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Portland State University

School of Social Work

Portland, OR

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Overview

Portland State University / School of Social Work is located in Portland, OR, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Social work and social research
Master of Social Work (MSW) Social work

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 235
Doctoral Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Two 500-hour field placements
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Residency

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

599
Applied
382
Accepted
253
Enrolled
64%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 in upper-division course work or 2.75 overall, resume, 3 letters of reference, 3-4 page statement of purpose
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Three letters of recommendation (two letters for references should address your ability to do doctoral-level academic work.

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

657
Total Graduate Students
1%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 13.09%
Black or African American 4.57%
White or Caucasian 70%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.83%
Asian 2.89%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.3%
Two or more races 4.57%
Unknown 1.52%

Gender

Male (17%)
Female (82%)

Faculty

146
Total faculty
Full-time - 71
Part-time - 75
Male (23)
Female (123)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Child welfare; child mental health; social welfare policies and services; work, family, and dependent care; adult mental health
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
13,714,794

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 751
Portland, OR  97207-0751
United States
Contact Dr. Jose Coll
Dean
Email: Coll@pdx.edu
Phone: 503-725-3997
Fax: 503-725-5545

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