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Portland State University

Department of Geography

Portland, OR

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Portland State University

Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geography
Master of Science in Teaching (MST) Geography
Master of Arts (MA) Geography
Master of Science (MS) Geography
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Geography

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 11

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 (minimum score of 297)
Thesis Required for some

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

40
Applied
36
Accepted
25
Enrolled
90%

Applying

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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum score of 297)
Master's Degree Requirements Geography degree with minimum GPA of 3.0 overall, 3 letters of recommendation

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 Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

51
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 11.76%
Black or African American 1.96%
White or Caucasian 72%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1.96%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 9.8%
Unknown 1.96%

Gender

Male (58%)
Female (41%)

Faculty

18
Total faculty
Full-time - 8
Part-time - 10
Male (15)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Geographic information systems, natural lands, Latin American subsistence farming, climatic change, urban perspectives
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
328,804

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 751
Portland, OR  97207-0751
United States
Contact Dr. Heejun Chang
Chair
Email: changh@pdx.edu
Phone: 503-725-3162
Fax: 503-725-3162

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