135
Students
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

Portland State University / Department of English is located in Portland, OR, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts/Master of Science (MA/MS)
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Creative writing
Master of Arts (MA) English

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 67

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (for some programs)
1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Oral and written exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

181
Applied
77
Accepted
45
Enrolled
43%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 3rd January 3rd No
Winter deadline September 1st September 1st No
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE (for some programs)
Master's Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, 2 letters of recommendation, transcripts, critical writing sample
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100

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 Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

135
Total Graduate Students
34%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
65%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.19%
Black or African American 1.48%
White or Caucasian 76%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.74%
Asian 1.48%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.74%
Two or more races 5.19%
Unknown 4.44%

Gender

Male (36%)
Female (63%)

Faculty

72
Total faculty
Full-time (37)
Part-time (35)
Male (30)
Female (42)

Research

Focus of faculty research: American literature and cultural studies, medieval and British literature, writing prose fiction and poetry, rhetoric and composition, women's literature
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
28,767

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 751
Portland, OR  97207-0751
United States
Contact Dr. Paul Collins
Chair
Email: pcollins@pdx.edu
Phone: 503-725-9777
Fax: 503-725-3561