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Graduate Degrees and Certificates by College or School


College of Agricultural Sciences

Agricultural Education, MAg, MS
Agriculture, MAg
Animal Science, MAg, MS, PhD
Applied Economics, MA, MS, PhD
Applied Systematics in Botany, PSM
Botany and Plant Pathology, MA, MAg, MS, PhD
Crop Science, MAg, MS, PhD
Entomology, MA, MAg, MS, PhD
Fisheries Management, Graduate Certificate
Fisheries Science, MAg, MS, PhD
Fisheries and Wildlife Administration, PSM
Food Science and Technology, MAg, MS, PhD
Horticulture, MAg, MS, PhD
Rangeland Ecology and Management, MAg, MS, PhD
Soil Science, MAg, MS, PhD
Toxicology, MAg, MS, PhD
Wildlife Science, MAg, MS, PhD

College of Business

Business Administration, MBA, PhD (administered by the College of Business)
Business Administration and Accountancy (MBAA) (administered by the College of Business)
Design and Human Environment, MA, MS, PhD

College of Education

Adult Education, EdM
College Student Services Administration, EdM, MS
Counseling, MCoun, MS, PhD
Education, EdM, MS, EdD, PhD
Mathematics Education, MA, MS, PhD
Science Education, MA, MS, PhD
Teaching, MAT

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Geographic Information Science, Graduate Certificate
Geography, MA, MS, PhD
Geology, MA, MS, PhD
Marine Resource Management, MA, MS, Graduate Certificate
Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, MA, MS, PhD
Water Conflict Management and Transformation, Graduate Certificate

College of Engineering

Biological and Ecological Engineering, MEng, MS, PhD
Chemical Engineering, MEng, MS, PhD
Civil Engineering, MEng, MS, PhD
Computer Science, MA, MEng, MS, PhD
Electrical and Computer Engineering, MEng, MS, PhD
Environmental Engineering, MEng, MS, PhD
Industrial Engineering, MEng, MS, PhD
Materials Science, MS, PhD
Mechanical Engineering, MEng, MS, PhD
Medical Physics, MMP, MS, PhD
Nuclear Engineering, MEng, MS, PhD
Radiation Health Physics, MA, MHP, MS, PhD
Robotics, MEng, MS, PhD

College of Forestry

Forest Ecosystems and Society, MF, MS, PhD
Natural Resources, MNR
Sustainable Forest Management, MF, MS, PhD
Sustainable Natural Resources, Graduate Certificate
Wood Science, MS, PhD

College of Liberal Arts

Applied Anthropology, MA, PhD
Applied Ethics, MA
Contemporary Hispanic Studies, MA
Creative Writing, MFA
English, MA
History of Science, MA, MS, PhD
Public Policy, MPP, PhD
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, MA

College of Pharmacy

Pharmaceutical Sciences, MS, PhD

College of Public Health and Human Sciences

Exercise and Sport Science, MS, PhD
Health Management and Policy, Graduate Certificate
Human Development and Family Studies, MS, PhD
Nutrition, MS, PhD
Public Health, Graduate Certificate
Public Health, MPH, PhD

College of Science

Applied Physics, PSM
Biochemistry and Biophysics, MA, MS, PhD
Chemistry, MA, MS, PhD
Management for Science Professionals, Graduate Certificate
Mathematics, MA, MS, PhD
Microbiology, MA, MS, PhD
Physics, MA, MS, PhD
Statistics, MA, MS, PhD
Zoology, MA, MS, PhD

Interdisciplinary/Institutional Programs

Applied Biotechnology, PSM
College and University Teaching, Graduate Certificate
Comparative Health Sciences, MS, PhD
Environmental Sciences, MA, MS, PhD, PSM
Interdisciplinary Studies, MAIS
Molecular and Cellular Biology, MS, PhD
Water Resources Engineering, MS, PhD
Water Resources Policy and Management, MS
Water Resources Science, MS, PhD


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Graduate Majors, Minors, and Academic Units

 

Graduate Major

Note: Most graduate majors may be used as a graduate minor. Also see Graduate Minor chart for additional fields approved as graduate minors only.
 

Graduate Degrees

Academic Unit

Note: The academic unit is responsible for directing and managing the majors and minors.

Graduate Areas of Concentration

Note: Areas of concentration are for reference only. They do not appear on transcripts or diplomas.

