Graduate program requirements, deadlines, and application processes can be found at the Graduate School.

Degree Level Unit
Agricultural Education

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.

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

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.

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

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences
Applied Economics (MS/MA)

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.

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

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.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Department of Applied Economics
Biological & Ecological Engineering Masters

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.

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

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering
Botany and Plant Pathology Masters

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

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

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.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Department of Botany and Plant Pathology
Crop Science Graduate Program

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

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

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/.

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

 

Professional Science Master (PSM) Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Fisheries Management 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.

Graduate Certificate Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Fisheries Science M.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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Department of Horticulture
Plant Breeding and Genetics

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.

Master of Science (M.S.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Department of Horticulture
Rangeland Ecology and Management

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Graduate Certificate Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Wildlife Science

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.

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