Graduate Degrees

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

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Agricultural Sciences and Education

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

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.

The...

Agricultural Sciences and Education

  • Our department offers graduate teaching assistantships to students pursuing doctoral and master’s degrees. Assistantships are 9-month, part-time positions with the opportunity for summer teaching employment.

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Animal Sciences

  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Students have a unique opportunity to major in Animal Sciences or Rangeland Sciences. As a land grant university, Oregon State has a distinguished history of leading the way in research-based knowledge through experimentation and education. In addition to campuses in Corvallis, Bend, and Newport, OSU has faculty and specialists in every...

Animal Sciences

  • Graduate assistantships anrs.oregonstate.edu/anrs/how-apply A limited number of sponsored tuition and fee waivers are available to qualified candidates.

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Applied Economics

  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Our highly-ranked Applied Economics degrees train students in advanced economic theory and quantitative economic analysis methods. The program emphasizes economic applications to real-world settings and cross-disciplinary collaborations regarding the economics of the environment, resources, development, and agriculture.

The close...

Applied Economics

  • The Applied Economics Graduate Student Advisory Board serves as a platform to facilitate communication between students, faculty, and administration with a goal to impact pathways and experiences for the department’s graduate students.

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Biological & Ecological Engineering

  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Master of Engineering (MENG)
  • 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, ecological and hydrologic systems. Focus areas are in bioprocessing, include agricultural, biological, ecological biosystems analysis and water resource engineering and /watershed analysis.

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Biological & Ecological Engineering

  • The department and University also award several graduate fellowships and scholarships to outstanding students. For more information see the Graduate School’s Financing Your Education website at gradschool.oregonstate.edu/finance.

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Botany and Plant Pathology

  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology offers graduate programs in the following areas of concentration: ecology, genetics, genomics and computational biology, molecular and cellular biology, mycology, plant pathology, host-microbe interactions ,plant physiology, and systematics. Our students learn about plants at all levels of...

Botany and Plant Pathology

  • The Graduate Students Association (GSA) provides a handbook and an orientation program for new graduate students and sponsors social and professional activities throughout the year.

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Crop Science

  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Department of Crop and Soil Science has a dynamic research community, bolstered by our graduate students, dedicated to using innovative methods to expand our basic and applied knowledge of field crops, cropping systems, soils, agricultural watersheds, and crop-related entomology. Many academic disciplines are represented; crop physiology...

Crop Science

  • Graduate students in Crop and Soil Science regularly organize social activities and community interactions. The Crop and Soil Science Graduate Student Committee provides support and information to students as needed.

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Entomology

  • Master of Science (M.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,...

Entomology

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Fisheries & Wildlife Administration

  • Professional Science Master (PSM)

We educate our students to think critically and evaluate problems from a strong background in basic and applied science, fundamental ecological principles, and consideration of social influences on conservation. Our faculty and students focus on a wide variety of topics from genes to human-ecological systems to coastal sciences. We are at the...

Fisheries & Wildlife Administration

  • A limited number of employment opportunities are available for Professional Masters Sciences students. The Coalition of Graduate Employees (CGE) represents the interests and rights of Oregon State University’s graduate employees through the...

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Fisheries Management

  • Graduate Certificate

We educate our students to think critically and evaluate problems from a strong background in basic and applied science, fundamental ecological principles, and consideration of social influences on conservation. Our faculty and students focus on a wide variety of topics from genes to human-ecological systems to coastal sciences. We are at the...

Fisheries Management

  • Research and teaching assistantships are not available for these degree types but we offer a number of departmental scholarships.

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Fisheries Science

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

We educate our students to think critically and evaluate problems from a strong background in basic and applied science, fundamental ecological principles, and consideration of social influences on conservation. Our faculty and students focus on a wide variety of topics from genes to human-ecological systems to coastal sciences. We are at the...

Fisheries Science

  • The Fisheries and Wildlife Graduate Student Association is a resource for fisheries and wildlife graduate students to enhance their education and their community. fw.oregonstate.edu/fisheries-and-wildlife/fisheries-andwildlife- graduate-student-...

