School of Social Work Portland State University

School of Social Work Portland State University

Portland, OR
location
Public
type
Urban
setting
82%
18%
student ratio
614
total students
Tuition Cost Not Reported
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
February 1
fall application deadline
42%
acceptance rate
2 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Social Work And Social Research Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [Social Work ]
    • Social Work Master of Social Work (MSW) [Social Work ]
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 205
    • Doctoral Degrees 4
    • 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? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Two 500-hour field placements
    • Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required, Thesis Required and residency
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

42% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 624
    • Accepted 263
    • Acceptance Rate 42
    • Enrolled 195
  • 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 February 1st February 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's Degreesminimum GPA of 3.0 in upper-division course work or 2.75 overall, resume, and 3 letters of reference, 3-4 page statement of purpose
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, 4 references
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT

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, Tuition Waivers, 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 Students614
    • Female Percentage82%
    • Male Percentage18%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students614
    • Part-time Percentage38%
    • Full-time Percentage62%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino10%
    • Black / African American5%
    • White / Caucasian70%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native2%
    • Asian4%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races4%
    • Unknown or International Student5%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty79
    • Full-time Percentage42%
    • Part-time Percentage58%
    • Female Percentage75%
    • Male Percentage25%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchChild welfare; child mental health; social welfare policies and services; work, family, and dependent care; adult mental health
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$18,049,179

Location & Contact

School of Social Work

Portland State University

PO Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751
United States

Dr. Laura Nissen

Dean

Phone: 503-725-3997
Fax: 503-725-5545
Email: nissen@pdx.edu

William Donlan

Director of MSW Program

Phone: 503-725-8977
Email: donlan@pdx.edu


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