Adult Education

EdM

College of Education

Organization development and training, work force development, workplace and adult skills development

Agricultural Education

MAg, MS

Dept. of Agricultural Education and General Agriculture

Teacher preparation, leadership and communication in agriculture

Agriculture

MAg

College of Agricultural Sciences

Three agriculturally related areas are required. Areas may be applied economics, agricultural education, animal science, botany and plant pathology, crop science, entomology, fisheries science, food science and technology, horticulture, rangeland ecology and management, soil science, toxicology, wildlife science, or other areas approved by the College of Agricultural Sciences

Animal Science

MAg, MS, PhD

Dept. of Animal and Rangeland Sciences

Animal nutrition, dairy production (MS only), embryo physiology, endocrinology, growth and development, livestock management (MS only), nutritional biochemistry, reproductive physiology

Applied Anthropology

MA, PhD

School of Language, Culture, and Society

Native Americans–past and present, biocultural medical anthropology, cultural resource management, globalization/localization, historic archaeology, language and cross-cultural communications, and natural resources and communities (MA only). Archaeology; business organization and work; ethnicity, culture and health; local values, indigenous knowledge, and environment (PhD only)

Applied Biotechnology

PSM

Graduate School

 

Applied Economics

MA, MS, PhD

College of Agricultural Sciences

Resource and environmental economics, trade and development, public health economics, transportation economics (MA, MS only)

Applied Ethics

MA

School of History, Philosophy and Religion

Bioethics, environmental ethics, and art and morality

Applied Systematics in Botany

PSM

Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology

 

Applied Physics

PSM

Dept. of Physics

 

Biochemistry and Biophysics

MA, MS, PhD

Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Biochemistry, biophysics

Biological and Ecological Engineering

MEng, MS, PhD

Dept. of Biological and Ecological Engineering

Bio-based products and fuels, bioprocessing, biological systems analysis, ecosystems analysis and modeling, water quality, water resources

Botany and Plant Pathology

MA, MAg, MS, PhD

Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology

Applied systematics, ecology, genetics, genomics and computational biology, molecular and cellular biology, mycology, plant pathology, plant physiology, systemics

Business Administration

MBA, PhD

College of Business

Clean technology, commercialization, executive leadership, global operations, marketing, research thesis, wealth management

Business Administration and Accountancy

MBAA

College of Business

 

Chemical Engineering

MEng, MS, PhD

School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering

Chemical engineering

Chemistry

MA, MS, PhD

Dept. of Chemistry

Analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, materials chemistry, nuclear chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry

Civil Engineering

MEng, MS, PhD

School of Civil and Construction Engineering

Civil engineering, coastal and ocean engineering, construction engineering management, geomatics, geotechnical engineering, infrastructure materials, structural engineering, transportation engineering, water resources engineering

College Student Services Administration

EdM, MS

College of Education

College and university characteristics and environments; history, development, and current issues in higher education; leadership and management of administrative departments; program oversight in specialized administrative areas such as financial aid, student activities, career services, multicultural affairs, recreational sports, and student housing; student development theory and application

Comparative Health Sciences MS, PhD Graduate School  

Computer Science

MA, MEng, MS, PhD

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Algorithms and cryptography, artificial intelligence and machine learning; computer systems and networking; human-computer interaction; programming languages; software engineering

Contemporary Hispanic Studies

MA

School of Language, Culture, and Society

Contemporary Hispanic studies

Counseling

MS, PhD

College of Education

Clinical mental health counseling (MS only), counseling (PhD only), school counseling (MS only)

Creative Writing

MFA

School of Writing, Literature, and Film

Fiction, poetry, and nonfiction writing

Crop Science

MAg, MS, PhD

Dept. of Crop and Soil Science

Crop breeding, genetics and cytogenetics (cereals, oilseeds, potatoes), forage and pasture management, grain crop production, post-harvest seed technology, seed biology, seed crop physiology, seed production, weed biology, weed management

Design and Human Environment

MA, MS, PhD

School of Design and Human Environment, College of Business

Apparel design, cultural and historic aspects of the near environment, human behavior in the near environment, interior design, merchandising management, and textiles

Education

EdM, MS, EdD, PhD

College of Education

Community college leadership (EdD, PhD); Elementary, middle, and secondary education (EdM)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

MEng, MS, PhD

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Analog and mixed signal; artificial intelligence and machine learning; communications and signal processing; computer systems; energy systems; materials and devices; RF/microwaves

English

MA

School of Writing, Literature, and Film

Literature and culture; or rhetoric, writing, and culture

Entomology

MA, MAg, MS, PhD

Entomology Program
(College of Agricultural Sciences)

