Get in-state tuition for graduate school

Go to grad school in Portland for the price of a local.

Move to Portland and study at some of the country's top-rated graduate programs in Public Affairs and Policy, Creative Writing, Environmental Management, and more. If you are a resident of participating Western states, you may qualify for an exciting opportunity to save money and earn a graduate degree from Portland State. 

Through the Western Regional Graduate Program, master’s and doctoral students from select Western states may enroll in qualifying graduate programs and pay tuition at the same rate as Oregon residents. View the list below to see if the program you're interested in qualifies!

For full-time graduate students, this results in tuition savings of over $5,600 per year.

You’ll be eligible to apply if you:

  • Are a resident of a participating state for a minimum of one year immediately preceding your term of admission
  • Are accepted into a participating graduate program
  • You remain in good academic standing

Find out if you are eligible: Complete your graduate application today.

*Participating states:
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
**Participating graduate degree programs:
Creative Writing, MFA
Criminology and Criminal Justice, MS
Earth, Environment and Society, PhD
Environmental Management, MEM
Environmental Science and Management, MS
Finance, MS
Public Administration, MPA
Public Administration: Health Administration, MPA
Public Affairs and Policy, PhD
Public Interest Design, Graduate Certificate
Public Policy, MPP
Real Estate Development, MRED
Taxation, MT
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, MA
Urban and Regional Planning, MURP
Urban Studies, MUS
Urban Studies, PhD

Questions about qualifying for in-state tuition? Contact the Graduate School.