Portland State University Graduate Schools

Portland State University (referred to as Portland State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Portland, OR. It is classified as a Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Portland State University is $16,518 for Oregon residents and $24,009 for out-of-state students. The school has 5,354 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 25,711 including undergraduate students.

Portland State University Graduate School Overview

Portland State University (referred to as Portland State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Portland, OR. It is classified as a Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship.
The school is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (12/1/1956 - Current).
Portland State Directory Information
School NamePortland State University (Portland State)
Address724 SW Harrison, Portland, OR 97201
Phone503-725-3000
Webhttps://www.pdx.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.pdx.edu/admissions/apply-to-psu
Financial Infohttps://www.pdx.edu/finaid
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Portland State University is $16,518 for Oregon residents and $24,009 for out-of-state students. The school has 5,354 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 25,711 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 164 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research). Among them, 9 programs are available online classes.
Portland State Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$24,009
$16,518 for Oregon Residents
Student Population5,354
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research)
Number of Programs164 graduate programs
(9 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio21 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Portland State University is $16,518 for Oregon residents and $24,009 for out-of-state students for academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $449 for Oregon residents and $676 for out-of-state students. Portland State University offers the alternative tuition plans.
Portland State 2022 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Oregon Residents$16,518
Out-of-State$24,009
Tuition per Credit Hour
Oregon Residents$449
Out-of-State$676
Portland State University offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, remedial services, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services at Portland State
Distance Learning (Online Classes)9 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army)
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2022 Tuition, Fees, Other College Costs

For academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of Portland State University is $16,518 for Oregon residents and $24,009 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 0.95% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: March 16, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
Oregon ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$14,436$1,380$21,780$1,380
2018-2019$11,178$1,410$17,010$1,410
2019-2020$11,718$1,500$17,847$1,500
2020-2021$14,652$1,641$22,143$1,641
2021-2022$14,817$1,701$22,308$1,701
The graduate school tuition & fees of Portland State is average compared to public graduate schools in Oregon. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,187 and the Oregon graduate tuition is $24,237 (public) / $20,367 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Portland State University$16,518$24,009
All Graduate Schools$11,040$19,187
Public$11,040$20,146
Private$19,294
Oregon Graduate Schools$17,126$21,134
Public$17,126$24,237
Private$20,367
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $16,710 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Portland State University. On-campus living costs are stayed same compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $16,710. Off-campus living costs are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Costs
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018--$12,831$3,765
2018-2019$13,215$2,502$13,215$2,502
2019-2020$13,611$2,502$13,611$2,502
2020-2021$13,500$3,210$13,500$3,210
2021-2022$13,500$3,210$13,500$3,210
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $449 for Oregon residents and $676 for other students at Portland State University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 0.75% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Oregon ResidentsOut-of-State
2017-2018$401$605
2018-2019$414$630
2019-2020$434$661
2020-2021$444$671
2021-2022$449$676