Entomology

Environmental Engineering MEng, MS, PhD

School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering

Bioremediation, environmental fluid mechanics, environmental microbiology, environmental modeling, multiphase phenomena, subsurface flow and transport, water and wastewater treatment

Environmental Sciences

MA, MS, PhD, PSM

Graduate School

Biogeochemistry, ecology, environmental education, natural resources, quantitative analysis, social science, water resources

Exercise and Sport Science

MS, PhD

School of Biological and Population Health Sciences

Exercise physiology, movement studies in disability, neuromechanics, physical activity and public health, sport and exercise psychology, sport pedagogy

Fisheries and Wildlife Administration

PSM

Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife

 

Fisheries Science

MAg, MS, PhD

Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife

Aquaculture, conservation biology, fish genetics, ichthyology, limnology, parasites and diseases, physiology and ecology of marine and freshwater fishes, stream ecology, toxicology, water pollution biology

Food Science and Technology

MAg, MS, PhD

Dept. of Food Science and Technology

Brewing, enology, flavor chemistry, food chemistry/biochemistry, food engineering, food microbiology/biotechnology, food and seafood processing, sensory evaluation

Forest Ecosystems and Society

MF, MS, PhD

Dept. of Forest Ecosystems and Society

Forest biology (MF only); forest, wildlife and landscape ecology; genetics and physiology; integrated social and ecological systems; silviculture (MF only); science of conservation, restoration and sustainable management; social science, policy, and natural resources; soil-plant-atmosphere continuum; sustainable recreation and tourism

Geography

MA, MS, PhD

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Geographic information science, physical geography, resource geography

Geology

MA, MS, PhD

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Solid Earth processes and history:

  • Volcanology, igneous petrology and economic geology
  • Active tectonics and earthquake geology

Surface Earth processes and history:

  • Earth system history
  • Hydrogeology and hydrology
  • Geomorphology and surface processes
  • Climate and biogeochemical cycles

History of Science

MA, MS, PhD

School of History, Philosophy, and Religion

Development of the physical, biological, and environmental sciences; history of science and medicine; intellectual and social history of science in Europe and the U.S.

Horticulture

MAg, MS, PhD

Dept. of Horticulture

Breeding, genetics and biotechnology; community and landscape horticultural systems; sustainable crop production

Human Development and Family Studies

MS, PhD

School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences

Human development and family studies

Industrial Engineering

MEng, MS, PhD

School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Human systems engineering, information systems engineering, manufacturing systems engineering, nano/micro fabrication

Interdisciplinary Studies

MAIS

Graduate School

Selected from three fields offering graduate majors or minors

Marine Resource Management

MA, MS

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Marine resource management

Materials Science

MS, PhD

Material Science Program (School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering-Coord Unit)

Materials science-chemistry, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical and computer engineering, forest products, mathematics, mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering, physics

Mathematics

MA, MS, PhD

Dept. of Mathematics

Actuarial science, algebra, analysis, applied mathematics, computational mathematics, differential equations, financial mathematics, geometry, mathematics education, number theory, numerical analysis, probability, topology

Mathematics Education

MA, MS, PhD

College of Education

Elementary school mathematics, free-choice learning, mathematics education, middle school mathematics, secondary mathematics

Mechanical Engineering

MEng, MS, PhD

School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Applied mechanics, applied thermodynamics, biomechanics, combustion, design, design and analysis of mechanical and thermal fluid systems, dynamics, energy, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, materials science, mechanical engineering, physical and mechanical metallurgy, solid mechanics, stress analysis, systems and control

Medical Physics

MMP, MS, PhD

Dept. of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics

Medical health physics, therapeutic radiologic physics

Microbiology

MA, MS, PhD

Dept. of Microbiology

Environmental microbiology, food microbiology, genomics, immunology, microbial ecology, microbial evolution, parasitology, pathogenic microbiology, virology

Molecular and Cellular Biology

MS, PhD

Graduate School

Bioinformatics, biotechnology, cell biology, developmental biology, genome biology, molecular biology, molecular pathogenesis, molecular virology, plant molecular biology, structural biology

Natural Resources

MNR

College of Forestry

Fisheries Management, Geographic Information Science (GIScience), Marine Resources Management, Sustainable Natural Resources, Water Conflict Management and Transformation

Nuclear Engineering

MEng, MS, PhD

Dept. of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics

Application of nuclear techniques, arms control technology, nuclear instrumentation and applications, nuclear medicine, nuclear power generation, nuclear reactor engineering, nuclear systems design and modeling, nuclear waste management, numerical methods for reactor analysis, radiation shielding, radioisotope production, space nuclear power, and thermal hydraulics

