Graduate programs within the College of Science offer top-quality training and advanced degrees in biological sciences, physics, chemistry, geology, geography, statistics, mathematics, science and mathematics education, and many interdisciplinary fields.

Prospective graduate students should contact the Departments and Programs directly to get information about applying for admission. Some units accept preliminary applications at no cost to the prospective graduate student.

Future Graduate Students (OSU website with general information)

Departments with graduate programs in Science


Biochemistry & Biophysics  (Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics)

Chemistry (Department of Chemistry)

Geosciences (Department of Geosciences)

Mathematics (Department of Mathematics)

Microbiology (Department of Microbiology)

Physics (Department of Physics)

Science & Mathematics Education (Dept Science and Mathematics Education)

Statistics (Department of Statistics)

Zoology (Department of Zoology)

Interdisciplinary graduate programs and research areas


Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology

Environmental Sciences Program

Ecosystem Informatics

Subsurface Biosphere Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

MCB - Molecular & Cellular Biology Program

Professional Science Master's Degree Programs

Water Resources Graduate Program

Research units: Centers and Institutes


Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing (CGRB)

Environmental Health Sciences Center (EHSC)

Institute for Water and Watersheds (IWW)

Linus Pauling Institute (LPI)

Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI)

Partnership for Interdisciplinary Study of Coastal Oceans (PISCO)

Subsurface Biosphere Initiative (SBI)

Survey Research Center (SRC)

Fellowships and Scholarships

Departments and programs have a variety of funding sources to support graduates students and should be contacted directly for more information.

OSU Fellowships and Scholarships

IGERT Fellowships in Ecosystem Informatics

IGERT Fellowships in Subsurface Biosphere

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