Graduate Pathway in Materials Chemistry

Do you want to study for a degree in the United States but need to improve English language skills or test scores? A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university. Students are guaranteed progression to an undergraduate degree program. We provide full integration with domestic and international students on campus from highly trained university instructors and tutors while giving you academic support throughout your program.

3-Term Pathway Curriculum

TERM 1 COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
ALS 162 Academic Reading/Writing 3
ALS 161 Academic/Listening/Speaking 3
CH 511 Inorganic Chemistry* 4
CH 507 Chemical Safety Seminar 1
CH 507 Seminar Attendance 1
CH 505 Reading and Conference 1
IEPA 005 GRE Preparation 0
Total 13

TERM 2 COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
WR 121 English Composition 3
ALS 181 English Composition Bridge 2
COMM 111 Public Speaking 3
CH 512 Inorganic Chemistry* 4
Total 12

TERM 3 COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
WR 327 Technical Writing 3
CH 513 Inorganic Chemistry* 4
CH 501 Research  3
ALS 81 INTO OSU STEM Success  2
Total 12
* For students who earn a B or higher grades, these courses will apply to graduate degree requirements. Chemistry classes will change accordingly to the area of concentration.

Degree Program Components

  • 45 credit hour program
  • 11 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 34 credit hours remaining towards degree

Career Paths

As a graduate of a Master's degree program at OSU, you might find work as a:

  • Chemist
  • Research scientist
  • Food scientist
  • Pharmaceutical researcher
  • Medical chemist
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Graduate Pathway in Materials Chemistry

How do I qualify?

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 3-Term Pathway
GPA: 2.75 overall AND in final year of study
Undergraduate degree: Chemistry or closely related field
Standardized test scores: None 
Work experience: None 
TOEFL iBT: 70
IELTS: 6.0
Password: 7
Academic English: Level 5 (C grades in all classes and a pass grade in all Pass/No Pass courses)

Visit OSU's Chemistry website for direct entry requirements.

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Graduate Pathway in Materials Chemistry

When can I start?

2016-17 Dates and Prices

Program Start Dates Tuition
3-Term Pathway September 13, 2016 $29,910

2017-18 Dates and Prices

Program Start Dates Tuition
3-Term Pathway September 13, 2017 $29,910

 

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Graduate Pathway in Materials Chemistry

What are the progression requirements?

After successfully completing the Pathway program and any additional requirements, you can enter an OSU graduate program. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression.

You must meet the following Oregon State University Pathway Progression criteria in order to progress: 

PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS

3-Term Standard Pathway

Academic Requirements:

  • 3.0 GPA cumulative for the last 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits) and 3.0 GPA cumulative in all Pathway courses (60 semester credits) and
  • C (or Pass) or higher grades in all Pathway courses

Language Requirements:

  • B or higher grades in all English Language courses or
  • TOEFL iBT 80 (18 subscores) or
  • IELTS 6.5

Standardized Test Requirements:

  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) quantitative score of 152 or higher
  • There are no other GRE requirements

What are my degree options after completing the INTO Pathway?

The INTO OSU Graduate Pathway in materials chemistry is designed to provide a route to the Oregon State University program in Materials Chemistry.

 

How will an INTO OSU Pathway and an OSU degree program prepare me for success after my studies?

We contribute top talent to the job market-new chemists who have had entrepreneurial and commercialization experience during their years studying at OSU. These men and women graduate work-ready, prepared to contribute to the economy, and impact the world.

The College of Sciences research spans across several disciplines and is focused in these strategic areas:

  • Improve human health with diagnosis, exploration and treatment
  • Develop and design new materials and chemical processes that lead the way to a sustainable future
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