614
Students
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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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

Master's Degrees 205
Doctoral Degrees 4

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 Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Residency

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

624
Applied
263
Accepted
195
Enrolled
42%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st No

Entrance Requirements

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 4 references
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

614
Total Graduate Students
37%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
62%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10.42%
Black or African American 4.72%
White or Caucasian 70%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2.28%
Asian 3.75%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.16%
Two or more races 4.72%
Unknown 3.26%

Gender

Male (18%)
Female (81%)

Faculty

79
Total faculty
Full-time (33)
Part-time (46)
Male (20)
Female (59)

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:
18,049,179

Location & Contact

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