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Portland State University

Department of Economics

Portland, OR

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Portland State University

Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Economics
Master of Science (MS) Economics
(Certificate) Environmental and resource economics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 7

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
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
Varies
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

24
Applied
19
Accepted
11
Enrolled
79%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st No
Winter deadline September 1st September 1st No
Spring deadline December 5th December 5th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 in economic course work and overall; course work in: calculus, intermediate microeconomics and macroeconomics, statistics, econometrics, linear algebra

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
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

22
Total Graduate Students
36%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 4.55%
White or Caucasian 45%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 4.55%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4.55%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (68%)
Female (31%)

Faculty

19
Total faculty
Full-time - 14
Part-time - 5
Male (12)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: NAFTA, economies of transition, economics of Eastern Europe, artificial intelligence, comparative economic systems
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
443,749

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 751
Portland, OR  97207-0751
United States
Contact Dr. Hiro Ito
Chair
Email: ito@pdx.edu
Phone: 503-725-3930

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