New Environmental Sciences students (and some staff) enjoyed the top of Bald Hill in Corvallis during a recent OSU CONNECT week hike.
MathCamp 2012 graduate students gathered for a dock tour.
Our academic programs offer rigorous, science-based programs with opportunities to work with nationally and internationally respected researchers, to advance your own career, and to focus on interesting problems of societal importance. We are an honors college for the Earth sciences.
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CEOAS graduate programs challenge students to seek out new ideas and innovative approaches to the complex issues involved in studying the Earth as an integrated system. This includes conducting fundamental research on the atmospheric, biological, geological, geographic, and physical processes in the solid earth, ocean, and atmosphere. Graduate students also perform applied research on marine and natural resource management issues; exploring the relevant aspects of social sciences by providing insight into how social and earth sciences inform each other. We aim to help students realize their personal and professional goals through training and development of research, teaching, and professional skills.
We offer the following graduate programs:
Students are encouraged to apply for a graduate degree in Geography if their interests lie in the broad fields of physical geography (including climate, hydrology, geomorphology, and biogeography); resource geography (including cultural, economic, social, and political aspects of water, land, and other resource management); and geographic information science (remote sensing, cartography, GIS, Spatio-temporal statistics and modeling).
Students are encouraged to apply for a graduate degree in Geology and Geophysics if they wish to work in the broad fields of volcanology, igneous petrology and economic research (VIPER); paleoclimate; geophysics, tectonics, and active tectonics; and coastal and sedimentary processes. See Geology and Geophysics research. A traditional Geology graduate program and an integrated graduate program are offered. The traditional program requires a pre-requisite geology field course, with a focus more in the traditional geology fields. The integrated program does not have the field course prerequisite and may be attractive to students interested in geophysics, certain aspects of paleoclimatology and coastal and sedimentary processes. Students interested in Geology and Geophysics are encouraged to contact Lori Hartline or a potential advisor to discuss which program is best for them.
The Marine Resource Management graduate program offers a MS degree and combines the study of biological and physical science of the marine and coastal environments with the study of social, economic, legal, educational, and political processes.
The Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences degree offers MS and PhD degrees with concentrations in Atmospheric Sciences, Geophysics, and Oceanography.
The Water Resources Graduate Program offers graduate degrees in Water Resources Science, Water Resources Engineering, and Water Resources Policy and Management. The WRGP is a collaborative effort between CEOAS and several other units at OSU. CEOAS faculty and students study surface water, groundwater, snow, geomorphology, water conflict, biogeochemistry, and other aspects of water resources.
We encourage graduate applicants to visit us if possible. In order to arrange a visit to Corvallis and OSU, and to meet CEOAS faculty and students, please email a current CV or resume, and a brief Statement of Interest to (email@example.com). The Statement of Interest should include a summary of the skills, knowledge and abilities you have or wish to obtain through graduate school and the subject you would like to research. In preparation for your visit, you may be asked to submit the following as available:
See Contact Us / Map - How to Get Here for maps and driving directions. Please check in with the receptionist just inside the CEOAS Administration Building upon your arrival.