36
Students
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Physics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Applied physics
Master of Arts (MA) Physics

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 3
Doctoral Degrees 6

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

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Varies
Thesis Required
Oral exam, written report
Doctoral Degrees Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

21
Applied
4
Accepted
2
Enrolled
19%

Applying

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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 15th March 15th Yes
Winter deadline November 1st November 1st No
Spring deadline January 15th January 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, minimum GPA of 3.0 in upper-division course work or 2.75 overall, 2 letters of recommendation
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 90

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
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

36
Total Graduate Students
38%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
61%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.33%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 66%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 11.11%

Gender

Male (88%)
Female (11%)

Faculty

15
Total faculty
Full-time (14)
Part-time (1)
Male (12)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Statistical physics, membrane biophysics, low-temperature physics, electron microscopy, atmospheric physics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
482,078

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 751
Portland, OR  97207-0751
United States
Contact Dr. John L. Freeouf
Chair
Email: jfreeouf@pdx.edu
Phone: 503-725-9876
Fax: 503-725-3815