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Portland State University

Department of Psychology

Portland, OR

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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 9
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
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
Varies
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam Completed the GRE and scored in the 70-80th percentile (or above) in Verbal, 60-70th percentile (or above) in Quantitative, and 4.5 or above on the Analytical Writing section.
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

168
Applied
11
Accepted
10
Enrolled
7%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Personal statement, 3 letters of reference
Doctoral Degree Exam Completed the GRE and scored in the 70-80th percentile (or above) in Verbal, 60-70th percentile (or above) in Quantitative, and 4.5 or above on the Analytical Writing section.

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550

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

52
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.85%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 84%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 7.69%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.85%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (21%)
Female (78%)

Faculty

43
Total faculty
Full-time - 22
Part-time - 21
Male (16)
Female (27)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Organizational psychology, work and the family, quantitative psychology, decision-making, psychosocial factors affecting health
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,758,051

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 751
Portland, OR  97207-0751
United States
Contact Dr. Ellen Skinner
Chair
Email: skinnere@pdx.edu
Phone: 503-725-3966
Fax: 503-725-3904

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