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Portland State University

Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Portland, OR

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Overview

Portland State University / Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics 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)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Mathematical sciences
(Certificate) Applied statistics
(Certificate) Mathematics for middle school
Master of Science (MS) Mathematics for teachers
Master of Science (MS) Statistics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Mathematics education

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 27
Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted
2 written examinations
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Preliminary and comprehensive examinations

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

99
Applied
74
Accepted
39
Enrolled
75%

Applying

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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes
Winter deadline September 1st July 1st No
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 in upper-division course work or 2.75 cumulative undergraduate
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

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

133
Total Graduate Students
15%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.02%
Black or African American 0.75%
White or Caucasian 60%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.75%
Asian 6.02%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.76%
Unknown 3.01%

Gender

Male (57%)
Female (42%)

Faculty

49
Total faculty
Full-time - 36
Part-time - 13
Male (32)
Female (17)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Algebra, topology, statistical distribution theory, control theory, statistical robustness
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,025,259

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 751
Portland, OR  97207-0751
United States
Contact Dr. Gerardo Lafferriere
Chair
Email: gerardoL@pdx.edu
Phone: 503-725-3662

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