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Portland State University

Department of Applied Linguistics

Portland, OR

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Portland State University

Overview

Portland State University / Department of Applied Linguistics is located in Portland, OR.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Teaching English to speakers of other languages
(Certificate) Teaching English as a second language

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 32

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees 1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Portfolio, culminating experience

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

41
Applied
34
Accepted
14
Enrolled
83%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree with minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0, 2 letters of recommendation, personal statement, resume

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100
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
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

41
Total Graduate Students
43%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
56%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.88%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 75%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 4.88%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.44%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (36%)
Female (63%)

Faculty

12
Total faculty
Full-time - 11
Part-time - 1
Male (3)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Sociolinguistics, linguistics and cognitive science, language proficiency testing, lexical phrases and language teaching, teaching English as a second language methodology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
402,997

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 751
Portland, OR  97207-0751
United States
Contact Dr. Tucker Childs
Chair
Email: childst@pdx.edu
Phone: 503-725-4099
Fax: 503-725-4139