Oregon State University's Department of Rangeland Ecology and Management offers the master of science, master of agriculture, and Ph.D. degrees.

The department is accredited by the Society for Range Management who is recognized throughout the country as one of the leading institutions of rangeland management. Upon completion of the degree, the graduate should have a fundamental and comprehensive understanding of rangeland ecology and management. This understanding will be achieved by study with professors who have specific knowledge and unique perspectives on the many facets of rangeland science.

Graduate work leading to degrees may involve research on domestic or wild animals, range nutrition, community ecology, physiology of range plants, range improvement, range watershed and riparian zone management, rangeland restoration, utilization and management, agroforestry, and range economics.

Students have access to greenhouses, field plots, pastures, ranges, and animal facilities on campus, at the Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center at Union and Burns, Oregon, and on private ranches.

Admissions Requirements

Admit Term
  • Any Term
Required Tests
  • None

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 all applicants
Funding Deadline for all applicants
Contact Department

Available Concentrations ?

  • agroforestry
  • ecology of rangelands
  • physiology of range plants
  • range improvement
  • range nutrition
  • restoration ecology
  • riparian zone management
  • watershed management

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)