Online Non-Thesis Master's Degree

Read about the online MS program.

Read about the requirements for the online MS (MS - project option).

Online Master's of Geography and Geography and Geospatial Science FAQs

To Apply

The following application deadlines are for the online M.S. only

  • For Fall 2023 start, deadline is June 5, 2023
  • For Winter 2024 start, deadline is Nov. 5, 2023
  • For Spring 2024 start, deadline is Feb. 5, 2024
  • For Fall 2024 start, deadline is June 5, 2024

These deadlines apply to all domestic and international applicants. Only complete applications will be reviewed. Application fee waivers are not available at this time.

CEOAS funding support is not available for the online degree program.

You may expect to be notified about admission by these dates:

  • For Fall 2023 start, notification is August 1, 2023
  • For Winter 2024 start, notification is December 5, 2023
  • For Spring 2024 start, notification is March 5, 2023
  • For Fall 2024 start, notification is August 1, 2024

Let's Get Started

Please review the Oregon State University Graduate School requirements. These are overarching requirements for all Oregon State University graduate degree applications, including online programs.

OSU Graduate Admissions Online Application

The OSU Graduate School coordinates the application process. The guidance below is from the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS). Questions about mechanical aspects regarding transcript requirements and transmittal, document uploads, and other "parts and process” aspects of the web application need to be sent to OSU Graduate Admissions.

The application parts:

  • Start Code Please see screenshots below.
  • Online application Make sure you choose "Ecampus Distance Education (Online Degrees)" as your Campus.
  • Resume or CV, don’t forget to upload this!
  • Statement of Interest, also called Objectives Statement
  • References: requests are made from within the application. They may be requested before completion and payment of fee. Please request these so they come in time to complete the application by the deadline. You may remind the referrers from within the application, but please be conservative with these reminders.
  • Transcripts: you may upload copies of unofficial transcripts, but they must contain the school’s grading scale. If you are admitted to the Program, official transcripts will be requested for all schools that are mentioned in the application.
  • Uploading a writing sample is appreciated but optional.
  • Test Scores: We do not require the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
  • TOEFL Test Scores: required for all international applicants. TOEFL scores should be sent directly to the OSU Graduate School, OSU code 4586. Please arrange to take the language proficiency test well in advance of the deadline as it may take some time to show within the application for reviewers. Additional information can be found at Graduate Admissions - International Applicants.

The Graduate School offers scholarships, fellowships and loans, some of which may be applicable to the online degree programs at OSU. Information about these opportunities is found on the Graduate School Financing Your Education web page.

CEOAS Application Code Requirement

The code entry field is on the Application Start page; choose “Have a code?” instead of the ‘Graduate Application” option, you should be able to complete the main header screen all the way through the term-start choices.


OSU Graduate Application Technical Questions

Please contact OSU Graduate Admissions

CEOAS Geography and Geospatial Science Program Contact

Julia Jones
Professor, Director, Geography and Geospatial Science program

Cecile Valastro
Graduate Program Assistant