Graduate Admissions

Graduate Admissions


The School of Graduate Studies specifies general admission requirements. Application materials are obtained from and returned to:

The School of Graduate Studies,
Utah State University,
Logan, UT 84322-0900

Phone: (435) 797-1189

To apply for graduate admission click here.

A non-refundable application fee of $55 must accompany application forms.

General Admission requirements include:

  1. Two official transcripts sent directly to the School of Graduate Studies from each college or university previously attended (except USU). A bachelor's degree from an accredited college, with a 3.0 GPA for the last 90 quarter or 60 semester credits earned, is required.
  2. Completion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Scores must be sent directly to the Graduate School.
  3. Student recommendation request forms (included in application material) should be used to request three people to submit letters of recommendation (two of which should be from faculty from whom you have taken course work) directly to the Graduate School.
  4. International students from non-English-speaking countries must score a minimum of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL.) If an International student has a degree from a university in an English-speaking country, the TOEFL is not required. Students not meeting these requirements must take the English Language Placement Test at USU to determine need to register for the Intensive English Program or academic studies.


Department Admission Requirements

Applicants should have satisfactory (3.0 GPA or better) grades in completion of previous degree programs.

The GRE exam is required and a score equal to or above the 40th percentile in the verbal and quantitative sections is desirable.

Applicants for a graduate program in animal or dairy science should have completed a BS undergraduate program similar to the science specialization of the USU animal science or dairy science BS degree. This background includes the following courses and their prerequisites:

  • Biol 1210 and 1220 or their equivalents
  • Chem 2310 and 2320 or their equivalents
  • Math 1050 and Stat 1040 or their equivalents

Applicants with deficiencies in these areas may be admitted to the graduate program subject to the completion of remedial course work specified by the department. Other preparatory courses may be specified by the student's supervisory committee.

Applicants to the bioveterinary science graduate program should have a degree in bioveterinary science, biology, microbiology, chemistry, or one of the animal sciences. Preveterinary students oriented towards graduate research studies are strongly encouraged to apply.