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Graduate Programs

Admission to Western Oregon University
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Applicants for graduate programs must submit the following:

  • Completed WOU Application for Graduate Admission form. Submit this form to the Graduate Office, Administration 202. Students must be admitted to the WOU Graduate Programs prior to being considered for admission to their masters program. Submit all WOU Graduate Studies application materials to the Graduate Office at least one week prior to the program admission deadline.
    • Notice to out-of-state distance students: Western Oregon University is unable to accept new distance students residing in the states of Arkansas, Maryland, or Minnesota at this time. Distance students in some states may face other restrictions regarding program admission and activity. Visit our State Authorization page to learn more.
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  • Sealed official transcripts from the university that granted your bachelor's degree and from all other institutions of higher education where you completed coursework.
    • Applicants must provide evidence of completion of a bachelor's degree from a four-year accredited institution as defined by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.
    • A GPA of 3.0 in the last 90 quarter hours (60 semester hours) of undergraduate coursework is required. Those with less than a 3.0 GPA can be admitted with MAT or GRE scores (see below for requirement).
      • Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score. If the applicant's GPA is 3.0 or higher, the test requirement is waived. If the GPA is less than 3.0 minimum required score for (a) MAT: 395 or higher; (b) GRE: minimum quantitative score: 147 and minimum verbal score: 148 and a 3.5 or higher on the Analytical Writing section.

  • $60 non refundable application fee

  • $300 one-time matriculation fee (is assessed on all new graduate students when they enroll)

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