Graduate Programs at Portland State

Portland State University offers 169 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 2,419 students have completed their study at Portland State University.
Offered Degrees at Portland State University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree7721,683
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship23096
Post Bachelor's Degree694640
Total16962,419
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Portland State University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other) program with 312 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Social Work program with 245 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Biology/Biological Sciences program with 9 completers.
Portland State University offers 169 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 2,419 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 1,683 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 640 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources And Conservation [+] 22 completers-
Environmental Science14-
Natural Resources Management and Policy8-
Architecture [+] 47 completers-
0-
Architecture22$49,400
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning25$50,300
Communication and Journalism [+] 38 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric10-
Publishing28-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 37 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences0-
Computer Science37-
Education [+] (4 completers) 494 completers$43,800
Education206$43,800
Curriculum and Instruction52$53,200
Educational Leadership and Administration72$40,700
Educational/Instructional Technology0-
Special Education and Teaching64$46,300
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services45$42,500
Early Childhood Education and Teaching34-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor21$23,000
Engineering [+] 177 completers-
Engineering0-
Civil Engineering26$61,300
Computer Software Engineering0-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering123$90,700
Materials Engineering9-
Mechanical Engineering19-
Systems Engineering0-
Engineering Technology [+] 52 completers-
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician0-
Engineering/Industrial Management52-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics [+] 8 completers-
Foreign Languages and Literatures0-
Japanese Language and Literature4-
German Language and Literature0-
French Language and Literature0-
Spanish Language and Literature4-
English Language And Literature [+] 29 completers-
English Language and Literature6-
Writing0$33,600
Creative Writing18-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing5-
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities [+] 0 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies0-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 15 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences12-
Biostatistics3-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 33 completers-
Mathematics16-
Financial Mathematics6-
Statistics11-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 28 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences4-
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution19$38,800
Systems Science and Theory5-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)0-
Physical Sciences [+] 23 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Chemistry4-
Geology/Earth Science11-
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (other)1-
Physics7-
Psychology [+] 12 completers-
Psychology12-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting [+] 13 completers-
0-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies13-
Human Services [+] 293 completers-
0-
Public Administration36$54,900
Public Policy Analysis12-
Social Work245$47,200
Social Sciences [+] 35 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Anthropology4-
Economics1-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics6-
Geography4-
Political Science and Government4-
Sociology7-
Urban Studies/Affairs9-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 26 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts0-
Fine/Studio Arts6-
Music3-
Music Performance14-
Conducting3-
Keyboard Instruments0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 87 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Audiology/Audiologist43-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management14-
Public Health7-
Environmental Health2-
Public Health Education and Promotion16-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (other)5-
Business [+] 203 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Business Administration and Management80$77,900
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management28-
Finance47$77,500
International Business/Trade/Commerce20-
Real Estate17-
Taxation11-
History [+] 11 completers-
History11-
Total1,683
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources And Conservation [+] 4 completers-
Environmental Studies2-
Environmental Science2-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences0-
Computer Science2-
Education [+] 19 completers-
Education0-
Curriculum and Instruction7-
Educational Leadership and Administration4-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration5-
Special Education and Teaching2-
Mathematics Teacher Education1-
Engineering [+] 12 completers-
Engineering0-
Civil Engineering5-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering4-
Mechanical Engineering3-
Engineering Technology [+] 6 completers-
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician0-
Engineering/Industrial Management6-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 9 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences9-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 2 completers-
Mathematics2-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 3 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Systems Science and Theory3-
Physical Sciences [+] 13 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Chemistry8-
Physics5-
Psychology [+] 6 completers-
Psychology0-
Community Psychology6-
Human Services [+] 10 completers-
0-
Public Policy Analysis6-
Social Work4-
Social Sciences [+] 9 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Sociology3-
Urban Studies/Affairs6-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Public Health1-
Total96
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources And Conservation [+] 0 completers-
Natural Resource Economics0-
Architecture [+] 6 completers-
0-
Environmental Design/Architecture2-
Architecture and Related Services (other)4-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies [+] 16 completers-
African Studies2-
Asian Studies/Civilization2-
European Studies/Civilization0-
Latin American Studies7-
Near and Middle Eastern Studies2-
African-American/Black Studies0-
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies0-
Women's Studies0-
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies (other)3-
Communication and Journalism [+] 0 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric0-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs (other)0-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 14 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences0-
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration14-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance0-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (other)0-
Education [+] (4 completers) 362 completers-
Education4-
Educational Leadership and Administration0-
Adult and Continuing Education Administration16-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration8-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation0-
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (other)8-
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching0-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)312-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education0-
Foreign Language Teacher Education0-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor14-
Engineering [+] 3 completers-
Engineering0-
Computer Software Engineering1-
Computer Engineering (other)0-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering0-
Systems Engineering1-
Engineering (other)1-
Engineering Technology [+] 5 completers-
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician0-
Engineering/Industrial Management5-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics [+] 2 completers-
Foreign Languages and Literatures0-
Linguistics0-
Russian Language and Literature2-
Turkish Language and Literature0-
Work and Family Studies [+] 18 completers-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences0-
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management3-
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services (other)1-
Child Development14-
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities [+] 5 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies0-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities (other)5-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 6 completers-
Mathematics0-
Statistics6-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 21 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Gerontology6-
International/Global Studies9-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)6-
Physical Sciences [+] 5 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Hydrology and Water Resources Science5-
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (other)0-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting [+] (2 completers) 0 completers-
0-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies0-
Human Services [+] (2 completers) 16 completers-
0-
Public Administration7-
Public Policy Analysis (other)7-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions (other)2-
Social Sciences [+] 18 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Demography and Population Studies0-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics0-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography18-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 0 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Dance0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling1-
Public Health1-
Business [+] 124 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management10-
Transportation/Mobility Management0-
Project Management23-
Accounting47$47,900
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies3-
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations (other)6-
Human Resources Management and Services (other)0-
International Business/Trade/Commerce12-
Real Estate2-
Taxation0-
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations20-
Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations1-
Total640

Graduate Student Population at Portland State

For academic year 2021-2022, total 4,984 students enrolled into Portland State University graduate schools where it has total 25,711 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 2,315 full-time and 2,669 part-time graduate students. By gender, 1,824 male and 3,160 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total4,9841,8243,160
Full-time2,3158311,484
Part-tme2,6699931,676
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 3,122 White (62.64%), 151 Black/African American (3.03%), 510 Hispanic (10.23%), 247 Asian (4.96%), and 954 students with other races. 514 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total4,9841,8243,160
American Indian/Native American371324
Asian24784163
Black/African American1516091
Hispanic510151359
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander1248
White3,1221,1271,995
Two More25269183
Un-Known1396475
Non-resident Alien514252262
Portland State University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 553 graduate students (11.10% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 440 graduate students (8.83% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total4,984
Enrolled Online Exclusively553
Enrolled Some Online Courses440
Not in Online Courses3,991

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