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.
Delivery
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

Curriculum

The Professional Science Master's in Fisheries and Wildlife Administration degree program online includes an interdisciplinary curriculum, professional skills training and an internship. In this program, you will work with your major professor and graduate committee to choose courses that will meet your personal career goals.

Because of the diverse selection of courses delivered online by OSU Ecampus, you can focus on topics that best meet your interests.

Degree requirements

A total of 45 quarter credits are required to graduate. To view program curriculum details and a complete list of courses, please visit the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences' PSMFWA webpage, or check OSU's academic catalog.

Sample course topics

  • Wildlife in agricultural ecosystems
  • Invasive plants
  • Principles of wildlife diseases
  • Ecological restoration
  • Forest wildlife habitat management
  • Fishery biology
  • Freshwater ecology and conservation
  • Aquaculture
  • Environmental law
  • The politics of climate change
  • Wildlife behavior

Additional program features

Internship

All students must participate in an internship or cooperative educational experience with a natural resource agency, business, non-governmental organization or research institute that is directly related to your area of study. The experience must be designed to last three months or more full time (about 500 hours).

Visit the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences' website for complete internship details, or view the program curriculum for details on courses FW 510 and FW 506.

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Notice: Oregon State University students may now take part in internships anywhere in the United States. Read more about Ecampus’ authorization and compliance.

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