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Portland State University

Department of Anthropology

Portland, OR

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Overview

Portland State University / Department of Anthropology is located in Portland, OR, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Science (MS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
1 Foreign Language
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

22
Applied
10
Accepted
3
Enrolled
45%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.25 in upper-division anthropology course work, 3.0 overall; 3 letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

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 Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

22
Total Graduate Students
63%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
36%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.55%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 86%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 4.55%
Unknown 4.55%

Gender

Male (27%)
Female (72%)

Faculty

14
Total faculty
Full-time - 8
Part-time - 6
Male (5)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Forensic anthropology, Northwest Coast prehistory, Native Americans, applied anthropology, urban anthropology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
691,496

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 751
Portland, OR  97207-0751
United States
Contact Dr. Virginia Butler
Chair
Email: virginia@pdx.edu
Phone: 503-725-3303

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