We offer MS and PhD degrees in Wood Science with a broad range of specialties. Example specialties are chemistry, physics, composites, bio-deterioration and business. Dual MS and PhD degrees are also possible. Common dual degrees are with Material Science and Civil Engineering.

Renewable materials like wood are essential to human existence. The demand for the energy and thousands of consumer and industrial products made from wood and other renewable materials is growing, especially as society becomes more aware of sustainability and green issues.
To meet the global challenges of the 21st Century we must be more innovative in making, marketing and using products from renewable resources while minimizing environmental impacts. We need to learn more about complex renewable materials like wood and dream of new ways that they can help us in the future. Our domestic industry must develop and implement new technology and marketing strategies to remain competitive.

The graduate programs in wood science are designed for the future scientists, technologists and businesspersons who will meet the challenge of new knowledge and innovation.

Oregon State is an international education and research center with a world-class faculty and state-of-the art facilities for inquiry and exploration. The State of Oregon is a center for renewable materials because of our natural resources, well-established industry and sustainability focus. We offer MS and PhD degrees in Wood Science that are closely integrated with our research programs and that allow students to tailor their program around a wood science foundation. All programs are highly interdisciplinary and many students also pursue dual graduate degrees in science and engineering disciplines such as civil engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science, or forest science.

Admissions Requirements

Admit Term
  • Any Term
Required Tests
  • GRE

English Language Requirements ?
  • TOEFL iBT: 93
  • TOEFL Paper: 575
  • IELTS: 7.00

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.

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Application Process

Please review the graduate school application process and Apply Online.

Dates & Deadlines ?

Admissions Deadline for all applicants
Funding Deadline for optimal consideration
December 17

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Available Concentrations ?

  • biodeterioration and materials protection
  • chemistry and chemical processing
  • forest products business and marketing
  • physics and moisutre relations
  • process modeling and analysis
  • renewable materials sciences and engineered composites
  • wood anatomy and quality
  • wood engineering and mechanics

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)