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Portland State University

Department of World Languages and Literatures

Portland, OR

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Overview

Portland State University / Department of World Languages and Literatures is located in Portland, OR, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Japanese
Master of Arts (MA) German
Master of Arts (MA) French
Master of Arts (MA) World literature and language
Master of Arts (MA) Spanish

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 9

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 ACTFL
Varies
Thesis Required for some

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

26
Applied
19
Accepted
16
Enrolled
73%

Applying

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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline April 1st March 1st No
Winter deadline September 1st July 1st No
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam ACTFL
Master's Degree Requirements BA in the major language, minimum GPA of 3.0 in all coursework

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 Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

33
Total Graduate Students
24%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 18.18%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 45%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.03%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 9.09%

Gender

Male (45%)
Female (54%)

Faculty

87
Total faculty
Full-time - 61
Part-time - 26
Male (30)
Female (57)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Foreign language pedagogy, applied and social linguistics, literary history and criticism
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
522,357

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 751
Portland, OR  97207-0751
United States
Contact Dr. Gina Greco
Chair
Email: grecog@pdx.edu
Phone: 503-725-5287

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