What grades/GRE scores/TOEFL scores are required?

We do look at your entire application. If you are deficient in one aspect, but strong in everything else, we may overlook a poor score. However, these are some general guidelines to help you access your chances of admission.

First, OSU requires at least a 3.0 GPA. We can apply for an exemption if, for example, your GPA was low when you started college, but you've pulled it up since then. We expect you to do well (A's and maybe a B or two) in math and science classes. If art and literature classes are keeping your GPA above 3.0, that's not a good sign. If all of your math and science classes are B's and C's, then you should probably re-consider why you want to get a graduate degree in science.

In terms of GRE scores, there's not really a hard and fast rule. If your quantitative score is in the 700's (> 69th percentile for the new test), you're fine. If your score is between 600 and 700 (> 50th percentile), then the rest of your application needs to be strong. We rarely admit anyone with a quantitative score below the 50th percentile. We pay much less attention to the verbal score, though obviously a high score won't hurt.

OSU requires a TOEFL score of 80 for the Internet version of the test, with a minimum score of 18 on each section.