Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies

The College of Forestry at Oregon State University (OSU) enjoys a century-long reputation as a leader in forestry research, teaching, and extended education.  Currently the College has about 190 graduate students, including approximately 35 international students from all over the world.  The College offers graduate degrees in four distinct areas, administered by three separate departments. About 75 faculty members teach at the graduate level, and the College employs more than 300 faculty, staff, and support personnel. In addition, we manage about 14,000 acres of College Forests, most of it within minutes of campus.   

CoF News

Rising fossil fuel energy costs spell trouble for global food security

“It is mostly a race between the capacity of microbe populations to grow on human foodstuffs and evolve adaptations to changing conditions and the capacity of humans to come up with new technologies for preserving, storing, and transporting food,” wrote lead author Sean T. Hammond, a... (more)

Insect-killed forests pose no additional likelihood of wildfire

An analysis of wildfire extent in Oregon and Washington over the past 30 years shows very little difference in the likelihood of fires in forests with and without insect damage. Indeed, other factors – drought, storms, and fuel accumulation from years of fire suppression – may be more important... (more)

Graduate Certificate in Forests and Climate Change now available online!

Earning a Graduate Certificate in Forests and Climate Change online from Oregon State University will enable you to make informed decisions about managing forests in an era of climate change to help keep our forests and planet healthy.(more)

Graduate Program Announcements

Jul 23, 2015

Interesting 2012 paper out of UC Davis, full text available: blickley2012GraduateGuideCareer Abstract: Graduate education programs in conservation science generally focus on disciplinary training and discipline-specific research skills. However, nonacademic conservation professionals often require an additional suite of skills. This discrepancy between academic training and professional needs can make it difficult for graduate students to identify the   (more...)

Jul 23, 2015

Washington State Department of Natural Resources has an opening for the Natural Heritage Conservation Assistant Division Manager – WMS 2   OPEN UNTIL FILLED-first review August 12, 2015 Recruitment # 2015-07-6395 Salary: $ 4,863 – $ 6,205 per month plus a comprehensive benefit package and generous paid leave. Location: Scenic and family friendly, Olympia, Washington   (more...)

Jul 23, 2015

The Pacific Northwest (PNW) Research Station, US Forest Service, is seeking an experienced researcher to lead the Fire and Environmental Research Applications (FERA) team. FERA is an interdisciplinary team of scientists and professionals with expertise in forestry, combustion physics, and ecology devoted to improved understanding of the effects of fire and associated biophysical phenomena.  The   (more...)