Portland-State-University 2017-2018 Bulletin

Graduate programs

There are many options available for graduate study within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Currently students may specialize in any one of the many master’s programs, or four doctoral programs.

Master of Arts and Master of Science programs

Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees are designed for the student who wishes to conduct advanced studies in a particular discipline. Generally the programs are flexible enough for students, with the aid of an adviser, to design a program of study that allows them to pursue their particular interest. The requirements of each discipline are listed under the departments that have the M.A./M.S. option available.

Doctoral Programs

Many departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences participate in one or more multi-disciplinary doctoral programs: Earth, Environment, and Society, Systems Science, and Urban Studies. They also offer the doctorate in mathematics education and mathematical sciences. The doctoral degree is for the person who wants the most advanced academic degree, generally with a life-long objective of expanding the scope of knowledge of a specialized field of study. The specific requirements of each available option are listed under the participating departments and programs.