Apply for free for 2021 admission*. There are too many barriers preventing high-potential students from pursuing a graduate degree. We don’t believe the application fee should be one of them.

2021 Graduate Degree Application Deadlines

Application Round Application Deadline
Spring/Summer/Fall Round 1 December 15, 2020
Spring/Summer/Fall Round 2
Priority Scholarship Deadline
February 1, 2021
Spring/Summer Round 3 March 1, 2021
Fall Round 3 May 1, 2021
Summer Round 4 June 1, 2021
Fall Rolling Admissions August 15, 2021

MS in Global Supply Chain Management and Master of Real Estate Development start in Fall and Spring. Master of Taxation starts in Summer. All other graduate degree programs start in Fall only. Graduate certificates start terms vary; see below for more information.

Application Requirements

Admission requirements for prospective graduate business students at Portland State vary by program and certificate. Please note that admission requirements for any program or certificate have to be met in addition to Portland State’s minimum admission requirements.

Start by understanding which admission requirements you will need to fulfill in order to be considered for your program or certificate of interest, in addition to Portland State’s minimum standards.

Once your application is submitted, we will be in touch if we find anything incomplete or need clarification. Once finalized, you will be able to check the status of your application online. As soon as the decision has been made, you will receive a notice via email and will be able to access the corresponding letter online.

We are excited for you to launch your next career chapter with The School of Business. Please send questions to

*The Healthcare MBA is excluded from free admission.

International Student Admissions

About 20% of all graduate business students at PSU are international students, enriching the learning experience with their diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

Admissions requirements for international students are mostly the same as for U.S. students. One additional requirement that international students may be asked to provide is proof of English language proficiency. Please also keep in mind that if you are sending transcripts in a language other than English, you will need to submit a certified translation along with the original.

Admissions requirements

Preparing for graduate business school at PSU

IELP Academic Writing Workshop: this 2-credit workshop-style class will give you individualized support for any writing projects you are completing for your courses. We recommend you take it as soon as you begin your graduate business studies.

Visa requirements

Financial Documentation for the I-20: this page outlined tuition, fees and estimated living expenses for international students.

Financial aid

Financial Aid for International Students: visit this page for a brief explanation of financial aid available to international students as well as helpful resources.

Vaccination requirements

Measles Vaccine Requirement: all students have to show immunity to measles. International students have to meet this requirement before beginning their first term at Portland State.

Gaining work experience in the U.S.