Portland State University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.77 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 105 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: CSWE
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 26,627 (21,071 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 52% part-time, 48% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $15,816 in-state; $23,160 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Speech Pathology
Graduation Year: 2019

Although there are not many funding options for graduate students, there are many opportunities available at PSU on campus and in the community through clinic placements and externships. I am so excited to travel to Ecuador this summer for the SPHR study abroad program.
4.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Speech Pathology
Graduation Year: 2019

Portland State University is a great school to attend if you like the feeling of being in the city and in the hustle and bustle of life. Centered in downtown, it has a beautiful outdoor area that still allows you to feel like you're in nature and find some piece and quiet. The professors here are well educated and dedicated to making sure you learn as much as possible. Even though the buildings are kind of old, PSU continually makes improvements to keep technology up-to-date. I would highly recommend PSU to any student looking at colleges in Oregon!
2.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2009

The advanced standing program was immensely helpful. I appreciate the school's desire to continue to grow and change. They have a lot of practicum options but it takes student being a strong advocate to get the best fit.
2.8 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2010

Diverse student body, major university in state of Oregon, quality degree programs
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2008

Portland State University has a really great Master's in Public Health program. I feel like, because I was a graduate research assistant, I was used more to help my instructor/boss and not placed in a situation where my future employment was the first consideration. Looking back on my experience now I would have been more insistent on having work experience while in my time of study rather than waiting until I graduated and struggling to make connections. Overall the school offers a wide variety of degrees and the professors are generally interested in what they teach. The campus is in the middle of downtown Portland and is very spread out which leaves it feeling less like a college community and more like just another part of the city. It is not very easy to connect with other students and the student population is usually either adults returning to school or resent high school graduates that live off of campus.
3.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2012

Portland State is in a great location in the heart of downtown Portland. The Campus is very lovely with greenery from trees and grass all right in the middle of the city.
2.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Architecture
Graduation Year: 2012

The program is good if you are looking to learn the more artistic side of architecture. If wanting to learn more about the details and how things are built, might want to look elsewhere.
4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2016

I have received my Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Sciences Program in 2016 Spring. The institution is well-equipped, and there is a strong focus on research. The ESM Program that I completed is very well developed, it contains many practical classes, labs, and real-life projects that well prepares you for your future career.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

The Spanish Section of the World Languages and Literatures Department at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon offers an intellectually-stimulating graduate program. All of the professors hold PhD's in their respective fields and cover an array of areas of specializations within Spanish literature. One of most valuable aspects of this particular program is the unequivocal support and guidance the faculty provides to its students.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2019

I am really appreciating my education at Portland State. My program is great although it is lacking in multicultural perspectives in counseling and needs more instructors with social justice lenses. However, i know that the program is currently working diligently to address this deficiency.
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