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Oregon State University

  • Corvallis, OR
  • Public
  • Small
  • 48%52%
    student ratio
  • 3,850
    total students
  • $11,664 | $19,197
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition


OSU's Vision

The OSU Graduate School's vision is to position OSU as a global leader in graduate training in support of OSU's 3 signature areas of distinction:

- Health Planet: Advancing the Science of Sustainable Earth Ecosystems

- Healthy People: Improving Human Health and Wellness

- Healthy Economy: Promoting Economic Growth and Social Progress

The Graduate School at OSU strives to produce leaders who are recognized not only for their scholarship, scientific and technical expertise, but also for their professionalism and understanding of the enterprise of which they will be a part.

Graduate Studies at Oregon State University

Oregon State University offers an outstanding learning and living environment with a graduate faculty committed to helping students achieve academic and career goals.

Oregon State has earned a worldwide reputation for excellence in teaching and research. This includes the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation -- the classification reserved for universities with "very high research activity."

Oregon State offers more than 80 graduate programs in fields including engineering, forestry, oceanography, agriculture, life sciences, liberal arts, health and human sciences, environmental sciences, business, and education. Most programs have flexible options to tailor a degree plan to meet individual goals.

Members of the graduate faculty take an active role in guiding each student's academic program. Faculty members are selected for their academic training, experience, demonstrated creativity and scholarship and ability to direct and advise graduate students.

Oregon State offers world-class laboratories, clean rooms and other research facilities, along with a modern library containing more than 2 million volumes and comprehensive special collections in a variety of disciplines.

OSU's diverse student body includes more than 4,500 graduate students from all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. OSU encourages applications from people of all backgrounds. Graduate students at OSU will find multiple opportunities here to solve complex problems, discover new ideas, and make a positive difference in the world.

For a list of majors and minors, interested students should visit Graduate Programs at OSU

Research at Oregon State

Oregon State University is Oregon's premier public research university, attracting nearly $281 million in research funding in 2012. Students and faculty members are actively pursuing research projects on a range of significant issues at the state, national, and international levels.

Research resources include 11 colleges, agricultural experiment stations and forest research laboratories located across the state, a marine science center, the world's largest tsunami research basin, and nearly 50 research centers and institutes.

Oregon State ranks among the top 100 universities in the U.S. in total research and development spending. The National Science Foundation ranks Oregon State 15th among all U.S. universities in R&D spending in the environmental sciences.

Oregon State's research has a significant impact on social issues such as disease prevention, the livability of rural communities, understanding and protecting the environment, boosting K-12 and community college education, and helping Oregon prepare for a population that is aging and becoming more ethnically and culturally diverse.

For research information, interested students should visit Research at OSU.

Corvallis and Oregon

Corvallis is a friendly, vibrant college town of 54,500 in the heart of Western Oregon's Willamette Valley. Corvallis consistently ranks among the best and safest cities to live in the U.S., and it's also among the smartest, most innovative, and most environmentally responsible.

It's easy to get around Corvallis. There are miles of bike lanes and free city bus service. Within easy walking distance from campus, downtown Corvallis offers an eclectic mix of restaurants, brew pubs, art galleries, and shops. Corvallis is also a hub for virtually unlimited recreation, with the Pacific Coast and the mountains of the Cascades Range nearby. Portland, Oregon's largest city, is just 90 minutes away.

For more information about Graduate School at OSU, interested students should visit the Graduate School at OSU website.

Location & Contact

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR 97331
United States

Graduate School

Phone: 541-737-4881
Fax: 541-737-3313

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Colleges, Departments, and Programs

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$11,664
    • Out-of-state tuition *$19,197
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year fees$1,446.00
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students3850
    • Female Percentage48%
    • Male Percentage52%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students3850
    • Part-time Percentage17%
    • Full-time Percentage83%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / LatinoNot Reported
    • Black / African AmericanNot Reported
    • White / CaucasianNot Reported
    • American Indian / Alaskan NativeNot Reported
    • AsianNot Reported
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more racesNot Reported
    • UnknownNot Reported


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty1,082
    • Full-time Percentage88%
    • Part-time Percentage12%
    • Female Percentage36%
    • Male Percentage64%





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