Portland, OR

School Details

Portland State University is a public state university located in Portland, Oregon. Established in 1946, PSU began as the Vanport Extension Center as a way to meet the needs of higher education for those returning from World War II. Over the years, with its constantly expanding degree programs, PSU is the largest and fastest growing school in the Oregon University System.

PSU offers students several degree levels, including bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral, from the following schools and colleges:

  • College of the Arts
  • Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • College of Urban and Public Affairs
  • School of Business Administration
  • Graduate School of Education
  • School of Public Health
  • School of Social Work
  • University Honors College

Many of the certificates and degrees at the bachelor's and the master's level are available completely online. 

Accreditation & Licensing

Portland State University is accredited by:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)

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Art & Liberal Arts

Bachelor in Arts & Letters Bachelor in Liberal Studies Graduate Certificate in Collaborative Governance


Bachelor in Urban & Public Affairs Graduate Certificate in Applied Social Demography Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management

Criminal Justice, Safety & Law

Bachelor of Science in Criminology & Criminal Justice Certificate in Advanced Crime Analysis Certificate in Criminal Behavior Certificate in Leadership in Criminology & Criminal Justice Post-Bachelors Certificate in Criminology & Criminal Justice


Graduate Certificate in Aspergers Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Graduate Certificate in Board Certified Behavior Analyst Graduate Certificate in Coaching for Multi-tier System of Supports / School-wide Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education Graduate Certificate in Service-Learning & Community-Based Learning in Postsecondary Education Graduate Certificate in Teaching Adult Learners Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction Master of Arts in Early Childhood / Inclusive Education & Curriculum & Instruction Master of Arts in Early Intervention Special Education Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction Master of Science in Early Childhood / Inclusive Education & Curriculum & Instruction Master of Science in Early Intervention Special Education


Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering

Psychology & Human Services

Bachelor in Social Science Infant/Toddler Mental Health Graduate Certificate

Religion & Philosophy

Bachelor in Philosophy