In order to apply to the CRES program you must have earned or will earn, before orientation, a bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year US institution or a degree equal to a US four-year bachelor’s degree.
You do not need to be a JD student.
Variety is the spice of life. We encourage and accept all undergraduate majors and minors and do not have a GPA minimum. Entrance exams are not required but are strongly encouraged.
For international students, you must prove English language proficiency and provide financial verification after acceptance. Proficiency is most commonly addressed with a TOEFL score report with an exam date of no more than two years ago.
The necessary steps for the application process can vary depending on your status.
|Application Type||Deadline||Decision notification||deadline to accept|
|Early Bird||December 1, 2021||January 2022||April 2022|
|Priority*||February 1, 2022||Early March 2022||April 2022|
|Rolling Application*||August 31, 2022||2–3 weeks after interview||Varies|
*Apply by the priority deadline to be considered for a CRES Admissions Scholarship.
Currently Admitted/Enrolled UO Graduate Students
Students currently enrolled in a graduate degree program at the University of Oregon can apply using the Application for Graduate Certificate form.
Prospective Students Not Currently Enrolled in a Graduate Academic Program at the UO
Admission to the University of Oregon Graduate school is required, even if you are only planning to complete the certificate program. The process for application can be found below.