34
Students
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

Portland State University / Systems Science Program is located in Portland, OR, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Certificate) Computer modeling and simulation
Master of Science (MS) Systems science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Systems science/general
(Certificate) Computational intelligence
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Systems science/civil engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Systems science/mathematical sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Systems science/anthropology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Systems science/sociology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Systems science/engineering management
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Systems science/economics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Systems science/psychology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Systems science/business administration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Systems science/mechanical engineering

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE/GMAT (recommended)
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GMAT, GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

18
Applied
17
Accepted
16
Enrolled
94%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th No
Spring deadline November 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE/GMAT (recommended)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 on undergraduate or graduate work, 2 letters of recommendation, statement of interest
Doctoral Degree Exam GMAT, GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 undergraduate, 3.25 graduate; 3 letters of recommendation; statement of interest
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 Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

34
Total Graduate Students
64%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
35%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 11.76%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 73%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 5.88%
Unknown 8.82%

Gender

Male (70%)
Female (29%)

Faculty

6
Total faculty
Full-time (2)
Part-time (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Systems theory and methodology, artificial intelligence neural networks, information theory, nonlinear dynamics/chaos, modeling and simulation
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
169,034

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 751
Portland, OR  97207-0751
United States
Contact Dr. Wayne Wakeland
Chair
Email: wakeland@pdx.edu
Phone: 503-725-4975