an assistantship in the following months.
If you want to know the status of your application at any time, please call us so you can make the most informed decision as some applicants may get offers from other programs prior to the completion of the Oregon State University admission process.
Please note that admission to the CSSA program precedes the assistantship placement process. Students admitted to the program are not guaranteed an assistantship, but it is our goal to help as many students as possible. We will communicate specific information about the assistantship process to all admitted students.
A graduate teaching assistantship (GTA) is a professional position funded by a department or office at the University. All assistantships provide direct service to the University’s programs and offices, as well as functioning as an integral part of the curriculum and total learning experience in the CSSA program.
Assistantship appointments range from 0.20 FTE to 0.49 FTE (FTE meaning, full-time equivalent). An assistant on a 0.30 FTE appointment, for example, is expected to provide 156 hours of service during a 13-week academic term.
To perform the full duties of service as determined by their departments
To be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours each term of their appointment during the academic year (9 credits during the summer)
To be making satisfactory progress toward an advanced degree.
Admitted CSSA students will receive specific information regarding open graduate teaching assistantships shortly after admission is offered. Only admitted students will be eligible to interview for CSSA assistantships.
Please note that the CSSA Ecampus (on-line) program has a rolling admissions process and is distinct from the on-campus program. If you are undecided about which program will best meet your needs, please contact us for counsel.
For information on the CSSA Ecampus program, please visit this site: CSSA Ecampus Program