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Portland State University

Department of Political Science

Portland, OR

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Portland State University

Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Master of Arts (MA) Political science Comparative politics
Master of Arts (MA) Political science Political theory
Master of Arts (MA) Political science International relations
Master of Arts (MA) Political science American politics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 2

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
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

13
Applied
9
Accepted
8
Enrolled
69%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline April 1st March 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or 3.1 in graduate-level coursework, 2 letters of recommendation, statement of intent

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 Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

20
Total Graduate Students
10%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 75%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 5%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (65%)
Female (35%)

Faculty

18
Total faculty
Full-time - 10
Part-time - 8
Male (12)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Congress, presidency, political reform, international environment, hate speech
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 751
Portland, OR  97207-0751
United States
Contact Christopher Shortell
Chair
Email: shortell@pdx.edu
Phone: 503-725-5139
Fax: 503-725-8444

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