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Portland State University

Department of Public Administration

Portland, OR

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Portland State University

Overview

Portland State University / Department of Public Administration is located in Portland, OR.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Global management and leadership
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Natural resource policy and administration
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Local government
(Certificate) Sustainable food systems
(Certificate) Nonprofit and public management
(Certificate) Collaborative governance
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Human resource management
(Certificate) Energy policy and management
Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) Public administration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Public affairs and policy
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Health administration
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Nonprofit management

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 60
Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (minimum scores: verbal 150, quantitative 149, and analytic writing 4.5)
Integrative field experience (MPA), practicum (MPH)
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

118
Applied
99
Accepted
56
Enrolled
84%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline April 1st March 1st No
Winter deadline September 1st August 1st No
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (minimum scores: verbal 150, quantitative 149, and analytic writing 4.5)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, 3 recommendation letters, resume, 500-word statement of intent
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 recommendation letters, resume, 500-word personal essay

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
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

193
Total Graduate Students
56%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
43%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.22%
Black or African American 4.15%
White or Caucasian 69%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2.59%
Asian 4.15%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.52%
Two or more races 3.11%
Unknown 2.59%

Gender

Male (33%)
Female (66%)

Faculty

21
Total faculty
Full-time - 15
Part-time - 6
Male (11)
Female (10)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Public budgeting, program evaluation, nonprofit management, natural resources policy and administration
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
679,077

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 751
Portland, OR  97207-0751
United States
Contact Dr. Masami Nishishiba
Chair
Email: nishism@pdx.edu
Phone: 503-725-5151