Step one: Satisfy admission requirements
Combined GPA of 3.0 or better on the last 90 quarter credits of graded coursework
International Students: TOEFL score of > 80 or > 550, depending on the TOEFL test taken (please see the Graduate School’s International Applicants page for more information)
15 quarter hours of undergraduate or graduate level courses in the behavioral and social sciences
3 quarter hours of undergraduate or graduate level statistics
Admitted students who do not have a master’s degree will complete a Master’s of Science as part of their Ph.D. studies.
Admitted students who previously completed a non-thesis master’s degree will complete a thesis-like project as part of their Ph.D. studies.
The GRE is not required
We join many other programs at Oregon State and other peer institutions across the country who have eliminated this structural barrier to promote a more equitable, diverse and inclusive student body.
Step two: Submit your application
Apply through Oregon State University's Admissions Application.
Official transcripts sent to OSU (applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree by the time of matriculation)
Resume or CV
3 letters of recommendation
HDFS supplemental questions (included within the OSU Graduate School application
Admissions applications questions?
Contact CPHHS graduate admissions.
Contact program director John Geldhof, Ph.D.