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Food Science and Technology

  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Department of Food Science and Technology offers graduate programs leading toward the Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. A variety of research specializations are available covering the chemical, physical, microbiological, and sensory properties of foods.

Food processing and engineering research deals with...

Food Science and Technology

  • The department and University also award several graduate fellowships and scholarships to outstanding students. For more information see the Graduate School’s Financing Your Education website at gradschool.oregonstate.edu/finance

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Horticulture

  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Department of Horticulture offers graduate work leading to the Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees. The MS and PhD degrees culminate in original research reported in a thesis and are often pursued by students interested in research related careers, or who are seeking direct training in research methods. The...

Horticulture

  • OSU chapter of Pi Alpha Xi is the national honor society in horticulture. The OSU chapter engages in community service, conducts outreach, and sponsors educational and professional leadership activities.

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Interdisciplinary Studies

  • 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.

Interdisciplinary Studies

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Microbiology

  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The OSU Microbiology department offers a multidisciplinary graduate training program that encompasses field microbiology, pathogenic microbiology, cellular biology, and quantitative genome science. Research strengths within the department include aquatic animal disease (including coral reef health), genome evolution, microbiome science, and...

Microbiology

  • The University awards several graduate fellowships and scholarships to outstanding students. For more information see the Graduate School’s Financing Your Education website at gradschool.oregonstate.edu/finance.

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Organic Agriculture

  • Graduate Certificate

The Department of Crop and Soil Science has a dynamic research community, bolstered by our graduate students, dedicated to using innovative methods to expand our basic and applied knowledge of field crops, cropping systems, soils, agricultural watersheds, and crop-related entomology. Many academic disciplines are represented; crop physiology...

Organic Agriculture

  • The department and University also award several graduate fellowships and scholarships to outstanding students. For more information see the Graduate School’s Financing Your Education website at https://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/finance

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Rangeland Ecology and Management

  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Students have a unique opportunity to major in Animal Sciences or Rangeland Sciences. As a land grant university, Oregon State has a distinguished history of leading the way in research-based knowledge through experimentation and education. In addition to campuses in Corvallis, Bend, and Newport, OSU has faculty and specialists in every...

Rangeland Ecology and Management

  • Graduate assistantships anrs.oregonstate.edu/anrs/how-apply A limited number of sponsored tuition and fee waivers are available to qualified candidates.

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Soil Science

  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Department of Crop and Soil Science has a dynamic research community, bolstered by our graduate students, dedicated to using innovative methods to expand our basic and applied knowledge of field crops, cropping systems, soils, agricultural watersheds, and crop-related entomology. Many academic disciplines are represented; crop physiology...

Soil Science

  • Assistantships to support new students are typically associated with external grants or contracts to individual faculty.

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Toxicology

  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Graduate programs in the Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology provide comprehensive course work and training to prepare prospective toxicologist and environmental health scientists for careers in academia, government, and industry.

Our integrated curriculum, combining both the biological and physical sciences, offers...

Toxicology

  • Doctoral students are provided with graduate research assistantships for up to 5 years, at the discretion of the mentor.

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Wildlife Management

  • Graduate Certificate

We educate our students to think critically and evaluate problems from a strong background in basic and applied science, fundamental ecological principles, and consideration of social influences on conservation. Our faculty and students focus on a wide variety of topics from genes to human-ecological systems to coastal sciences. We are at the...

Wildlife Management

  • Research and teaching assistantships are not available for these degree types but we offer a number of departmental scholarships.

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Wildlife Science

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

We educate our students to think critically and evaluate problems from a strong background in basic and applied science, fundamental ecological principles, and consideration of social influences on conservation. Our faculty and students focus on a wide variety of topics from genes to human-ecological systems to coastal sciences. We are at the...

Wildlife Science

  • In addition to GRA and GTA support we offer a number of departmental scholarships, students can apply for funding to cover publishing expenses, and can apply for funding to cover travel expenses.

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