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Portland State University

Department of Sociology

Portland, OR

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Overview

Portland State University / Department of Sociology 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)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Varies
Thesis Required
Oral defense of thesis
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Proposal, research project

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

49
Applied
12
Accepted
10
Enrolled
24%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 in upper-division course work or 2.75 overall, 3 letters of recommendation, personal statement, curriculum vitae/resume, writing sample

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

40
Total Graduate Students
50%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
50%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10%
Black or African American 2.5%
White or Caucasian 70%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.5%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 5%
Unknown 2.5%

Gender

Male (37%)
Female (62%)

Faculty

23
Total faculty
Full-time - 17
Part-time - 6
Male (10)
Female (13)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Urban sociology, gender and class, development, social change, race/ethnic/minority relations
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
247,798

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 751
Portland, OR  97207-0751
United States
Contact Melissa Thompson
Chair
Email: mthomp@pdx.edu
Phone: 503-725-3614
Fax: 503-725-3957

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