Application Instructions for the Master's Industrial Internship Program in chemistry or applied physics. Please read the following instructions completely before attempting to complete the online application.

Application Deadline:
The priority deadeline for the next cohort is February 15th, 2017, for classes beginning June 2017.

We are no longer considering applications for 2016. If you have questions about the program, please contact Lynde Ritzow at

In order to complete the online application process, you must:

1. Prepare a candidate's statement.
In approximately 500 words, please describe any relevant scientific experience you have that makes you a strong candidate for this program. In addition to your academic qualifications, your statement should incorporate your potential strengths as an employee in industry and why you feel this program is a good fit for your career goals. You can do this in advance in another application program and then copy and paste it into the appropriate space on the form. You may also download the documents directly.

2. Submit three letters of recommentation.
Request to have three letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf by faculty and/or supervisors. Though your recommenders will be notified by email that you have applied and requested a letter, it is up to you to ensure they have actually filled out the online recommendation form, so make sure they know to expect to hear from us. Once you have filled out the application, we will notify you as your letters of support arrive.

3. Submit your transcripts.
Two sets of transcripts are required. One submitted with your application and one sent to the the Admissions Office.

With your application:
Submit transcripts of all your undergraduate and graduate work (including work at the University of Oregon) by uploading copies directly to the application. If you're unable to upload, or prefer to send official documents, you can mail them to:

Lynde Ritzow
Graduate Internship Program
1252 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403

To the Admission Office:
If you've already completed your degree
, you need to send an official copy to the admissions office at the address below. If your degree is still in progress, you will need to send an official copy to the admissions office once your degree is conferred.

Office of Admissions
1217 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403

4. Apply for Summer Term.
The program begins summer term. If you have questions about this, please contact Lynde Ritzow:

5. Fill out the application for the appropriate major.
Very important. The majors are listed alphabetically under the College of Arts and Sciences. If you choose a general chemistry, physics or biology major, you will be applying to the PhD. program. Please choose the following from the drop-down menu:

Physics - choose "Applied Physics - Internship Master's."

Chemistry - choose "Chemistry - Internship Master's."

6. Take the TOEFL if you are a non-native speaker.
The Test of English as a Foreign Language is required for non-native speakers of English. Requests to waive the TOEFL requirement or for permission to be admitted with the intent to take the exam upon arrival will not be accommodated. The minimum acceptable TOEFL score for admission to this program is 620 (105 for the new iBT version), which is higher than the University of Oregon minimum.

We will also accept the IELTS in lieu of the TOEFL. Our minimum score requirement is 7.5.

7. If you are an international student, see additional university requirements:

8. Contact us if you have questions or problems with the application. We're here to help:

Lynde Ritzow, Director Recruitment and Marketing OR 541-346-6835


Applicants under consideration will be interviewed during the candidate review process.

We will email you within five days of receiving your online application. If you do not hear from us, there may have been a transmission error. Please contact us directly at the number or email above so we can help.

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Please feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions about applying. Thanks!