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There are several options for graduate studies at Oregon State University. Students interested in Viticulture and Enology research can work towards a thesis-based Master of Science (MS) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree. Graduate degrees with an emphasis in viticulture, enology, food chemistry or sensory science can be earned from various units at OSU, including the Department of Horticulture, Department of Food Science and Technology, Department of Botany, Plant Pathology, etc. as the faculty advisors span across these departments.
Graduate Programs may include research and study in the following areas:
Vineyard IPM (integrated pest management)
Vineyard pathology (grapevine diseases)
Wine biochemistry, microbiology or chemistry
Sensory evaluation of wine
Students interested in a research-based graduate degree (MS, PhD) from the Viticulture and Enology Program should try to match his/her interest to the research background of faculty in the program to identify a potential graduate advisor. Links to these faculty members can be found on the faculty page. Once you have determined your specific interests in graduate school, please be in contact with that faculty member regarding potential opportunities and refer to the guidelines of the Oregon State University Graduate School for admissions. Before contacting a faculty member, see the Viticulture and Enology Program handout.
Another option for graduate students is the Masters of Agriculture (MAg) which is not thesis-based but includes 45 credit hours of focus-area course work to increase knowledge of a given agricultural field. This can include a focus in viticulture and/or enology. For information on the MAg within the Department of Horticulture, see the Graduate Handbook and the Graduate School.
For information on the university graduate school admissions requirements and deadlines for future students, please see the Oregon State University Graduate School. Please note that individual departments may have additional requirements for admission, so be sure to check out requirements. Here are links to graduate programs within the various departments:
Do you need help identifying the correct degree for you and the next step? If so, read the summary of the Viticulture and Enology Program degrees for more information and requirements for contacting faculty members.
Do you already have a BS or BA degree and want to get into the field of viticulture and/or enology? You may want to consider the post-baccalaureate (PostBacc) degree at OSU. Contact Kelly Donegan for more information firstname.lastname@example.org and see OSU Admissions for more information.