Portland-State-University 2021-2022 Bulletin

Mark O. Hatfield School of Government

Birol Yesilada, Director

650 Urban Center



The Mark O. Hatfield School of Government is dedicated to improving governance through the integration of theory and practice. Scholarly inquiry is the foundation of the school's global programs that focus on public service, social justice, and governance.

Locally renowned, the Hatfield School has also gained national prestige as one of the top 50 Public Affairs graduate programs in the nation, according to the 2016 U.S. News and World Report rankings. Whether starting or advancing a career in public service, the Hatfield School has undergraduate, graduate, PhD, certificate and continuing education programs that allow students the flexibility to tailor their education to pursue their passion.

The Hatfield School is home to PSU’s Criminology & Criminal Justice, Political Science and Public Administration departments. Although each program is distinct, their location under one roof affords students the unique opportunity for collaborative multi-disciplinary study.

The Hatfield School offers both a Ph.D. program and a Master's degree with an interdisciplinary focus: 

The School consists of three academic departments:

and seven institutes and centers: