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Portland State University

Department of Geography

Portland, OR

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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 16

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 GRE General Test (minimum score of 297)
Thesis Required for some

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

26
Applied
20
Accepted
10
Enrolled
77%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

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

26
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 15.38%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 73%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.85%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 7.69%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (50%)
Female (50%)

Faculty

23
Total faculty
Full-time - 14
Part-time - 9
Male (15)
Female (8)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Geographic information systems, natural lands, Latin American subsistence farming, climatic change, urban perspectives
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,130,341

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 751
Portland, OR  97207-0751
United States
Contact Dr. Martin Lafrenz
Chair
Email: lafrenz@pdx.edu
Phone: 503-725-3163
Fax: 503-725-3162

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