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

Check out the Research pages to see who's doing what.

The Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit has active research programs funded in part by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and U.S. Geological Survey. The Agricultural Experiment Station, the Sea Grant program, Forest Science Laboratory and other organizations fund major research projects. The department maintains extensive collections of vertebrate species, which are curated by Doctors Sidlauskas (fish), Epps (mammals), and Dugger (birds).

Admissions Requirements

Admit Term
  • Any Term
Required Tests
  • GRE

English Language Requirements ?

English language requirements for international applicants to this program are the same as the standard Graduate School requirements.


Additional Requirements

Application requirements, including required documents, letters, and forms, vary by program and may not be completely represented here. The processing of your application will not be completed until these requirements have been met. Please, before applying to this program, always contact the program office to confirm application requirements.

See contact information above.

Application Process

Please review the graduate school application process and Apply Online.

Dates & Deadlines ?

Admissions Deadline for domestic students
May 01

Fall term

Admissions Deadline for international students
April 01

Fall term

Funding Deadline for all applicants
Contact Department

Available Concentrations ?

  • animal-habitat relationships
  • behavior
  • biology of big game and small mammals
  • conservation biology
  • community studies
  • ecology of avian and mammalian predators
  • ecology of waterfowl and upland gamebirds
  • effects of parasites, diseases, and environmental contaminants
  • nutrition
  • population
  • population dynamics
  • reproductive biology
  • toxicology of pesitices
  • wildlife ecology
  • wildlife-forestry interatcions
  • wildlife science

MAIS Participation

This program may serve as a primary, secondary, or third field of study in a MAIS degree.


AMP Participation ?

This program does not participate in the Accelerated Master's Platform (AMP)