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Portland State University

Department of English

Portland, OR

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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts/Master of Science (MA/MS)
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Creative writing
Master of Arts (MA) English

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 60

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (for some programs)
Varies
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Oral and written exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

230
Applied
115
Accepted
48
Enrolled
50%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (for some programs)
Master's Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, 2 letters of recommendation, transcripts, critical writing sample

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100

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

124
Total Graduate Students
2%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.68%
Black or African American 0.81%
White or Caucasian 76%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.42%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4.84%
Unknown 3.23%

Gender

Male (39%)
Female (60%)

Faculty

64
Total faculty
Full-time - 33
Part-time - 31
Male (31)
Female (33)

Research

Focus of faculty research: American literature and cultural studies, medieval and British literature, writing prose fiction and poetry, rhetoric and composition, women's literature
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 751
Portland, OR  97207-0751
United States
Contact Dr. Paul Collins
Chair
Email: pcollins@pdx.edu
Phone: 503-725-9777
Fax: 503-725-3561

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