27
Students
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Geology
Master of Science (MS) Geology
Master of Science in Teaching (MST) Science/geology
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Science/geology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Environmental sciences and resources
(Certificate) Geology

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 9

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

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted
Field comprehensive
Doctoral Degrees Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

36
Applied
13
Accepted
7
Enrolled
36%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 31st January 31st Yes
Winter deadline January 31st January 31st Yes
Spring deadline January 31st January 31st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Master's Degree Requirements BA/BS in geology, minimum GPA of 3.0 in geology-related and allied sciences, resume, statement of intent, 2 letters of recommendation
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 Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

27
Total Graduate Students
37%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
62%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.41%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 85%
American Indian or Alaska Native 3.7%
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 3.7%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (33%)
Female (66%)

Faculty

17
Total faculty
Full-time (12)
Part-time (5)
Male (12)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Sediment transport, volcanic environmental geology, coastal and fluvial processes
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
819,730

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 751
Portland, OR  97207-0751
United States
Contact Dr. Martin Streck
Chair
Email: streckm@pdx.edu
Phone: 503-725-3379
Fax: 503-725-3025