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Graduate Admissions

Important Notice: In order to be considered for an assistantship for Fall 2014, your completed application must be received by January 15, 2014.

The School of  Civil and Construction Engineering offers outstanding opportunities for graduate studies in the fields of Civil (CE) and Construction Engineering (CEM). Applications for admission and financial assistance for Fall 2014 will be accepted beginning July 1, 2013. All application materials must be received by January 15, 2014, to be considered for an assistantship. Oregon State School of Civil and Construction Engineering excels in collaborative research and preparing work-ready graduates. Corvallis is a great place to live, and the friendly and skilled people here help make our school a truly enjoyable place to further your education. Have a look around, and use our site to organize your application.

Minimum Admission Requirements

To become a Civil or Construction Engineering graduate student you must be admitted to Oregon State University through both the Office of Admissions and the School of Civil and Construction Engineering. Our faculty carefully review the material submitted to determine adequacy of academic background and alignment of the proposed study with the expertise of the faculty. The Office of Admissions will determine whether the general university conditions for admission have been met. Applicants will be notified by the Office of Admissions as to the action taken.  The School does not have the capacity to accommodate all applicants who meet the minimum admission requirements. 

Prior Degree
Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. International students must have completed the equivalent of a four-year American baccalaureate degree.

Grade Point Average (GPA)
School of Civil and Construction Engineering requires a minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (on a 4-point scale). The GPA is based on the last 90 graded quarter (60 semester) credit hours of the first baccalaureate degree plus all work completed thereafter. For international students, the GPA is based on the last 2 years of undergraduate courses.

GRE
The School requires only the General GRE test; GRE subject tests are not required. The general GRE is required for all graduate applicants (including OSU graduates applying for the MEng program starting Fall 2012). GRE scores cannot be more than five (5) years old at the time of application. The requirement is a minimum of 146 on the Verbal section, and a combined score of 300 on the Verbal and Quantitative sections (1100 using the GRE scoring scale prior to August 2011). A minimum score of 3.0 on the writing section is desirable. This minimum applies to all programs in CCE.

Language Proficiency
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of all international applicants whose native language is not English, including those transferring from English speaking colleges and universities. Current TOEFL requirements are posted on the International Student page of the OSU Graduate School.

Statement of Objectives
Applicants must include a description of their objectives in pursuing the advanced degree. This should be a brief (maximum of one page when printed) summary of the applicant's career goals, research interests, and pertinent experience. This information is submitted as part of the electronic admission form (see below).

Recommendation Letters
You must provide the names and email addresses of three professional references as part of the online application. Your references will be sent instructions on how to submit their letters.

Applying for Admission

Note: this is a two-part application process. 
The main university application must be completed and submitted first at http://infosu.oregonstate.edu/apply.
Second, complete and submit the part of the application which is specific to the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at https://secure.oregonstate.edu/gradapp/.

Once you have completed and submitted both portions, you can return to either site to verify that your application materials are complete. This is very important! Complete and submit the main university application first, then follow the on-line instructions to continue into the CCE-specific part.

1. Materials that must be submitted electronically

  • Application for Graduate Admission: online application form

  • Statement of Objectives: (part of online application)

  • Fee: $60 by credit card (part of online application)

  • Areas of Concentration: You must apply to a particular area of concentration, not just to the CE or CEM degree program. This information is included as part of the online application.

  • Recommendation Letters: You must provide the names and email addresses of three professional references as part of the online application. Your references will be sent instructions on how to submit their letters.

  • GRE: You must self-report your scores as part of the online application. You must also request that ETS send your scores to OSU. Scores must be no older than 5 years at the time when your graduate studies start. (Note: Our OSU code for GRE/TOEFL score is 4586.)

  • TOEFL: You must self-report your scores as part of the online application. You must also request that TOEFL send your scores to OSU. Scores must be no older than 2 years at the time when your graduate studies start. (Note: Our OSU code for GRE/TOEFL score is 4586.)

2. Materials that must be submitted by mail

  • Mail the following to: Graduate School, Oregon State University, 300 Kerr Administration Building, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA

  • Certification of Finances (International Students only): Certification of Finances (pdf). Mail to the Office of Admissions.

  • Transcripts: Mail one official transcript (grade slips, kiosk and web printable transcripts or reports will not be accepted for use in evaluation) of previous academic work, undergraduate and graduate.

3. Questions?

Need additional information? Contact: cce@engr.oregonstate.edu