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Portland State University

Graduate Studies

Portland, OR

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Portland State University


Portland State University / Graduate Studies is located in Portland, OR, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Education (Ed D)
Master of Public Health (MPH)
Master of Science (MS)
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Science in Teaching (MST)
Master of Science Teaching (MST)
Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP)
Master of Urban Studies (MUS)
Master of Real Estate Development (MRED)
Master of Architecture (M Arch)
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME)
Master of Education (M Ed)
Master of Engineering (M Eng)
Master of Environmental Management (MEM)
Master of International Management (MIM)
Master of Science/Master of Business Administration (MS/MBA)
Master of Science/Master of Science (MS/MS)
Master of Music (Mus M)
Master of Science in Finance (MSF)
Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA)
Master of Science in Material Science Engineering (MSMSE)
Master of Arts/Master of Science (MA/MS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 1593
Doctoral Degrees 78

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Varies
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Thesis Required


Acceptance Rate



Application Fee - Domestic
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 1st March 1st No
Winter deadline October 1st July 1st No
Spring deadline February 1st November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Four-year baccalaureate degree, minimum GPA of 3.0, two recommendations, personal statement

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

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

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 8.46%
Black or African American 2.59%
White or Caucasian 62%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.93%
Asian 5.19%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.23%
Two or more races 4.18%
Unknown 3.17%


Male (39%)
Female (60%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 768
Part-time - 586
Male (680)
Female (674)


Focus of faculty research: Not reported
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 751
Portland, OR  97207-0751
United States
Contact Dr. Margaret Everett
Dean of Graduate Studies
Phone: 503-725-5258
Fax: 503-725-3416