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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3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2019

The PSU Master's of Social Work program has a great reputation. Most instructors are passionate and knowledgeable about their program areas. There are on campus, distance and online programs to choose from. The flexibility is great. The price tag is utterly ridiculous, there's no getting around that but it is a high quality program and on a resume, should be helpful in landing great jobs.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Supply Chain Management
Graduation Year: 2018

The Portland State University, MS in Global Supply Chain Management program is great. The program really focuses on applied knowledge creating a very relevant and interesting curriculum. All of the work we have done so far is incredibly applicable, and useful in getting future jobs or making career advancements.
3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2018

PSU is a great college. has great faculty at dept of computer science. It has opportunities but you have to do your bit to succeed in this college. It has opportunities to network so use them, attend the numerous conferences and sessions organized and don't just try to finish assignments
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2018

Pros: classes geared towards supporting education Cons: only can take certain courses per quarter.
3.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2018

One of the biggest "pros" about this program is that it was created for working adults. As such, most of the classes are on weekday evenings, and maintaining a regular work schedule is possible while in school. The biggest "con" of the program is its expense. Portland is not a cheap place to live, the program is three years long, and as an out-of-state student I'm paying a premium price for this education. That being said, I feel confident in the professors and administrators who are behind this program, and if counseling is definitely what you want to do, you should go for it!
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2017

Designed with a cohort model to get teacher candidates familiar with working on a faculty. Very supportive teachers and classmates. Limited financial aid. School parking and transportation pass way too expensive.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2017

The graduate program at Portland State University for Speech-Language Pathology offers a wide range of clinical opportunities. The program is an investment. It is an especially great program for those who may want to work with children and is unique in that it offers students the opportunity to participate in a bilingual concentration. This prepares students to experience working with both linguistically diverse populations and those that are typically underserved. The programs prepares students well for many settings and professors are knowledgable with various areas of expertise. Like all graduate programs, this program is very demanding and most students are unable to work between classes and clinic placements. However, the overall experience is very valuable and worthwhile despite the expense.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2018

My program accepted a lot of working adults who already have experience in the field, and they enrich classroom projects and discussions. My professors have been great so far, and the evening class schedule caters to working adults. Unfortunately, Portland is a very expensive place to live, and as an out of state student I am paying a hefty price for tuition. I do wish there were more scholarship options available.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

The geology program at Portland State is very demanding. This school has a strong emphasis in programming and modeling, which I haven't seen before at my undergraduate. Programs such as Matlab, R, and ArcGIS are used extensively. Field work is also a large interest in the department. The professors are tough, but fair, and are usually available to assist students who need extra help. The biggest negative is that it is in Portland, which is kind of expensive, and only getting more so. Other than that, I can say that I am quite pleased with the program and the school as a whole.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2017

The program is a joint degree program with PSU and OHSU which is phenomenal. It adds the real world applications to the MPH degree and studying in an interprofessional climate is an excellent way to network and learn about the needs of other professionals in the field. The MPH degree often is a 30,000 foot view of the health care system so to work with nurses and doctors enables you to have a ground floor understanding of policies and how they actually impact the health care system and quality of care. Furthermore, PSU is innovative and forward thinking which inspired me to think beyond the limits of our current system.
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