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All documents should be sent to the Graduate School at the following address:

Graduate School
Heckart Lodge
2900 SW Jefferson Way
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-1102

Graduate School Requirements

Only online applications are accepted. Please find instructions on the Graduate School’s Graduate Admissions Application Process website.

For convenience and to avoid possible mailing delays, applicants are encouraged to apply online. The online application, a downloadable application form, and contact information are available from the Graduate School. You may also write to the Graduate School, Oregon State University, 2900 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, Oregon 97331; telephone them at 541-737-4881, or email at

A student wishing to be admitted to any graduate program at Oregon State University must complete an application form, pay the application fee, and submit photocopies of all official transcripts. International students must also submit recent TOEFL scores and certify sufficient funding to complete the required degree. The Office of Admissions provides a more complete listing of required documents and application steps. Detailed information for both domestic applicants and international applicants is also available.

Applications to the Applied Economics Graduate Program must show evidence of probable success in graduate coursework and thesis completion. Transcripts will be reviewed to insure successful completion of program prerequisites.

Program Requirements


Prerequisites for Master's degrees (MA, MS) consist of intermediate-level courses in microeconomic theory, statistics, and differential calculus.

Prerequisites for the PhD degree consist of advanced undergraduate or graduate coursework in microeconomic theory, econometrics, statistics, differential calculus, and linear algebra.

GRE Scores

Starting in September 2020, applicants to the Graduate Program in Applied Economics no longer need to submit a GRE score.  Applicants who wish to submit a GRE score may do so.  However, students may apply and receive full consideration even without a GRE score as long as they meet all other admissions requirements.


International students are required to submit TOEFL score. The minimum TOEFL score is 575 (paper-based test), 90-91 (internet-based test) or 233 (computer-based test).

Reference Letters

Three letters of professional reference are required of all students. If you have a Master's degree, one reference letter should be from the major professor of that degree. Please use the on-line program from the Graduate School to submit letters.

Application Deadline

The application deadline for admission in the following Fall quarter is January 15. We only admit new students for Fall quarter.

Graduate Assistantships

On the application form, applicants should indicate whether they wish to be considered for graduate assistantships. A limited number of assistantships are awarded each year by the Department of Applied Economics, the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, the Department of Forest Engineering and Management, and the College of Public Health and Human Sciences and possibly other sources.

For more information on the types of research and scholarly work pursued at Oregon State University, please consult the listing of Applied Economics graduate faculty.