M.Sc. On Campus

Fisheries Science

Oregon State University

24 months
11100 USD/year
11100 USD/year
5748 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Fisheries Science graduate program offered by the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University provides students with the opportunity to study with faculty that have expertise in a diverse array of disciplines including but not limited to fish ecology, quantitative analyses of marine and freshwater fish populations, water quality and fish systematics.


In addition to our traditional faculty, the Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Oregon State University resides with the department and Unit scientists teach graduate level courses and maintain active graduate research programs funded in part by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Biological Resources Division of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Graduate faculty are located on the main Corvallis campus, Hatfield Marine Science Center, location of the Marine Mammal Institute, and at the Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center.

The Department of Fisheries Science and Wildlife aspires to preeminence among academic programs in ecology, management, and conservation biology in terrestrial, freshwater aquatic, and marine ecosystems. We are dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge in conservation of biodiversity, natural resource management, and the sustainable use of natural resources. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Aquaculture, 
  • Conservation biology, 
  • Fish genetics,
  • Ichthyology, 
  • Limnology, 
  • Parasites and diseases, 
  • Physiology and ecology of marine and freshwater fishes, 
  • Stream ecology,
  • Toxicology, 
  • Water pollution biology.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A four-year baccalaureate degree
  • Academic Records/Transcripts 
  • Test Scores
  • Letters of Reference
  • Resident Alien/Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)
  • Financial Documentation (INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS ONLY)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    11100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5550 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    11100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5550 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    5748 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2874 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Corvallis

1397 - 2488 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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Updated over a year ago

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