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Portland State University

Department of Physics

Portland, OR

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Portland State University

Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Physics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Applied physics
Master of Arts (MA) Physics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 3
Doctoral Degrees 6

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
Varies
Thesis Required
Oral exam, written report
Doctoral Degrees Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

21
Applied
4
Accepted
2
Enrolled
19%

Applying

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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 15th March 15th Yes
Winter deadline November 1st November 1st No
Spring deadline January 15th January 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, minimum GPA of 3.0 in upper-division course work or 2.75 overall, 2 letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 90

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
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

36
Total Graduate Students
13%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.33%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 66%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 11.11%

Gender

Male (88%)
Female (11%)

Faculty

15
Total faculty
Full-time - 14
Part-time - 1
Male (12)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Statistical physics, membrane biophysics, low-temperature physics, electron microscopy, atmospheric physics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
482,078

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 751
Portland, OR  97207-0751
United States
Contact Dr. John L. Freeouf
Chair
Email: jfreeouf@pdx.edu
Phone: 503-725-9876
Fax: 503-725-3815

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