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Portland State University

Department of Chemistry

Portland, OR

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Overview

Portland State University / Department of Chemistry 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 1
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, subject test optional
Varies
Thesis Required
Present to the department one seminar on an acceptable topic.
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Complete a prospectus exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

53
Applied
20
Accepted
9
Enrolled
38%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, subject test optional
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 in upper-division course work or 2.75 overall, 2 letters of recommendation

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 Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

48
Total Graduate Students
27%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.08%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 60%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 4.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 6.25%

Gender

Male (56%)
Female (43%)

Faculty

30
Total faculty
Full-time - 22
Part-time - 8
Male (20)
Female (10)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Synthetic inorganic chemistry, atmospheric chemistry, organic photochemistry, enzymology, analytical chemistry
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
3,524,499

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 751
Portland, OR  97207-0751
United States
Contact Dr. Dean Atkinson
Chair
Email: atkinsond@pdx.edu
Phone: 503-725-8117
Fax: 503-725-3888

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