An education major at Oregon State University enables you to become a proactive educator. The Education program has several degree types and options.

Master of Education (Ed.M.)

  The Master of Education program is on hold currently, and you will not be able to apply.

This fully online program has four options:

  • Advanced Science and Mathematics Education
  • Free-Choice Learning
  • PK–12 English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Social Justice in Education

Applicants to the Ed.M. program must possess teaching experience in a K–12 classrooms or an education-related setting. Because this major is practitioner-based, it requires access to a classroom or informal learning environment to apply educational research, theory, and pedagogical practices, and for completion of a final project.

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Master of Science (M.S.)

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Education prepares candidates to be secondary science and mathematics teachers. Candidates work within a cohort of peers in science and mathematics education and are taught by faculty who specialize in and conduct educational research in science, mathematics, and equity.

Upon completion of the program, candidates will have:

  • A Master of Science degree in one option:
    • Science Education
    • Mathematics Education
  • An Oregon preliminary teaching license; and
  • One or more endorsements in Advanced Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Integrated Science or Physics.

It is also possible to earn an ESOL endorsement which includes additional courses and field experiences beyond the required number of credits.

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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

This is a research-oriented degree intended for doctoral candidates interested in becoming educational researchers and assume professional positions in a variety of settings, including colleges and universities, non-profit organizations, and government agencies.

Candidates select from three Ph.D. options. All options are offered on-campus in Corvallis:

  • Agricultural Education
  • Language Equity and Educational Policy (LEEP)
  • Science/Mathematics Education

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Admissions Requirements

Admit Term
  • Any Term

Varies per concentration

Required Tests


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English Language Requirements ?
  • TOEFL iBT: 80
  • TOEFL Paper: 575
  • IELTS: 6.50

Additional Requirements
  • Additional supplemental information is requested.

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 Masters applicants
January 05

Priority admission

Admissions Deadline for Masters applicants
March 01
Admissions Deadline for Doctoral applicants
December 01

for applicants interested in a graduate assistantship or scholarship/fellowship

Admissions Deadline for Doctoral applicants
January 01

Available Concentrations ?

  • community college leadership (EdD, PhD)
  • elementary, middle, and secondary education (EdM)

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)