Portland State University - Master's Degree

Located in downtown Portland, PSU offers more than 120 majors as well as master's and doctoral programs. PSU is governed by a board of trustees who oversee the seven constituent colleges.

  • Average Tuition USD 41,699

School Description

PSU was originally founded as a post-secondary educational institution for World War II veterans. The university remains focused on sustainability and has been nationally recognized for its community-based senior capstone project. Notable alumni include 34th governor of Oregon, Barbara Roberts, as well as Turing Award winner Ivan Sutherland.

Master Programs

  • 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, USA

    Anthropology

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual knowledge of Anthropology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human language, culture, societies, biological and material remains, biology, and the behavior of primates.

  • 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, USA

    Architecture

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to pursue a higher education or career in Architecture. The program offers courses that focus on the study of architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; and professional responsibilities.

  • 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, USA

    Biology

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

  • 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, USA

    Business Administration

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

  • 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, USA

    Chemistry

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

  • 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, USA

    Childhood Education

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Childhood Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of teaching including other educational services for infant and preschool aged children with special learning needs or disabilities.

  • 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, USA

    Civil Engineering

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Civil Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to problems that arise from creating and maintaining structures; mechanics; hydraulics; geotechnics; materials science; and statistical analysis.

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    Communication

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and ethics, creative writing, and media design.

  • 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, USA

    Computer Science

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

  • 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, USA

    Criminal Justice

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Criminal Justice. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history and theory of law enforcement; operational command leadership; administration of public police organizations; labor relations; incident response strategies; legal and regulatory responsibilities; budgeting; public relations; and organizational leadership.

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    Criminology

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Criminology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history and theory of law enforcement; operational command leadership; administration of public police organizations; labor relations; incident response strategies; legal and regulatory responsibilities; budgeting; public relations; and organizational leadership.

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    Economics

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient allocation of resources; economic theory; micro and macroeconomics; comparative economic systems; banking systems; international economics; quantitative analytical methods; and public policy.

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    Engineering Management

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of accounting; engineering economy; financial management; industrial and human resource management; industrial psychology; management information systems; mathematical modeling and optimization; quality control; operations research; safety and health issues; and environmental program management.

  • 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, USA

    Engineering Technology

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering Technology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of specific engineering techniques; calculus; general physics; technology; computer applications; computer programming; applied mathematics; and emerging technologies.

  • 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, USA

    English

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

  • 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, USA

    Finance

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of core business disciplines such as management, accounting, and marketing.

  • 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, USA

    Health Administration

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health Administration. The program offers courses that focus on studying the administration of public health systems, management, health care systems, and hospital networks.

  • 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, USA

    History

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

  • 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, USA

    Mathematics

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, USA

    Mathematics and Philosophy

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics and Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on central themes in philosophy, core mathematics, analysis, geometry, abstract algebra, and probability.

  • 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, USA

    Music

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

  • 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, USA

    Performing Arts

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Performing Arts. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that are delivered through a mix of practical workshops and lectures that focus on music, dance and drama.

  • 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, USA

    Physics

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the primary language to communicate concepts.

  • 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, USA

    Psychology

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

  • 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, USA

    Public Affairs

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Public Affairs. The program offers courses that focus on the study of government relations; media communications; issue management; corporate social responsibility; information dissemination; and strategic communications.

  • 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, USA

    Science

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general sciences including physics, chemistry, nutrition, biology, and environmental science.

  • 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, USA

    Social Sciences

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general sciences including physics, chemistry, nutrition, biology, and environmental science.

  • 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, USA

    Social Work

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Social Work. The program offers courses that enable students to work with individuals, groups, and communities. The program requires students to participate in social work agencies, children's homes, and other institutions.

  • 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, USA

    Sociology

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and methods of research.

  • 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, USA

    Statistics

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Statistics. The program offers courses that focus on the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, as well as the effective communication and presentation of results relying on data.

  • 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, USA

    Teaching

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Teaching. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities; diagnosing learning disabilities; developing individual education plans; teaching and supervising special education students; special education counseling; and applicable laws and policies.

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Rankings

  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 652
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 573
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 701
  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 749
  • US News (National)
    US News (National) 231

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.90
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 71
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00
  • Minimum incoming GRE 305
  • Minimum incoming GMAT 600
  • Minimum SAT 1170
  • Minimum ACT 19

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    Established in 1946

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    PSU is the only university in Oregon to offer a Four-Year Degree Guarantee. Eight buildings on the campus are LEED-certified.

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          • Testimony
            2011-2012, Education

            "In my youth I went to a very large university in another. An impersonal, concrete jungle. When I returned to school later in life, I went to Portland State. I can't even express how completely different my experience was. It change me as a person in every way. I am now finishing my Master's there after a break of a few years teaching. I look forward to every minute of it."

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            2007-2008, Business

            "I found the professors and faculty to be some of the best. They have diverse backgrounds, engaging approaches, and overall seem down-to-earth."

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            2009-2012, Architecture

            "The PSU Architecture program provides a very strong foundation in design thinking, artistic skill, and the development of the theoretical lens necessary to do good work. Some of the technical skills you will have to develop on your own time, but any educational experience can teach how to draft and model. PSU can teach you how to think, honestly and coherently."