Take your education to the next level with one of our advanced degrees, or broaden your skillset by completing a graduate certificate. Graduate program requirements, deadlines, and application processes can be found at the Graduate School.

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Master's Degrees

Department of Agricultural Education and Agricultural Sciences
Master of Science (M.S.), Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (M.A.I.S.)

The Agricultural Education degree is a graduate degree and licensure program with the primary mission to prepare qualified agricultural educators for a variety of roles in education and agriculture. The department provides a primary source of teachers of agriculture and offers service and leadership to the teaching profession.

Learn more about the Agricultural Education degree offered through: Corvallis Campus.

Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences
Master of Science (M.S.), Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (M.A.I.S.)

Graduate students may pursue research projects through the Agricultural Experiment Station as part of their programs for MS degrees. Graduate areas of concentration are offered in animal nutrition, animal behavior, dairy production, embryo physiology, endocrinology, ethology, growth and development, livestock management, muscle biology and meat science, nutritional biochemistry, reproductive physiology and systems biology.

Learn more about the Animal Sciences degree offered through: Corvallis Campus.

Department of Applied Economics
Master of Science (M.S.), Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (M.A.I.S.)

Oregon State University’s Graduate Program in Applied Economics awards the PhD and MS degrees in Applied Economics. The program includes rigorous core courses in economic theory, econometrics, and other quantitative methods; courses in one or more concentration areas selected from the economics of natural resources and environment, trade and development, marine resources, and rural development; and a PhD dissertation, MS thesis, or MS project paper. Emphasis is on the use of economic theory and quantitative methods to examine important real-world problems, paying significant attention to the relevant contexts, institutions, and data.

Learn more about the Applied Economics (MS/MA) degree offered through: Corvallis Campus.

Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering
Master of Science (M.S.), Master of Engineering (MENG)

The graduate program in Biological & Ecological Engineering deals with diverse issues in the design and analysis of a wide range of biological and hydrologic systems. Focus areas are in bioprocessing, biosystems analysis and water resource engineering/watershed analysis.

Learn more about the Biological & Ecological Engineering degree offered through: Corvallis Campus.

Department of Botany and Plant Pathology
Master of Science (M.S.), Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (M.A.I.S.)

Students with majors in any one area can incorporate into their programs minors in other areas within the department or in other departments in the Colleges of Science, Agricultural Sciences, and Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences

Learn more about the Botany and Plant Pathology degree offered through: Corvallis Campus.

Department of Crop and Soil Science
Master of Science (M.S.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

M.S. and Ph.D. programs are organized around 3 main areas of specialization:  Agronomy, Plant Breeding and Genetics, and Entomology.

Learn more about the Crop Science degree offered through: Corvallis Campus.

Department of Horticulture
Master of Science (M.S.), Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (M.A.I.S.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Entomology Graduate Program offers qualified candidates opportunities for graduate study and research leading to the Master of Arts, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. In keeping with traditional areas of strength at the university, a number of major research programs in entomology deal with problems in agriculture, forestry, and environmental quality. Integrated pest management techniques are emphasized in the solution of many of these problems.

There are no specific course requirements for entomology graduate degrees. Each student will work with their major professor and/or graduate committee to establish a program of study.

For additional information on the Entomology Graduate Program, see the program website at http://entomology.oregonstate.edu/.

Learn more about the Entomology degree offered through: Corvallis Campus.

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Professional Science Master (PSM)

 

Learn more about the Fisheries and Wildlife Administration degree offered through: Corvallis Campus, Ecampus.

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Master of Science (M.S.), Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (M.A.I.S.)

The Fisheries Science graduate program provides students with the opportunity to study with faculty that have expertise in a diverse array of disciplines including fish ecology, quantitative analyses of marine and freshwater fish populations, water quality, fish systematics, fish and invertebrate physiology, stream ecology, modeling of aquatic ecosystems, land use interactions, conservation genetics, endangered species, conservation biology, conservation psychology, habitat restoration, and aquaculture.

Learn more about the Fisheries Science degree offered through: Corvallis Campus.

Department of Food Science and Technology
Master of Science (M.S.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

We offer graduate programs leading to both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Although most of our graduate students have Food Science or Fermentation Science backgrounds, a number of our students have prior degrees in engineering, chemistry, and a variety of other areas. We attract students from around the world as well as from throughout the United States.

Learn more about the Food Science and Technology degree offered through: Corvallis Campus.

Department of Horticulture
Master of Science (M.S.)

The M.S. degree consists of course work and original research, which is reported in a thesis. The research is performed under the guidance of the major professor. The study program, i.e., the list of graduate courses to be taken, is developed under the guidance of the major professor and a committee of graduate faculty organized by the student and the major professor. The graduate committee evaluates the thesis and the student’s knowledge of his or her field in a final oral examination.

Learn more about the Horticulture degree offered through: Corvallis Campus.

Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (M.A.I.S.)

The Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) degree program is designed to permit students to formulate programs that integrate work from three separate disciplines. Breadth of study is important in designing the program. A research paper or thesis offers the opportunity to integrate the three disciplines.

