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Portland State University

Department of Biology

Portland, OR

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Overview

Portland State University / Department of Biology 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)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 8
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

36
Applied
14
Accepted
12
Enrolled
39%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 15th February 15th No
Winter deadline September 1st July 1st No
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 in upper-division course work or 2.75 overall, 2 letters of reference
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.5 in science

International Students

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

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
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

57
Total Graduate Students
3%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.51%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 71%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 5.26%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 12.28%
Unknown 3.51%

Gender

Male (36%)
Female (63%)

Faculty

32
Total faculty
Full-time - 25
Part-time - 7
Male (16)
Female (16)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Genetic diversity and natural population, vertebrate temperature regulation, water balance and sensory physiology, trace elements and aquatic ecology, molecular genetics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,490,645

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 751
Portland, OR  97207-0751
United States
Contact Dr. Michael Bartlett
Chair
Email: micb@pdx.edu
Phone: 503-725-3858

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