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Current Students

The graduate experience challenges you to expand your intellectual and creative capacity. At times it can also test your patience, tenacity, self-confidence, and interpersonal skills. As you navigate the way toward your degree, from milestone to milestone and through those spaces in between, the Graduate School is committed to working in partnership with your academic program to help you get where you want to go. This website is a collection of resources designed to support your progress toward both the completion of your degree and the achievement of your goals.

Graduate Catalog

It's important that you take the initiative to familiarize yourself with Graduate School policies. The graduate catalog provides a comprehensive overview of degree requirements, fields of study, course descriptions, research facilities, and general information about the history, organization, and mission of the Graduate School at Oregon State University. Note the How to Register page of the Catalog.

Guide to Success

An administrative road map for your graduate education, the guide includes chronologies and instructions on forming your committee, filing your program of study, scheduling exams, completing your thesis or degree, meeting deadlines, and complying with Graduate School policies. This information is supplemented with strategies for success on topics such as the advisor/student relationship.

International Students

This link contains important information regarding English proficiency testing, cost of attendance, health insurance, student visas, and links to resources and support services available to the over 1200 international students attending OSU.

Faculty as Student Policy

It is the policy of the Oregon University System (OUS) that OUS faculty rank may not be held by an OUS graduate student. Learn more about this policy and the petition process here.

Financing Your Education

Search these pages for information on assistantships, OSU and external fellowships, student loans, student employment, tuition remission, estimated cost of attendance, links to scholarship search engines, and more.


Procedures are provided for Oregon State University graduate students who want to grieve administration of academic regulations and regulations governing graduate student employment.

Campus Resource Guide

Learn more about student life on and off campus, including information about the town of Corvallis, housing options, outdoor recreation, childcare services, and a directory of campus resources, services, and organizations.