The field of robotics has grown significantly in the last decade and continues to do so at an accelerating rate.  Robots were, until very recently, in the hands of a few specialists, but are increasingly moving into the mainstream.  Household robots, prosthetic limbs, robotic cars, assistive care robots, and search and rescue robots are all becoming a part of our lives. Robots for exploration, monitoring, maintenance, and advanced manufacturing are shaping our economy and society.  

Oregon State University Robotics is at the forefront of this exciting transformation.

The inter-disciplinary robotics program offers Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Robotics. Master's degree candidates may pursue thesis or nonthesis options. The PhD program prepares students for careers in industry, research laboratories or universities. Students are encouraged to develop programs of study in close cooperation with the faculty members in their areas of interest.

The program includes core areas of robotics, including actuation, locomotion, manipulation, dynamics, control, sensing, artificial intelligence, and human/robot interactions. Additional information concerning courses, advising procedures, faculty, and many other aspects of the program may be found in the Robotics program website.

Admissions Requirements

Admit Term
  • Fall Term
Required Tests
  • GRE

GRE scores may be required for some applicants. Please refer to the admissions process outlined on the MIME website:

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 refer to the admissions process outlined on the MIME website.

Dates & Deadlines ?

Admissions Deadline
December 31

for priority consideration (No applications will be accepted after April 30)

Funding Deadline
December 31

Available Concentrations ?

  • assistive robots
  • autonomous robots
  • human-robot interaction
  • legged locomotion
  • manipulation
  • mobile robots
  • multi-robot coordination

MAIS Participation

This program is not offered as a MAIS field of study.

AMP Participation ?

This program participates in the Accelerated Masters Platform (AMP)

AMP Contact
Lynn Paul
School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering