Admission Requirements


Paths to OSU for International Students 

There are three routes into OSU degree programs: 


Admission Requirements 

Requirements for entry to the following programs are available. For graduate admission requirements for programs other than MBA, visit the Graduate School online. 

Blue Undergraduate Pathway & Direct

Purple Graduate Pathway & MBA

Yellow English Language & Study Abroad

Orange Progressing to OSU Degree Programs


Additional Resources

OSU accepts several English language test scores, the most common of which are TOEFL and IELTS.

Graduate Pathway + MBA Admission Requirements


Graduate Pathway Programs

The Office of International Admissions handles MBA and Graduate Pathway program admissions only. Admissions for all other graduate fields of study are handled by the OSU Graduate School.

Country-specific Admission Requirements: admission requirements specific to each country are now available. Click here to view them.

Masters of Engineering (MEng) Pathway


Direct Admission 1-term Accelerated Pathway 3-term Standard Pathway
Academic Requirements

3.0+ GPA
in final 90 credit hours

Entry is competitive

3.0+ GPA
overall and in final 2 years

2.75+ GPA
overall and in final 2 years

Undergraduate Degree   Same major Appropriate major (see Other Requirements below)
Language Requirements*

80+
iBT TOEFL (18 subscores)

6.5+
IELTS

 


Certain programs 
have higher minimum requirements

80
iBT TOEFL (18 subscores)

6.5
IELTS (5.5 subscores) 

Level 6
Academic English completion (B grades in all classes)

70+
iBT TOEFL

6.0+
IELTS

Level 5
Academic English completion (C grades in all classes)

7
Password overall

Standardized Tests Varies by field

ECE/CS: no GRE required

All other MEng: GRE 301 with min. 146 V, 3.0 AW

Not required for entry to Pathway program

* language scores must be less than two years old as of the start term requested

Other Requirements

Masters of Business Administration (MBA) Pathway


Direct Admission 1-term Accelerated Pathway 2-term Accelerated Pathway 3-term Standard Pathway
Academic Requirements

3.0+ GPA
overall

Entry is competitive

3.0+ GPA
overall and in final 2 years

3.0+ GPA
overall and in final 2 years

2.75+ GPA
overall and in final 2 years

Undergraduate Degree Any major Business major Any major Any major
Language Requirements*

91+
iBT TOEFL (22 subscores)

7.0+
IELTS

91+
iBT TOEFL (22 subscores)

7.0+
IELTS (6.0 subscores) 

Level 6
Academic English completion (B grades in all classes)

80+
iBT TOEFL (18 subscores)

6.5+
IELTS (5.5 subscores) 

Level 6
Academic English completion (B grades in all classes)

70+
iBT TOEFL

6.0+
IELTS

Level 5+
Academic English completion (C grades in all classes)

7
Password overall

Standardized Tests GMAT: 500 with min. 20 V, 20 Q, 20 IR, 4 AW GMAT: 500 with min. 20 V, 20 Q, 20 IR, 4 AW GMAT: 500 with min. 20 V, 20 Q, 20 IR, 4 AW Not required for entry to Pathway program

* language scores must be less than two years old as of the start term requested


Other Requirements

  • No work experience required
  • Statement of objective
  • Current resume
  • Three letters of professional reference

Comparative Health Sciences


3-term Standard Pathway
Academic Requirements

3.2+ GPA
overall and in final year

Undergraduate Degree Any undergraduate degree will be consider. Students should have a strong university-level biology background.
Language Requirements*

70+
iBT TOEFL (16 subscores)

6.0+
IELTS (5.0 subscores)

Level 5
Academic English completion (C grades in all classes)

7
Password overall

Standardized Tests Not required

* language scores must be less than two years old as of the start term requested

 

Pre-Approved Graduate Pathway Majors


Applicants to a Graduate Pathway in Engineering (MEng) program must have the relevant undergraduate academic background for admission to the program. Pre-approved undergraduate majors for each Graduate Pathway Engineering program are listed below. 

Any applications that do not have the pre-approved major will be sent to the appropriate graduate academic department for review and degree approval. This degree approval process can delay final admission decisions up to one week.

Computer Science:
Computer Science
Software Engineering

Electrical and Computer Science:
Electronics Engineering
Computer Engineering

Chemical Engineering:
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Materials Science

Civil Engineering:
Civil Engineering
Structural Engineering

Construction Engineering Management:
Construction Engineering
Civil Engineering
Structural Engineering

Environmental Engineering:
Environmental Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Petroleum Engineering

Industrial Engineering:
Manufacturing Engineering
Production Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Automotive Engineering
Aeronautical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering:
Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering with Material Science:
Mechanical Engineering
Materials Science