Graduate Students

The Department of Crop and Soil Science offers graduate work in the following areas:

Crop Science
Plant Breeding and Genetics
Soil Science

M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in both areas require original research presented in a thesis. The M.Ag. degree does not require a thesis; its emphasis is on broad training in several fields relating to agriculture or soil science.

Students select thesis topics and programs of study in consultation with a graduate committee chaired by their graduate advisor. Research topics and programs of study are highly personalized and tailored to each student’s specific skills, interests, and career goals. 

Graduate Faculty

Nearly 40 faculty members from Crop and Soil Science serve on the Graduate Faculty. There are Graduate Faculty located on campus as well as at branch experiment stations and federal labs.

Contact Us

For more information or to apply, review our admissions process or contact:

Emmalie Goodwin
Oregon State University
107 Crop Science Building
Corvallis, OR 97331-3002
Phone: 541-737-5093
Fax: 541-737-1589


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