Why Choose PSU Online

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Attend one of the nation’s most innovative universities where and when it’s convenient for you

Portland State University located in Portland, Oregon has always welcomed independent-minded college students to our campus. Through our online programs, PSU can welcome you no matter where you are.

We committed ourselves to working adults, transfer students, and career changers long before online education existed. With our online degree programs, we can connect with you in new ways. You’ll work with people who understand your needs and know how to support your success.

PSU's online programs share the standards of our face-to-face classrooms. Our online degrees carry our full weight and reputation. You get all the benefits of an accredited urban university that U.S. News and World Report ranks among the nation's most innovative institutions.

Bring Portland State into your life wherever you live, and add your talents to our dynamic, up-and-coming university. Find the academic program that will help you achieve your goals.

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Superior Faculty

PSU's online degree programs are designed and taught by the same expert faculty who teach on our campus in Oregon. You'll work with experienced faculty who have high academic standards. And our faculty are equally committed to all students—online and in the classroom.


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Academic Excellence

Our undergraduate online degree programs include Portland State's nationally recognized core curriculum. These courses strengthen highly valued skills such as communication, teamwork and critical thinking. Portland State's online graduate degrees include many nationally ranked programs. They also include specialized degrees and certificates that only a few graduate schools offer online.

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Rewarding Relationships

In PSU's online degree programs, you'll be able to interact with other students and faculty using familiar Internet tools. You'll work independently, but you won’t be alone. Our online students can hold live videoconferences with faculty, study with classmates, collaborate on team assignments and build friendships.


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Portland State's Vibrant Community

You'll belong to a lively, diverse student population. Plug in to Portland State’s unique spirit of entrepreneurship, sustainability, and social responsibility.