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 4,984 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 23,640 including undergraduate students.

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/undergraduate-admissions/freshman-how-when-to-apply
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 4,984 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 23,640 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 274 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, and Doctorate (Research).
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$24,009
$16,518 for Oregon Residents
Student Population4,984
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, and Doctorate (Research)
Number of Programs274 graduate programs
Student to Faculty Ratio19 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 the 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 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
Distance Learning (Online Classes)Graduate Level Courses & Programs
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 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the 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: July 22, 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 $19,204 and the Oregon graduate tuition is $24,384 (public) / $20,334 (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$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
Oregon Graduate Schools$18,481$21,154
Public$17,693$24,384
Private$20,334
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 Expenses
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 183 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, 2,516 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 Degree8001,610
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship24095
Post Bachelor's Degree790811
Total18302,516
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 381 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Social Work program with 249 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Curriculum and Instruction program with 13 completers.
Portland State University offers 183 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered only in on-site (classroom) education. Last year total 2,516 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 1,610 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 811 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 [+] 18 completers-
Environmental Science7-
Natural Resources Management and Policy11-
Architecture [+] 50 completers-
Architecture19$49,400
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning31$50,300
Communication and Journalism [+] 34 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric7-
Publishing27-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 87 completers-
Computer Science87-
Education [+] 431 completers$43,800
Education173$43,800
Curriculum and Instruction42$53,200
Educational Leadership and Administration71$40,700
Educational/Instructional Technology0-
Special Education and Teaching51$46,300
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services49$42,500
Early Childhood Education and Teaching26-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor19$23,000
Engineering [+] 178 completers-
Civil Engineering27$61,300
Computer Software Engineering0-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering0$90,700
Materials Engineering14-
Mechanical Engineering19-
Systems Engineering10-
Electrical and Computer Engineering108-
Engineering Technology [+] 32 completers-
Engineering/Industrial Management32-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 9 completers-
Foreign Languages and Literatures0-
Japanese Language and Literature4-
German Language and Literature0-
French Language and Literature0-
Spanish Language and Literature5-
English Language and Literature [+] 18 completers-
English Language and Literature7-
Writing0$33,600
Creative Writing4-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing7-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] 0 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies0-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 16 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences5-
Biostatistics11-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 81 completers-
Mathematics20-
Financial Mathematics47-
Statistics14-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 7 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution2$38,800
Systems Science and Theory5-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)0-
Physical Sciences [+] 11 completers-
Chemistry1-
Geology/Earth Science7-
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (other)1-
Physics2-
Psychology [+] 8 completers-
Psychology8-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 14 completers-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies14-
Human Services [+] 307 completers-
Public Administration43$54,900
Public Policy Analysis16-
Social Work248$47,200
Social Sciences [+] 34 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Anthropology8-
Economics0-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics10-
Geography8-
Political Science and Government2-
Sociology3-
Urban Studies/Affairs3-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 30 completers-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts0-
Fine/Studio Arts13-
Music5-
Music Performance7-
Conducting3-
Keyboard Instruments2-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 109 completers-
Audiology/Audiologist39-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management23-
Public Health32-
Environmental Health4-
Public Health Education and Promotion11-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (other)0-
Business [+] 126 completers-
Business Administration and Management40$77,900
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management20-
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management1-
Finance3$77,500
International Business/Trade/Commerce0-
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (other)5-
Real Estate34-
Taxation23-
History [+] 10 completers-
History10-
Total1,610
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 8 completers-
Environmental Studies8-
Environmental Science0-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 4 completers-
Computer Science4-
Education [+] 9 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction3-
Educational Leadership and Administration2-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration2-
Special Education and Teaching1-
Mathematics Teacher Education1-
Engineering [+] 14 completers-
Civil Engineering5-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering0-
Mechanical Engineering3-
Electrical and Computer Engineering6-
Engineering Technology [+] 12 completers-
Engineering/Industrial Management12-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 5 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences5-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 2 completers-
Mathematics2-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 2 completers-
Systems Science and Theory2-
Physical Sciences [+] 11 completers-
Chemistry8-
Physics3-
Psychology [+] 9 completers-
Community Psychology9-
Human Services [+] 7 completers-
Public Policy Analysis5-
Social Work2-
Social Sciences [+] 10 completers-
Sociology6-
Urban Studies/Affairs4-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Public Health2-
Total95
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 0 completers-
Natural Resource Economics0-
Natural Resources Management and Policy (other)0-
Architecture [+] 8 completers-
Environmental Design/Architecture5-
Architecture and Related Services (other)3-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 14 completers-
African Studies0-
Asian Studies/Civilization1-
European Studies/Civilization0-
Latin American Studies1-
Near and Middle Eastern Studies3-
African-American/Black Studies0-
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies2-
Women's Studies0-
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies (other)7-
Communication and Journalism [+] 0 completers-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs (other)0-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 19 completers-
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration9-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance8-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (other)2-
Education [+] 429 completers-
Education3-
Educational Leadership and Administration0-
Adult and Continuing Education Administration16-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration7-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation0-
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (other)1-
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching0-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)381-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education0-
Foreign Language Teacher Education0-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor21-
Engineering [+] 14 completers-
Computer Software Engineering0-
Computer Engineering (other)0-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering0-
Systems Engineering6-
Engineering (other)8-
Engineering Technology [+] 4 completers-
Engineering/Industrial Management4-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 3 completers-
Foreign Languages and Literatures0-
Linguistics0-
Russian Language and Literature3-
Turkish Language and Literature0-
Work and Family Studies [+] 54 completers-
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management12-
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services (other)3-
Child Development39-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] 5 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities (other)5-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Biostatistics2-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 2 completers-
Statistics0-
Applied Statistics, General2-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 46 completers-
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution3-
Gerontology4-
International/Global Studies23-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)16-
Physical Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Hydrology and Water Resources Science2-
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (other)0-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 6 completers-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies6-
Human Services [+] 10 completers-
Public Administration5-
Public Policy Analysis (other)4-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions (other)1-
Social Sciences [+] 26 completers-
Demography and Population Studies2-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics6-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography18-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 0 completers-
Dance0-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 17 completers-
Communication Sciences and Disorders15-
Lactation Consultant0-
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling0-
Public Health2-
Business [+] 143 completers-
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management5-
Transportation/Mobility Management2-
Project Management14-
Accounting36$47,900
Business/Corporate Communications2-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies6-
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations (other)7-
Human Resources Management and Services (other)1-
International Business/Trade/Commerce20-
Management Science8-
Real Estate9-
Taxation0-
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations29-
Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations4-
Total811

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 23,640 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
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Portland State University. 593 students are aged 20 to 24 (11.90% of total students), 2 students are aged below 20 (0.04%), 321 students are aged above 50 (6.44%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Portland State University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total4,9841,8243,160
Age 18-19211
Age 20-2114311
Age 22-24579190389
Age 25-291,493511982
Age 30-341,106459647
Age 35-39724296428
Age 40-49745251494
Age 50-6429695201
Over 6425187

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