Nutrition

MS, PhD

School of Biological and Population Health Sciences

Nutrition

Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

MA, MS, PhD

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Atmospheric sciences, geophysics, biological oceanography, chemical oceanography, geological oceanography, physical oceanography

Pharmaceutical Sciences

MS, PhD

College of Pharmacy

Biopharmaceutics, medicinal chemistry, natural products chemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacology, pharmacoeconomics, toxicology

Physics

MA, MS, PhD

Dept. of Physics

Atomic physics, computational physics, nuclear physics, optical physics, particle physics, relativity, solid state physics, physics education

Public Health

MPH, PhD

College of Public Health and Human Sciences

Biostatistics (MPH only); environmental and occupational health and safety (MPH, PhD); epidemiology (MPH only); health management and policy (MPH only); health policy (PhD only); health promotion and health behavior (MPH, PhD); international health (MPH only)

Public Policy

MPP, PhD

College of Liberal Arts, School of Public Policy

Environmental policy, international policy, rural policy, science policy, social policy

Radiation Health Physics

MA, MHP, MS, PhD

Dept. of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics

Application of nuclear techniques, boron neutron capture therapy, emergency response planning, environmental monitoring, environmental pathways assessment, nuclear medicine, radiation detection and instrumentation, radiation dosimetry, radiation health physics, radiation shielding, radioactive material transport, radioactive waste management, research reactor health physics, and risk assessment

Rangeland Ecology and Management

MAg, MS, PhD

Dept. of Animal and Rangeland Sciences

Agroforestry, ecology of rangelands, physiology of range plants, range improvement, range nutrition, restoration ecology, riparian zone management, watershed management

Robotics MEng, MS, PhD

School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Assistive robots, autonomous robots, human-robot interaction, legged locomotion, manipulation, mobile robots, multi-robot coordination

Science Education

MA, MS, PhD

College of Education

Elementary school science, free-choice learning, middle school science, science education, secondary science

Soil Science

MAg, MS, PhD

Dept. of Crop and Soil Science

Environmental soil science, forest soils, nutrient cycling, soil conservation and land use, soil fertility and plant nutrition, soil genesis and classification, soil geochemistry, soil microbiology, soil physics

Statistics

MA, MS, PhD

Dept. of Statistics

Statistics

Sustainable Forest Management

MF, MS, PhD

Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management

Engineering for sustainable forestry; forest biometrics and geomatics; forest operations planning and management; forest policy analysis and management; forest watershed management; silviculture, fire, and forest health

Teaching

MAT

College of Education

Teaching*

Toxicology

MAg, MS, PhD

Dept. of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology

Environmental chemistry and ecotoxicology, mechanistic toxicology, molecular and cellular toxicology, neurotoxicology

Water Resources Engineering

MS, PhD

Graduate School

Groundwater engineering, surface water engineering, watershed engineering

Water Resources Policy and Management

MS

Graduate School

Water resources policy and management

Water Resources Science

MS, PhD

Graduate School

Water resources science

Wildlife Science

MAg, MS, PhD

Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife

Animal-habitat relationships; behavior; biology of big game and small mammals; conservation biology; community studies; ecology of avian and mammalian predators; ecology of waterfowl and upland gamebirds; effects of parasites, diseases, and environmental contaminants; nutrition; population; population dynamics; reproductive biology; toxicology of pesticides; wildlife ecology; wildlife-forestry interactions; wildlife science

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

MA

School of Language, Culture, and Society

Contemporary women’s issues; leadership and community engagement; race, class and gender; sexuality studies; transnational perspectives

Wood Science

MS, PhD

Dept. of Wood Science and Engineering

Biodeterioration and materials protection, chemistry and chemical processing, forest products business and marketing, physics and moisture relations, process modeling and analysis, renewable materials science and engineered composites, wood anatomy and quality, wood engineering and mechanics

Zoology

MA, MS, PhD

Dept. of Zoology

Behavioral ecology, behavioral endocrinology, cell biology, chemical ecology, conservation biology, developmental biology, evolutionary biology, genetics, genomics, host-microbe interactions, marine ecology, paleontology, physiology, population biology

*Professional Teacher Licensure

 

Content Areas for the Master of Arts in Teaching Degree
(not available for use as a graduate minor)

Advanced Mathematics Education

Integrated Science Education

Agricultural Education

Language Arts Education—Cascades campus only

Biology Education

Music Education

Chemistry Education

Physics Education

Elementary Education

Spanish Education

Family and Consumer Sciences Education

 

