Students wishing to be admitted to the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Oregon State University must apply via the OSU Graduate School webpage:

A complete application for domestic applicants consists of:

  1. A completed application form
  2. The applicant's narrative “Statement of Purpose”
  3. The applicant’s CV
  4. Three letters of recommendation (on letterhead stationary submitted by the referees)
  5. Transcripts of all college-level academic work
  6. Scores in the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

International applicants must fill out a form regarding financial support (“Financial Certification”) and supply scores for TOEFL or IELTS tests.

A successful applicant will have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 (on a scale of 4).  Typically we admit students who have a combined GRE aptitude score of 300 for Verbal, Quantitative (2011 scoring), and 3.5 for Analytical, or will present comparable evidence indicative of probable success in graduate school. Foreign applicants must score 100 or better on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and 7 on the IELTS.

You can read more information on GRE scores at their website, here.

To be admitted a student should hold a bachelor's degree in chemistry, physics, or a biological science. A typical applicant will thus have completed at least one year of physics and chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, biology, and mathematics (through calculus).

Graduate students accepted into the Ph.D. program are offered financial support.

The annual application deadline is December 15, but later applications will be considered if positions remain available.

GRE and TOEFL codes are as follows: GRE-University 4586, Dept. 0202 or 0222; TOEFL-University 4586, Dept. 34 or 36.