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Entomology and Plant Pathology

Departmental Admission Requirements

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The Graduate College requires that to be eligible for admission to either Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy degree programs at Oklahoma State University, qualified graduates of Colleges and Universities must submit: 

  • A completed application form (we recommend you do this electronically) with an application fee. For domestic students a non-refundable application fee of $40 for the first on-line application (or $50 for a paper application), and $25 for each additional application submitted. Or if you are applying as a special (non-degree) student, the non-refundable application fee is $15 and for international students a non-refundable application fee of US$75 for first application submitted and US$25 for each additional application. Your application cannot be processed without the application fee and the Department cannot waive the fee or pay the fee for you. International students should also see http://gradcollege.okstate.edu/sites/default/files/pros_int_info_june_4th.pdf for more information about graduate study at OSU. 
  • One copy of official transcripts, from all institutions previously attended, that show the complete scholastic record, bear the official seal of the institution, and are signed by the issuing officer. 
  • A minimum score of 79 (internet based test), 213 (computer based test) or 550 (paper based test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for international applicants. 
  • A 3.00 Grade Point Average (GPA) or above from the previous degree, or the equivalent for consideration of admittance without condition.

The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology has the following additional admission requirements

  • An official copy of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score will assist the Department in making a determination as to acceptance to the program and funding of an assistantship. The GRE institution code for OSU is 6546. The Department recognizes a combined score of 1500 for exams taken before Oct - 2002 and a score of 1000 (verbal and quantitative) and 4.0 (analytical writing) for exams taken after Oct - 2002 for consideration of admittance without condition. 
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty members familiar with your academic and/or professional background. 
  • A letter of intent from the student outlining research interests and professional goals. 
  • A resume from Ph.D. applicants who have completed a M.S. is also required.

Oklahoma State University requires that all international students submit a Confirmation of Financial Resources/Statement of Applicant and Sponsor that guarantees that the applicant has support from either him/herself or a sponsor (additional funds are required if you wish to bring family members with you). See http://gradcollege.okstate.edu/sites/default/files/FinancialGuarantee.pdf for more information. In some instances, a specific professor in your selected area of interest may provide financial support for an international student, but such support is not guaranteed.

The Graduate Student Admissions Committee will make a final decision on all admissions. Students can be admitted without Qualification, Provisional Status, or Probation Status. See for http://gradcollege.okstate.edu/sites/default/files/pros_int_info_june_4th.pdf more information. Only under exceptional circumstances will a student be provisionally admitted to the Graduate Program.    


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