Portland, OR
student ratio
total students
Tuition Cost Not Reported
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
April 1
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
12 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Nonprofit And Public Management Certificate [Nonprofit Management ]
    • Collaborative Governance Certificate
    • Energy Policy And Management Certificate [Energy Management and Policy ]
    • Sustainable Food Systems Certificate [Food Science and Technology ]
    • Public Affairs And Policy Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [Public Affairs]
    • Public Administration Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA)
    • Human Resource Management Master of Public Administration (MPA) [Human Resources Management ]
    • Nonprofit Management Master of Public Administration (MPA) [Nonprofit Management ]
    • Local Government Master of Public Administration (MPA)
    • Global Management And Leadership Master of Public Administration (MPA)
    • Natural Resource Policy And Administration Master of Public Administration (MPA)
    • Health Administration Master of Public Administration (MPA) [Health Services Management and Hospital Administration]
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 60
    • Doctoral Degrees 1
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Integrative field experience (MPA), practicum (MPH)
    • Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required and Thesis Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


83% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 118
    • Accepted 99
    • Acceptance Rate 83
    • Enrolled 56
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $65
    • Application Fee - International $65
    • Electronic applications accepted? Not Reported
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline April 1st March 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline September 1st August 1st Not Reported
    • Spring deadline November 1st November 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE (minimum scores: verbal 150, quantitative 149, and analytic writing 4.5), minimum GPA of 3.0, 3 recommendation letters, and resume, 500-word statement of intent
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE, 3 recommendation letters, and resume, 500-word personal essay
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 1
    • Types of financial support availableResearch Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students193
    • Female Percentage67%
    • Male Percentage33%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students193
    • Part-time Percentage56%
    • Full-time Percentage44%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino6%
    • Black / African American4%
    • White / Caucasian69%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native3%
    • Asian4%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander1%
    • Two or more races3%
    • Unknown or International Student10%


  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty21
    • Full-time Percentage71%
    • Part-time Percentage29%
    • Female Percentage48%
    • Male Percentage52%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchPublic budgeting, program evaluation, nonprofit management, natural resources policy and administration
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$679,077

Location & Contact

Division of Public Administration

College of Urban and Public Affairs
Portland State University

PO Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751
United States

Dr. Masami Nishishiba


Phone: 503-725-5151
Email: nishism@pdx.edu

Megan Heljeson

Office Coordinator

Phone: 503-725-3921
Fax: 503-725-8250
Email: publicad@pdx.edu

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