M.Sc. On Campus

Water Resources Policy and Management

Oregon State University

24 months
19602 USD/year
19602 USD/year
10384 USD/year
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Students enrolled in the Water Resources Policy and Management program at Oregon State University will be broadly trained to undertake careers in managing water resources and in guiding or making water resource policy decisions. 


Key facts:

  • Graduates will be trained in public administration, policy theory, and will have practical experience in the professional arena, either through internships conducted as part of the degree program or (in some cases) through previous work experience.
  • Graduates of the Water Resources Policy and Management program at Oregon State University will be able to conduct thorough policy analyses of water resource-related issues that can help inform policy decisions in the public and private sector. Students should have a B.S. or B.A. degree from an accredited institution emphasizing natural resources, management, or policy, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale), and satisfactory GRE scores (determined by the Water Resources curriculum committee).
  • In addition to the Water Resources program core courses (6 credits), students in the WRPM program will be required to take 9 credits of methods and numerical skills courses, 6 credits of basic water science courses, 23 credits of policy and management courses, and 9 credits of project or thesis preparation. The program is designed to accommodate student's individual areas of interest and each will work with an advisor to tailor an appropriate program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Water Resources
  • Reading and Conference: Water Resources Journal Club
  • Seminar: Water Resources Seminar and Journal Club
  • Socio-technological Aspects of Water Resources
  • Database Management Systems
  • Spatio-Temporal Variation in Ecological and Earth Science
  • Research Evaluation Methods/EIS
  • Sampling Methods
  • Environmental Sampling
  • Environmental and Resource Economics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Oregon State University Certification of Finances Form is required of all applicants, regardless of funding source. This includes applicants that have been granted a Teaching or Research Assistantship.
  • Supporting documentation, demonstrating sufficient financial resources for the desired academic program. See below for Acceptable Forms of Financial Documentation
  • Photocopy of Applicant’s Passport and Passport of any dependents (if passport has already been issued – this is used to match the name on the passport and visa documents).
  • Photocopy of Current Visa/I-20 if already in the U.S.  
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  • All international applicants and applicants that did not receive a degree in the U.S. (or other English speaking country) meet the following additional English language proficiency requirements for admission.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19602 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9801 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    19602 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9801 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    10384 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5192 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Corvallis

1397 - 2488 USD /month
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