Graduate Pathway Programs

The Office of International Admissions handles MBA and Graduate Pathway program admissions only. Admissions for all other graduate fields of study are handled by the OSU Graduate School.

Country-specific Admission Requirements: admission requirements specific to each country are now available. Click here to view them.

     

    Masters of Engineering (MEng) Pathway

      Direct Admission 1-term Pathway 2-term Pathway (civil engineering only) 3-term Pathway
    Academic Requirements

    3.0+ GPA
    in final 90 credit hours

    Entry is competitive

    3.0+ GPA
    overall or in final 2 years

    2.5+ GPA
    overall and 
    2.75+ GPA
    in final year of study

    2.75+ GPA
    overall and in final year
    Undergraduate Degree   Same major Same major Appropriate major (see Other Requirements below)
    Language Requirements*

    80+
    iBT TOEFL (18 subscores)

    6.5+
    IELTS

     


    Certain programs 
    have higher minimum requirements

    80
    iBT TOEFL (18 subscores)
     

    6.5
    IELTS (5.5 subscores) 

    Level 6
    Academic English completion (B grades in all classes)

    80+
    iBT TOEFL (16 subscores)
     

    6.5+
    IELTS (5.5 subscores)

    Level 6
    Academic English completion (B grades in all classes)

     

    70+
    iBT TOEFL (16 subscores)
     

    6.0+
    IELTS

    Level 5
    Academic English completion (C grades in all classes)

    7
    Password overall

    Standardized Tests Varies by field

    ECE/CS: no GRE required

    Industrial and
    Mechanical:
    GRE 305 with min. 158 Q, 3.0 AW

    All other MEng majors: GRE 301 with min.
    146 V, 3.0 AW

    Not required for entry to Pathway program Not required for entry to Pathway program

    * language scores must be less than two years old as of the start term requested
    An appropriate undergraduate major, relevent to the expected graduate major, is recommended. Other engineering majors may require additional time and coursework. See list of pre-approved undergraduate majors.

    Masters of Business Administration (MBA) Pathway

      Direct Admission 2-term Pathway 3-term Pathway
    Academic Requirements

    3.0+ GPA
    overall

    Entry is competitive
     

    2.5+ GPA
    overall 

    2.5+ GPA
    overall

    Undergraduate Degree Any major Any major Any major
    Language Requirements*

    91+
    iBT TOEFL (22 subscores)

    7.0+
    IELTS

    80+
    iBT TOEFL (16 subscores)

    6.5+
    IELTS (5.5 subscores) 

    Level 6
    Academic English completion (B grades in all classes)

    75+
    iBT TOEFL (16 subscores)
     

    6.5+
    IELTS (5.0 subscores)

    Level 6
    Academic English completion (B grades in all classes)

    Standardized Tests

    GMAT: 500 with min. 20 V, 20 Q, 20 IR, 4 AW

    GRE: total score of 304 with verbal and quantitative scores in at least the 30th percentile and an analytical writing score of 3.5

    GMAT: 500 with min. 20 V, 20 Q, 20 IR, 4 AW

    GRE: total score of 304 with verbal and quantitative scores in at least the 30th percentile and an analytical writing score of 3.5

    Not required for entry to Pathway program
    Other Requirements
     
    • No work experience required
    • Statement of objective
    • Current resume
    • Three reference letters
    None None

    * language scores must be less than two years old as of the start term requested​

    Public Health

      3-term Pathway
    Academic Requirements 2.75+ GPA
    overall and in final year of study
    Undergraduate Degree Any major
    Language Requirements*

    70+
    TOEFL iBT (16 subscores)
     

    6.0+
    IELTS (5.5 subscores)

    Level 5
    Academic English completion (C grades in all classes)

    7
    Password overall

    Standardized Tests None

      Chemistry (Materials, Organic and Physical)

        3-term Pathway
      Academic Requirements 2.75+ GPA
      overall and in final year of study
      Undergraduate Degree Same degree or closely related field
      Language Requirements*

      70+
      TOEFL iBT 

      6.0+
      IELTS 

      Level 5
      Academic English completion (C grades in all classes)

      7
      Password overall

      Standardized Tests Not required for entry to Pathway program

      Environmental Science

        3-term Pathway
      Academic Requirements 2.75+ GPA
      overall and in final year of study
       

      Undergraduate Degree

      Relevant major
      Language Requirements*

      70+
      TOEFL iBT (16 subscores)

      6.0+
      IELTS (5.5 subscores)

      Level 5
      Academic English completion (C grades in all classes)

      7
      Password overall

      Standardized Tests None

      Comparative Health Sciences

        3-term Pathway
      Academic Requirements

      3.2+ GPA
      overall and in final year

      Undergraduate Degree Any undergraduate degree will be consider. Students should have a strong university-level biology background.
      Language Requirements*

      70+
      iBT TOEFL (16 subscores)
       

      6.0+
      IELTS (5.0 subscores)

      Level 5
      Academic English completion (C grades in all classes)

      7
      Password overall

      Standardized Tests Not required

      * language scores must be less than two years old as of the start term requested

      Please note that academic performance is not the sole criterion for admission to the university. The university may evaluate a person's behavior and background to determine their ability to maintain the standards of academic and professional conduct expected at the university. An evaluation may take into consideration current behavior and performance as well as past experiences and actions. Simply qualifying for admission does not guarantee admission.