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Portland State University

Department of Anthropology

Portland, OR

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Overview

Portland State University / Department of Anthropology is located in Portland, OR, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Science (MS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
1 Foreign Language
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

19
Applied
12
Accepted
5
Enrolled
63%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.25 in upper-division anthropology course work, 3.0 overall; 3 letters of recommendation; writing sample.

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

24
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 12.5%
Black or African American 4.17%
White or Caucasian 70%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 8.33%
Unknown 4.17%

Gender

Male (29%)
Female (70%)

Faculty

15
Total faculty
Full-time - 10
Part-time - 5
Male (5)
Female (10)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Forensic anthropology, Northwest Coast prehistory, Native Americans, applied anthropology, urban anthropology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
732,425

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 751
Portland, OR  97207-0751
United States
Contact Dr. Virginia Butler
Chair
Email: virginia@pdx.edu
Phone: 503-725-3303

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