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Apply to Graduate Programs

The Ohio University Graduate College works together with each graduate program to process and review your application. You submit all application materials to the Graduate College, where your materials are gathered for the academic program. 

Once you have found the graduate program to help you meet your personal and professional goals, review the application requirements and deadlines in the Graduate Catalog and on the academic program website. 

Each program handles application reviews differently, but generally, there is a committee of faculty who review applications. Admission recommendations are sent to the Graduate College which then confirms minimum admission requirements have been met and finalizes the admission offer. Your admission is not final until you receive an email confirmation from the Graduate College.

Apply Online

You will be entering your information on a secure server. You do not need to complete the application all at once; the system allows you to save and return at your convenience.

You can upload most application materials directly to the online application. We recommend you use this option to ensure your materials are kept together with your application. The application also hosts a secure online recommendation system.

The  Graduate College uses an electronic imaging system for programs to review applications and supporting documents. Programs can review materials once they are processed by Graduate College staff. 

Minimum Requirements for Graduate Admission

Admission to graduate study is highly competitive, and there are almost always more applicants than available spaces. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to a program. 

Undergraduate Degree 

Graduate status requires an earned bachelor's degree from a U.S. college or university accredited by a regional accrediting association, or an international degree that is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree from a college or university recognized and approved by the Ministry of Education or Commission responsible for higher education in the country where the degree is earned. Please review the International Credential Requirements if you attended a higher education institution outside of the United States. 

*NOTE: Applicants may apply for graduate admission to Ohio University while they are currently completing their bachelor's degree. 

If you have not graduated yet, please upload a letter of enrollment from your university. The letter should include:

  • Your name,
  • The name of the degree you will earn,
  • The expected date of graduation, and
  • Official stamps and signatures of the university registrar or president.

Applicants with a bachelor's degree from a U.S. college or university that is not regionally accredited may be considered with supplemental application materials and an official GRE or GMAT score.

English Proficiency

Non-native speakers of English must demonstrate English proficiency by submitting official test scores for either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Photocopies and/or faxes of English proficiency scores are not accepted.

*The submission of any false information or fraudulent documents in connection with the application process is grounds for rejection of the application or dismissal from Ohio University regardless of the nature of other credentials.

In providing an application and inviting application, Ohio University places itself under no obligation to admit any individual person.