Credits required
45 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 45 quarter credits are equal to 30 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$560 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

Fisheries and Wildlife Administration – Online


The Fisheries and Wildlife Graduate Admissions Review Committee evaluates applications. Candidates whose qualifications meet the requirements of the review committee will pass the preliminary acceptance phase. Final acceptance is contingent upon the student being accepted by a member of the OSU graduate faculty with an appointment in the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences.

Admissions requirements

  • A four-year baccalaureate degree, preferably in a biological field, with a 3.0 GPA (B average)
  • GRE scores are not required to apply to this program
  • Applications are evaluated for overall merit, including test scores, GPA and professional experience. Students from underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

When to apply

The PSMFWA program admits students on a rolling basis each quarter. You should have the support of a faculty advisor and your application with all supporting materials submitted at least 30 days prior to the start of the term for which you intend to start.

How to apply

The Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences strongly recommends that prospective PSM students first enroll in either the fisheries management or wildlife management graduate certificate programs. Please contact the PSMFWA program coordinator about starting in other graduate certificate programs offered at OSU. Starting with the graduate certificate program allows you to determine if online learning is a good fit for you, and allows you time to find a faculty advisor for the PSMFWA program.

Up to 22 credits of graduate-level coursework taken during a graduate certificate program can be applied towards the PSMFWA degree requirements as long as the courses are part of both curricula. However, please be aware that completing the certificate does not guarantee admission to the PSMFWA program. Final acceptance is contingent upon you being accepted by a member of the OSU graduate faculty with an appointment in the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences.

If you are currently enrolled in a graduate certificate program at Oregon State, you should contact the PSMFWA program coordinator about how to submit an application to the PSMFWA program.


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