Learn more about the Interdisciplinary Studies degree offered through: Corvallis Campus.

Department of Microbiology
Master of Science (M.S.), Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (M.A.I.S.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Our research covers a broad range of subjects involving viruses, bacteria and parasites, and their roles in the health of the environment and humans, animals and plants.  Microbiology faculty are strongly multidisciplinary and also train graduate students enrolled in related programs such as Molecular & Cellular Biology, Soil Science, Fisheries & Wildlife, and Oceanography. Graduate students are major contributors to the research output of the department. This program is a shared program between College of Science and College of Agricultural Sciences.

Learn more about the Microbiology degree offered through: Corvallis Campus.

Department of Horticulture
Master of Science (M.S.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Plant Breeding and Genetics (PB&G) Program at Oregon State University embodies the Land Grant mission of integrated research, teaching and extension in the context of cultivar development and fundamental genetics.

Learn more about the Plant Breeding and Genetics degree offered through: Corvallis Campus.

Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences
Master of Science (M.S.), Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (M.A.I.S.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Graduate work leading to MS, or PhD degrees may involve research on domestic or wild animals, rangeland nutrition, community ecology, physiology of rangeland plants, rangeland improvement, rangeland watershed and riparian zone management, rangeland restoration, utilization and management, agroforestry and landscape ecology.

Learn more about the Rangeland Ecology and Management degree offered through: Corvallis Campus.

Department of Crop and Soil Science
Master of Science (M.S.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

We offer graduate programs, with specialization in various fields of soil science, leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Supporting course work is chosen for each student from the basic sciences and other related fields. Original research is an essential part of M.S. and Ph.D. programs. Each program is individually designed by the student and his or her graduate committee. The student chooses a major professor and representatives of the major and two minor fields of study.

Learn more about the Soil Science degree offered through: Corvallis Campus.

Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology
Master of Science (M.S.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Graduate training in the Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology (EMT) provides the necessary knowledge, skills, encouragement, and guidance to assist our students in the successful achievement of their educational and early career professional goals. EMT offers a highly collegial and exceptionally collaborative, research and training environment dedicated to the success and advancement of all EMT students, faculty and staff. The program provides students with a fundamental understanding of the interdisciplinary science of toxicology, and prepares them for leadership positions in research and development, academia, government, or professional services.

Learn more about the Toxicology degree offered through: Corvallis Campus.

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Master of Science (M.S.), Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (M.A.I.S.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Wildlife Science graduate program provides students with the opportunity to study with faculty that have diverse taxonomic and disciplinary expertise including but limited to the ecology and conservation of birds, mammals (including marine mammals) and amphibians, behavioral ecology, interaction of wildlife with land uses, population ecology, ecosystem ecology, endangered species, conservation psychology, habitat restoration, conservation biology, and conservation genetics.

Learn more about the Wildlife Science degree offered through: Corvallis Campus.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Graduate students may pursue research projects through the Agricultural Experiment Station as part of their programs for PhD degrees. Graduate areas of concentration are offered in animal nutrition, animal behavior, dairy production, embryo physiology, endocrinology, ethology, growth and development, livestock management, muscle biology and meat science, nutritional biochemistry, reproductive physiology and systems biology.

Learn more about the Animal Sciences degree offered through: Corvallis Campus.

Department of Applied Economics
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Applied Economics PhD program provides training valuable for success in academic, analytical, and policy positions. Students focus on quantitative economic analysis of problems and policies in areas primarily related to natural resources and the environment, trade, development, energy, marine and coastal resources, and health care.

Learn more about the Applied Economics degree offered through: Corvallis Campus.

Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The graduate program in Biological & Ecological Engineering deals with diverse issues in the design and analysis of a wide range of biological and hydrologic systems. Focus areas are in bioprocessing, biosystems analysis and water resource engineering/watershed analysis.

Learn more about the Biological & Ecological Engineering degree offered through: Corvallis Campus.

Department of Botany and Plant Pathology
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Department offers graduate programs leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Botany and Plant Pathology, with opportunities for specialization in the following areas of concentration: Ecology, Genetics, Genomics and Computational Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Mycology, Plant Pathology, Plant Physiology, and Systematics.  Faculty members in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology also serve as major professors in interdisciplinary graduate programs in  Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Environmental Sciences.

Learn more about the Botany and Plant Pathology degree offered through: Corvallis Campus.

Department of Crop and Soil Science
Master of Science (M.S.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

M.S. and Ph.D. programs are organized around 3 main areas of specialization:  Agronomy, Plant Breeding and Genetics, and Entomology.

Learn more about the Crop Science degree offered through: Corvallis Campus.

Department of Horticulture
Master of Science (M.S.), Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (M.A.I.S.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Entomology Graduate Program offers qualified candidates opportunities for graduate study and research leading to the Master of Arts, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. In keeping with traditional areas of strength at the university, a number of major research programs in entomology deal with problems in agriculture, forestry, and environmental quality. Integrated pest management techniques are emphasized in the solution of many of these problems.

