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Portland State University

Department of Computer Science

Portland, OR

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Portland State University

Overview

Portland State University / Department of Computer Science is located in Portland, OR.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Computer science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Computer science
(Certificate) Computer security

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 52
Doctoral Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (minimum scores 60th percentile in Quantitative and 25th percentile in Verbal)
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (minimum scores 60th percentile in Quantitative and 25th percentile in Verbal)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

211
Applied
101
Accepted
54
Enrolled
48%

Applying

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

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (minimum scores 60th percentile in Quantitative and 25th percentile in Verbal)
Master's Degree Requirements BS in engineering field, science or closely-related area; minimum GPA of 3.0 or equivalent; 2 letters of recommendation; personal statement
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE (minimum scores 60th percentile in Quantitative and 25th percentile in Verbal)
Doctoral Degree Requirements MS in computer science or allied field

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550

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

183
Total Graduate Students
42%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
57%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.73%
Black or African American 0.55%
White or Caucasian 32%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 10.38%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 3.83%
Unknown 3.83%

Gender

Male (68%)
Female (31%)

Faculty

30
Total faculty
Full-time - 26
Part-time - 4
Male (25)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Formal methods, database systems, parallel programming environments, computer security, software tools
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,126,181

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 751
Portland, OR  97207-0751
United States
Contact Dr. Wu-Chi Feng
Chair
Email: wuchang@cs.pdx.edu
Phone: 503-725-2408
Fax: 503-725-3211