12 months
698 USD/credit 37692 USD/year
698 USD/credit 37692 USD/year
471 USD/credit 25434 USD/year
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The combined Psychology program from Portland State University prepares you to use science to make a meaningful impact after you graduate. We train students from all over the world in the use of applied research as a lever for understanding complex social problems and implementing social change.

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The Psychology program from Portland State University  has a curriculum that allows you to complete a master's degree on the way to a doctoral degree. You'll learn to use innovative conceptual and methodological tools while working closely in faculty teams with community partners to understand and solve social problems.

The faculty are clustered in five concentrations — applied developmental psychology, applied social psychology, community psychology, industrial and organizational psychology, and applied quantitative psychology — and provide you with a rich training experience in an apprenticeship model. With cohorts of 10 to 12 students each and a small faculty-to-student ratio, we will ensure that you have the support and experience you need to succeed.

The graduates are in high demand and you’ll leave our program prepared to work in a variety of applied research and academic settings, including private and public organizations, research institutes, and universities.


The graduates go on to positions all over the country, in a range of settings, from private and public organizations to research institutes and universities.

Recent alumni have been hired at Stanford University, Harvard School of Public Health, Colorado State University, Brigham Young University Portland Public Schools, Oregon Departments of Education and Corrections, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Multnomah County Health Department, Amazon, Microsoft, NW Natural, NASA, the National Institute of Mental Health, Northwest Professional Consortium, Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, Oregon Geriatric Education Center, and at health insurance firms.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Applied Social Psychology
  • Advanced Applied Developmental Psychology
  • Advanced Organizational Psychology
  • Ethics and Professional Issues in Applied Research and Practice
  • Univariate Quantitative Methods
  • Multiple Regression and Multivariate Quantitative Methods
  • Research Design in Applied Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


54 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • B.A. or B.S. degree from a regionally accredited institution (may be in progress at the time of application, but must be completed before admission can be finalized)
  • Preparation in research methods, statistics, and experimental psychology or equivalent
  • At least a 3.25* undergraduate GPA, with a mean of approximately 3.80 (*This is a typical GPA and not a requirement)
  • Completed the GRE and scored in the 70-80th percentile (or above) in Verbal, 60-70th percentile (or above) in Quantitative, and 4.5 or above on the Analytical Writing section. (This is a typical GRE range and not a requirement)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37692 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 698 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    37692 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 698 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    25434 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 471 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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