There are no specific course requirements for entomology graduate degrees. Each student will work with their major professor and/or graduate committee to establish a program of study.

For additional information on the Entomology Graduate Program, see the program website at http://entomology.oregonstate.edu/.

Learn more about the Entomology degree offered through: Corvallis Campus.

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Fisheries Science graduate program provides students with the opportunity to study with faculty that have expertise in a diverse array of disciplines including fish ecology, quantitative analyses of marine and freshwater fish populations, water quality, fish systematics, fish and invertebrate physiology, stream ecology, modeling of aquatic ecosystems, land use interactions, conservation genetics, endangered species, conservation biology, conservation psychology, habitat restoration, and aquaculture.

Learn more about the Fisheries Science degree offered through: Corvallis Campus.

Department of Food Science and Technology
Master of Science (M.S.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

We offer graduate programs leading to both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Although most of our graduate students have Food Science or Fermentation Science backgrounds, a number of our students have prior degrees in engineering, chemistry, and a variety of other areas. We attract students from around the world as well as from throughout the United States.

Learn more about the Food Science and Technology degree offered through: Corvallis Campus.

Department of Horticulture
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Ph.D. in Horticulture is granted for proven ability in research and scholarship. The student conducts research under the guidance of the major professor with input from the student’s doctoral committee. The doctoral committee consists of a minimum of five members of the graduate faculty, including at least two from the Department of Horticulture and a representative from the Graduate Council.

Learn more about the Horticulture degree offered through: Corvallis Campus.

Department of Microbiology
Master of Science (M.S.), Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (M.A.I.S.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Our research covers a broad range of subjects involving viruses, bacteria and parasites, and their roles in the health of the environment and humans, animals and plants.  Microbiology faculty are strongly multidisciplinary and also train graduate students enrolled in related programs such as Molecular & Cellular Biology, Soil Science, Fisheries & Wildlife, and Oceanography. Graduate students are major contributors to the research output of the department. This program is a shared program between College of Science and College of Agricultural Sciences.

Learn more about the Microbiology degree offered through: Corvallis Campus.

Department of Horticulture
Master of Science (M.S.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Plant Breeding and Genetics (PB&G) Program at Oregon State University embodies the Land Grant mission of integrated research, teaching and extension in the context of cultivar development and fundamental genetics.

Learn more about the Plant Breeding and Genetics degree offered through: Corvallis Campus.

Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences
Master of Science (M.S.), Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (M.A.I.S.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Graduate work leading to MS, or PhD degrees may involve research on domestic or wild animals, rangeland nutrition, community ecology, physiology of rangeland plants, rangeland improvement, rangeland watershed and riparian zone management, rangeland restoration, utilization and management, agroforestry and landscape ecology.

Learn more about the Rangeland Ecology and Management degree offered through: Corvallis Campus.

Department of Crop and Soil Science
Master of Science (M.S.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

We offer graduate programs, with specialization in various fields of soil science, leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Supporting course work is chosen for each student from the basic sciences and other related fields. Original research is an essential part of M.S. and Ph.D. programs. Each program is individually designed by the student and his or her graduate committee. The student chooses a major professor and representatives of the major and two minor fields of study.

Learn more about the Soil Science degree offered through: Corvallis Campus.

Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology
Master of Science (M.S.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Graduate training in the Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology (EMT) provides the necessary knowledge, skills, encouragement, and guidance to assist our students in the successful achievement of their educational and early career professional goals. EMT offers a highly collegial and exceptionally collaborative, research and training environment dedicated to the success and advancement of all EMT students, faculty and staff. The program provides students with a fundamental understanding of the interdisciplinary science of toxicology, and prepares them for leadership positions in research and development, academia, government, or professional services.

Learn more about the Toxicology degree offered through: Corvallis Campus.

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Master of Science (M.S.), Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (M.A.I.S.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Wildlife Science graduate program provides students with the opportunity to study with faculty that have diverse taxonomic and disciplinary expertise including but limited to the ecology and conservation of birds, mammals (including marine mammals) and amphibians, behavioral ecology, interaction of wildlife with land uses, population ecology, ecosystem ecology, endangered species, conservation psychology, habitat restoration, conservation biology, and conservation genetics.

Learn more about the Wildlife Science degree offered through: Corvallis Campus.

Graduate Certificates

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Graduate Certificate

The graduate certificate is an 18 credit hour credential designed to help individuals prepare to apply to graduate school in a similar discipline, advance in your current position as a wildlife professional, and provide graduate course work that can contribute to your qualifications for agency employment or certification by professional societies.  It is available online or on campus.

Learn more about the Fisheries Management certificate offered through: Corvallis Campus, Ecampus.

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Graduate Certificate

The graduate certificate is an 18 credit hour credential designed to help individuals prepare to apply to graduate school in a similar discipline, advance in your current position as a wildlife professional, and provide graduate course work that can contribute to your qualifications for agency employment or certification by professional societies.  It is available online or on campus.

Learn more about the Wildlife Management certificate offered through: Corvallis Campus, Ecampus.