Graduate Programs Overview

Portland State University is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Portland, Oregon. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $16,293 for Oregon residents and $23,784 for other students in average.

It offers one hundred seventy-two graduate programs: 78 Master's, 24 Doctorate, 70 Post-Bachelor's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NamePortland State University
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address724 SW Harrison, Portland, OR
Graduate School Students5,001 students
559 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$16,293
Out-of-State$23,784
Student to Faculty21:1 (4.76%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 172 Graduate Programs
78 Master's, 70 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at Portland State University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Oregon residents, the tuition & fees are $16,293 and $23,784 for non-Oregon residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $434 for Oregon residents and $661 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$14,652$22,143
Fees$1,641$1,641
Cost per Credit$434$661
Books & Supplies$1,200
Room & Board$13,500 (On-Campus) / $13,500 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$3,210 (On-Campus) / $3,210 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$34,203$41,694
Off-Campus Total$34,203$41,694
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
In-State$14,565$15,816$12,588$13,218$16,293
Out-of-State$22,053$23,160$18,420$19,347$23,784

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Portland State University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 339 major areas - 77 Master's (2 online programs), 23 Doctorate , 69 Post-Bachelor'(4 online programs). The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
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Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Natural Resources And Conservation
Architecture
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Physical Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Natural Resources And Conservation
Architecture
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
English Language And Literature
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Natural Resources And Conservation
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Natural Resources And Conservation
Architecture
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Physical Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Natural Resources And Conservation
Architecture
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
English Language And Literature
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Natural Resources And Conservation
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 25,321 students enrolled in Portland State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 5,001 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 1,901 male and 3,100 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 2,421 full-time and 2,580 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 559 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 408 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total5,001
Men Students1,901
Women Students3,100
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total5,001
Full-time Students2,421
Part-time Students2,580
By race/ethnicity 3,174 White, 113 Black, and 275 Asian students are attending at Portland State University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Total5,001
American Indian /
Native American
39
Asian275
Black113
Hispanic456
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
15
White3,174
Two or more races217
Un-Known129
16 students are younger than 22 and 1,047 students are older than 65. The school has 2,119 students aged between 22 and 30 and 1,819 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total5,001
21 & Under16
22-24569
25-291,550
30-341,087
35-39732
40 & Over1,047
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Portland State University, 559 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 408 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment5,001
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses559
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses408
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses4,034
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses559
Oregon Resident400
Other State In U.S.150
Outside of U.S.9



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