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
$571 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 Professional Science Master's in Fisheries and Wildlife Administration degree program online includes an interdisciplinary curriculum and professional skills training. 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 or capstone options

To complete this program, you must complete a written capstone paper or participate in an internship with a natural resource agency, business, non-governmental organization or research institute directly related to your study area. Internships must be designed to be full-time and last three months or more (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.


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

State of Colorado: This program requires an internship. Although Oregon State University participates in the National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA), due to Colorado’s Workers’ Compensation Act, we have limited authorization to offer programs that require internships in the state of Colorado. The Colorado internship site must provide workers’ compensation. In some cases, a proposed internship site may not provide worker’s compensation insurance and, as a result, is not available as an internship site. Please contact Shannon Riggs, associate vice provost for educational programs and learning innovation, with questions.

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