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Portland State University

Department of Environmental Sciences and Management

Portland, OR

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Portland State University

Overview

Portland State University / Department of Environmental Sciences and Management is located in Portland, OR, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Environmental sciences/chemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Environmental sciences/geography
Master of Environmental Management (MEM) Environmental management
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Environmental sciences/civil engineering
Professional Master of Science (PSM) Environmental science and management
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Environmental sciences/biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Environmental sciences/physics
Master of Science (MS) Environmental studies
(Certificate) Hydrology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Environmental sciences/geology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 17
Doctoral Degrees 9

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
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Oral and qualifying exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

39
Applied
20
Accepted
15
Enrolled
51%

Applying

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

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 Science-based BA/BS or equivalent training, 3 letters of recommendation, identification of potential advisor
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 in upper-division course work or 2.75 overall

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
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

74
Total Graduate Students
47%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
52%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.7%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 82%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.35%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1.35%
Two or more races 2.7%
Unknown 5.41%

Gender

Male (36%)
Female (63%)

Faculty

20
Total faculty
Full-time - 15
Part-time - 5
Male (9)
Female (11)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Environmental aspects of biology, chemistry, civil engineering, geology, physics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,397,248

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 751
Portland, OR  97207-0751
United States
Contact Dr. Catherine de Rivera
Chair
Email: derivera@pdx.edu
Phone: 503-725-8038
Fax: 503-725-9040