Admissions: Master of Public Policy – Online

Admissions requirements

Qualifications for admissions are determined by both the OSU Graduate School and the program. Visit the OSU Graduate School website to review the minimum admissions requirements.

How to apply

OSU Graduate School application

1. Apply as a degree-seeking student through the OSU Graduate School's online application form. The nonrefundable application fee is $75.

2. Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

The Graduate School requires that applicants must have all required materials (application, three letters of recommendation, GRE scores, letter of application and TOEFL scores, if relevant) at least 30 days before the desired admission quarter.

NOTE: Although the Graduate School application is submitted online electronically – and all of the documentation (scores, transcripts, etc.) can be uploaded as attachments – some students may choose to mail their documentation. Accompanying materials can be mailed to the Graduate School (300 Kerr, Corvallis, OR, 97331).

You DO NOT have to mail AND submit your documents electronically.

Master of Public Policy application

Admission to this program is evaluated according to:

  • Academic profile
  • Professional experience
  • Short-answer questions
  • References

General graduate admissions standards for international students are available at: Graduate School International Admissions.

Visit the Master of Public Policy website for details on the program’s application process.

When can you start?

This program accepts students four times a year (fall, winter, spring and summer). Visit the academic calendar for information on term length.


The program recommends having a complete application, including all supporting materials, on file no later than 30 days before the start of the application term.



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