Applications are now open. The application deadline is July 15, 2018.

Admissions requirements

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3.0 GPA 

Applicants will be reviewed based on written communication skills, oral communication skills, career objectives, professional experience and recommendations.

When can you start?

A new cohort begins every fall.

Applications completed after the deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.

How to apply

Contact Erich Pitcher, the Adult and Higher Education program lead, to discuss whether the program is a good fit for your educational and professional goals.

Complete the online application for Graduate Admission.  The application fee is $75 (nonrefundable).

Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.




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 upload your documents.

Adult Education documents

Upload the following documents onto your OSU Graduate Admissions website. 

  1. Resume/Vita - A current resume/vita that includes employment history and professional experience.
  2. Writing Sample - A 3-5 page personal/professional narrative that summarizes significant learning experiences that have contributed to your professional development and describes how you expect graduate study to further your personal and professional goals.
  3. Letters of Recommendation – You will enter the names and email addresses of three individuals who will provide letters of reference on your behalf within your Graduate Admissions application.

Your references will be contacted by the Graduate School and asked to independently upload their letters.

For admissions questions, please contact:

Erich N. Pitcher, PhD
Program Lead