The Wildlife Science graduate degree offered by the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences provides students with the opportunity to study with faculty that have diverse taxonomic and disciplinary expertise including but not limited to the ecology and conservation of birds, mammals (including marine mammals) and amphibians, behavioral ecology, landscape ecology, population ecology, endangered species, conservation psychology, habitat restoration, conservation biology, and conservation genetics.

In addition to our traditional faculty, the Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit 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, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences aspires to preeminence among academic programs in ecology, management, and conservation biology in terrestrial, freshwater aquatic, and marine vertebrates and the habitats upon which they depend. We are dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge in conservation of biodiversity, natural resource management, and the sustainable use of natural resources. 

Admissions Requirements

Admit Term
  • Any Term
Required Tests


English Language Requirements ?

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

Additional Requirements
  • Applicants must be accepted by a faculty advisor before submitting a graduate application. Tips how to contact a potential advisor can be found here.

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.

Application Process

Please review the graduate school application process and Apply Online.

Dates & Deadlines ?

Admissions Deadline

Please complete your application at least 30 days prior to the term you plan to start for full consideration.

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)