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 Education

  • 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. Our faculty...

Agricultural Education

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

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Agricultural Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Department of Agricultural Education and Agricultural Sciences works closely with the College of Education to offer a valuable degree program that allows our students to be well prepared for faculty and administrative positions in universities, cooperative extension, supervisory, and administrative positions in state departments of...

Agricultural Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

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Animal Sciences

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

Our programs are supported by modern laboratories, field stations, and centralized farm services. The department has extensive livestock and poultry facilities within two miles of campus, including a high-producing dairy herd, two beef barns with a capacity for 125-head, a small confinement swine unit, horse research barns, and poultry flocks...

Animal Sciences

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

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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 leading to analytical and policy applications. The program emphasizes economic applications to real-world settings and crossdisciplinary collaborations in two primary fields: environmental and resource economics...

Applied Economics

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

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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 and hydrologic systems. Focus areas are in bioprocessing, biosystems analysis and water resource engineering/watershed analysis. 

Biological & Ecological Engineering

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

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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, plant physiology, and systematics.

Botany and Plant Pathology

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

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Crop Science

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

The Department of Crop and Soil Science offers 2 Crop Science graduate degrees with 3 areas of specialization, each with multiple disciplines and commodities.

Crop Science

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

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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

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

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Fisheries & Wildlife Administration

  • Professional Science Master (PSM)

The Professional Science Master's degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Administration (PSMFWA) provides advanced training for recent graduates of undergraduate programs looking to enter the workforce and early-career professionals employed by natural resources agencies, non-government organizations, and other entities with a need for expertise in...

Fisheries & Wildlife Administration

  • Professional Science Master (PSM)

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Fisheries Management

  • Graduate Certificate

The Fisheries or Wildlife Management Graduate Certificates prepare you to learn effective solutions to complex fisheries or wildlife management challenges at both local and international levels. You'll gain the knowledge needed to handle many different issues in the management of fisheries or wildlife resources.

Fisheries Management

  • Graduate Certificate

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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.)

Fisheries research in graduate studies involves 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, endangered species, conservation biology, and aquaculture.

Fisheries Science

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

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Food Science and Technology

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

Food processing and engineering research deals with basic and applied aspects of contemporary food technologies. Areas of emphasis include the measurement and modeling of thermo-physical properties of foods and the modeling of heat and mass transfer phenomena. Other studies deal with the use of high pressure as a means of food preservation...

Food Science and Technology

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

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Horticulture

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

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 wish direct training in research methods.

Horticulture

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

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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

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

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Microbiology

  • Master of Science (M.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,...

Microbiology

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

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Organic Agriculture

  • Graduate Certificate

Organic food production in the United States is booming, and your opportunity to positively influence this fast-developing market starts by earning your Graduate Certificate in Organic Agriculture online from Oregon State University.

Organic Agriculture

  • Graduate Certificate

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Rangeland Ecology and Management

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

Our programs are supported by modern laboratories, field stations, and centralized farm services. The department has extensive livestock and poultry facilities within two miles of campus, including a high-producing dairy herd, two beef barns with a capacity for 125-head, a small confinement swine unit, horse research barns, and poultry flocks...

Rangeland Ecology and Management

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

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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...

Soil Science

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

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Toxicology

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

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...

Toxicology

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

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Wildlife Management

  • Graduate Certificate

The Fisheries or Wildlife Management Graduate Certificates prepare you to learn effective solutions to complex fisheries or wildlife management challenges at both local and international levels. You'll gain the knowledge needed to handle many different issues in the management of fisheries or wildlife resources.

Wildlife Management

  • Graduate Certificate

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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.)

The wildlife graduate program in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife includes wildlife research concerning the interaction of wildlife with land uses, migratory waterfowl, upland game birds, forest bird communities, endangered species, population dynamics, and conservation biology.

Wildlife Science

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

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