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Portland State University

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Portland, OR

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Overview

Portland State University / Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is located in Portland, OR.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 128
Doctoral Degrees 3

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
Varies
Oral exam
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Oral and written exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

328
Applied
187
Accepted
95
Enrolled
57%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st No
Winter deadline August 15th August 15th No
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Master's degree in electrical engineering or related field, 3 reference letters, statement of purpose, writing sample

International Students

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

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

303
Total Graduate Students
36%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
63%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.64%
Black or African American 0.66%
White or Caucasian 23%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 6.6%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.65%
Unknown 1.32%

Gender

Male (75%)
Female (24%)

Faculty

29
Total faculty
Full-time - 20
Part-time - 9
Male (24)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Optics and laser systems, design automation, VLSI design, computer systems, power electronics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,540,572

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 751
Portland, OR  97207-0751
United States
Contact Dr. James McNames
Chair
Email: mcnames@ece.pdx.edu
Phone: 503-725-5390
Fax: 503-725-3807