About the Graduate Program
The most common majors in recent years have been the College of Student Services Administration, Exercise and Sport Science, Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) and Business Administration.
Graduate Assistants are part of our professional work team, providing leadership for programs and services. Graduate Assistants work approximately nineteen hours a week, and in return receive a full tuition waiver, usually for two academic years, plus a yearly stipend of approximately $15,700. Graduate Assistants also receive professional development opportunities on campus and registration fees from some regional and national conferences.
Oregon State University is one of only 10 American universities to hold the Land Grant, Sea Grant, and Space Grant designation and is a Carnegie Doctoral / Research Extensive University. OSU is located in Corvallis, a community of 50,000 people situated in the Willamette Valley between Portland and Eugene.
Oregon State welcomes a diverse student body of over 26,000 students from across Oregon, all 50 states and more than 100 countries. They can choose from more than 200 undergraduate and more than 80 graduate degree programs, including over 30 degrees online offered through Oregon State Ecampus.
OSU provides outstanding leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity, and building community.
About Recreational Sports
The Department of Recreational Sports is the heart of OSU and provides a dynamic environment to work and learn. RecSports employs 33 full-time staff, two graduate assistants, and over 400 students that each play a key role in contributing to healthy living and student development.
Dixon Recreation Center was renovated in 2004 with input from students to create an outstanding collegiate recreational facility. Student Legacy Park was completed in 2011 after students passed an initiative to construct the outdoor facility. McAlexander Fieldhouse renovation was completed in 2011. There were over 900,000 entries by participants into RecSports facilities last year.