 


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Graduate Minors That Do Not Have Corresponding Majors, and Academic Units

(Also see Graduate Major chart for other fields that may be utilized as a graduate minor)

 

Minor

Academic Unit

Graduate Areas of Concentration

Aging Science 

School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences

 

Anthropology

School of Language, Culture, and Society

Applied cultural anthropology, biocultural evolution, cultural resource management, cross-cultural communication, general anthropology, historic archeology, medical anthropology, natural resource and community development, prehistoric archeology

Art

School of Arts and Communication

Art history, fine arts, photography

Community College Education

College of Education

Instruction, curriculum, management and adult extension, community college

Ecosystem Informatics

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Ecosystem informatics

Ethnic Studies

School of Language, Culture, and Society

Ethnic studies

Food in Culture and Social Justice

School of Language, Culture, and Society

 

Foreign Languages and Literatures

School of Language, Culture, and Society

Modern languages, French, German, Spanish

Gerontology

School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences

Gerontology

History

School of History, Philosophy, and Religion

American history (U.S.), Western U.S. history, European history, non-American and non-European history (Asian, African, Latin American, Islamic), history of science

International Agricultural Development

College of Agricultural Sciences

International agricultural development

Music

School of Arts and Communication

Composition, Conducting, music education, performance

Philosophy

School of History, Philosophy, and Religion

Ethics (including environmental ethics and biomedical ethics), logic and philosophy of science, aesthetic theory, history of philosophy, religious studies

Political Science

School of Public Policy

American politics, judicial politics, public administration, political theory, state and local government, international relations, comparative politics, gender politics, environmental policy

Psychology

School of Psychological Sciences

General psychology

Rural Studies

Graduate School

Rural studies

Sociology

School of Public Policy

Environmental and natural resources, international sociology, social policy

Speech Communication

School of Arts and Communication

Interpersonal and group communication; rhetoric and social influence; theatre arts costume and scene design; theatre arts directing, performance, and management; theatre arts history, criticism/literature, and playwriting

Water Conflict Management and Transformation

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Water conflict management and transformation

Water Resources

Center for Water and Environmental Sustainability (Coordinating Unit)

Hydrology, water quality, water resources planning and management

In addition to the minors listed above, most departments or schools offering a graduate major may also offer a graduate minor.

 


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Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificate

Academic Unit

College and University Teaching

Graduate School

Fisheries Management

Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife, College of Agricultural Sciences

Geographic Information Science

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Health Management and Policy

College of Public Health and Human Sciences

Management for Science Professionals

College of Science

Marine Resource Management

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Public Health

College of Public Health and Human Sciences

Sustainable Natural Resources

College of Forestry; Dept. of Forest Ecosystems and Society

Urban Forestry

College of Forestry; Dept. of Forest Ecosystems and Society

Water Conflict Management and Transformation

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Wildlife Management

Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife, College of Agricultural Sciences

 


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Graduate Options

Graduate Option

Graduate Major

Academic Unit

Accounting

Business Administration (PhD)

College of Business

Biomedical Sciences

Comparative Health Sciences

College of Veterinary Medicine

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Counseling

College of Education

Clinical Sciences

Comparative Health Sciences

Graduate School
Commercialization

Business Administration (MBA)

College of Business

Design

Mechanical Engineering

School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

Engineering Management

Industrial Engineering

School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

Entomology

  • Horticulture
  • Crop Science
  • Department of Horticulture
  • Department of Crop and Soil Science
Executive Leadership

Business Administration (MBA)

College of Business
Global Operations

Business Administration (MBA)

College of Business

Innovation/Commercialization

Business Administration (PhD)

College of Business

Manufacturing Systems Engineering Industrial Engineering

School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

Marketing

Business Administration (MBA)

College of Business

Materials Mechanics

Mechanical Engineering

School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

Plant Breeding and Genetics

  • Horticulture
  • Crop Science
  • Department of Horticulture
  • Department of Crop and Soil Science
Research Thesis

Business Administration (MBA)

College of Business

Robotics

Mechanical Engineering

School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

School Counseling

Counseling

College of Education

Thermal Fluid Sciences

Mechanical Engineering

School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

Wealth Management

Business Administration (MBA)

College of Business

Graduate Options Pending Approval

Graduate Major

Academic Unit

Energy Conversion

Mechanical Engineering

College of Engineering

English for Speakers of Other Languages

Education

College of Education

Renewable Energy

Mechanical Engineering

College of Engineering


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