Please review the information about our graduate programs at the bottom of this page. If you still have questions, send an email to or contact Lori Hartline, Graduate Program Assistant at 541-737-5188.


CEOAS is excited to announce our attendance at the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) 2023 National Diversity in STEM Conference!

CEOAS drops GRE requirement

Read more about CEOAS no longer requiring the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test for admission into its graduate programs.

Make your science matter.

As a graduate student in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State, you have access to one of the most comprehensive Earth and environmental sciences programs in the country. Our low student-to-advisor ratio, collaborative environment, world-class faculty and emphasis on experiential learning will help support your success as a professional and a person. Join a learning and research environment committed to discovering solutions that support healthy ecosystems and societies.


Focus areas include:

  • Physical oceanography
  • Coastal and nearshore science
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Marine geology

Degrees: Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, M.S., Ph.D.

Atmospheric Sciences

Focus areas include:

  • Climate modeling
  • Air-sea interactions
  • Atmospheric dynamics
  • Paleoclimate

Degrees: Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, M.S., Ph.D.

Geology and Geophysics

Focus areas include:

  • Volcanology
  • Igneous petrology
  • Geomorphology
  • Glacial geology
  • Paleoclimate
  • Marine geology

Degrees: Geology, M.S., Ph.D.; Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, M.S., Ph.D.

Geography and Geospatial Sciences

Focus areas include:

  • Geospatial technologies
  • Water, climate and society
  • Resource, planning and hazards

Degrees: Geography, M.S., Ph.D

Marine Resource Management

Focus areas include:

  • Resilient communities & coasts
  • Sustainable fisheries & aquaculture
  • Healthy ecosystems & people
  • Emerging solutions & technologies
  • Climate-ready conservation, planning & restoration
  • Public engagement & education

Degree: Marine Resource Management, M.S.