Portland State is committed to providing graduate students with an excellent education at an affordable cost. The cost of graduate school includes tuition and fees (some programs charge a differential tuition). Take a look below to assess the total cost of your graduate program.
Tuition and fees will vary each term. The costs listed below are estimated by individual credit hour (unless indicated). Your costs will vary depending on how many credits you take each term and the fee schedule associated with your specific graduate program. Individual mandatory fees rates are not included below.
Annual cost of attendance is included below.
To determine how much you can expect to be charged for tuition and fees make an appointment with a financial coach at the Financial Wellness Center.
Tuition per individual credit hour for the 2023-2024 Academic Year
|Description||Oregon Resident & WICHE**||Washington Border Discount||Nonresident|
Some graduate programs have a differential tuition rate above the base tuition rate. The programs listed below charge a higher rate per credit than the university’s base tuition rate listed above.
|College of the Arts||Oregon Resident||Washington Border Discount||Nonresident|
|College of Education||Oregon Resident||Washington Border Discount||Nonresident|
|College of Liberal Arts & Sciences||Oregon Resident & WICHE**||Washington Border Discount||Nonresident|
|Level 1: Communication, English, Foreign Languages, General Studies, History, Psychology and Social Science, and Sociology||$478||$525.80||$705|
|Level 2: Anthropology, Applied Linguistics, Biology, Center for Science Education, Chemistry, Conflict Resolution, Creative Writing, English, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics, and Speech & Hearing Sciences||$485||$533.50||$715|
|College of Urban & Public Affairs||Oregon Resident||Washington Border Discount||Nonresident|
|EMPA||$2,016 per course||$2,016 per course||$2,016 per course|
|Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science||Oregon Resident||Washington Border Discount||Nonresident|
|School of Business||Oregon Resident & WICHE**||Washington Border Discount||Nonresident|
|Master of Finance||$549||$603.90||$727|
|Master of Global Supply Chain Management||$663||$729.30||$804|
|Master of Taxation||$596||$655.60||$792|
|All other graduate business programs||$663||$729.30||$804|
|School of Social Work||Oregon Resident||Washington Border Discount||Nonresident|
|MSW and PhD||$528||$580.80||$755|
** For more information on WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education) and WRGP (Western Regional Graduate Program) and a list of programs approved for in-state tuition rates please visit the WICHE and WRGP webpage here: WICHE and WRGP
Estimated Annual Cost of Attendance
The amounts listed below are the cost of attendance rates not including tuition. See above for tuition rates by credit per program.
| ||Nonresident (not living on campus)||Nonresident (living on campus)||Nonresident (living with family)||Resident (not living on campus)||Resident (living on campus)||Resident (living with family)<|
|Books & Materials||$798||$798||$798||$798||$798||$798|
|Student Loan Fees||$225||$225||$225||$225||$225||$225|
|Housing & Food||$13,728||$13,443||$8,187||$13,728||$13,443||$8,187|
|Other Living Expenses||$2,697||$1,770||$2,562||$2,697||$1,770||$2,562|