Graduate Tuition & Fees

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.

We also included an estimate of annual expenses below the tuition tables to assist with planning.

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 2022-2023 Academic Year

Description Oregon Resident & WICHE** Washington Border Discount Nonresident
Base tuition $456 $502 $683

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
All programs $503 $549 $734
College of Education Oregon Resident Washington Border Discount Nonresident
All programs $505 $551 $732
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 $471 $517 $698
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 $478 $524 $708
College of Urban & Public Affairs Oregon Resident Washington Border Discount Nonresident
Economics $471 $517 $698
EMPA $1,900 per course $1,900 per course $1,900 per course
Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science Oregon Resident Washington Border Discount Nonresident
All programs $509 $554

$736

School of Business Oregon Resident & WICHE** Washington Border Discount Nonresident
Master of Finance & Master of Taxation $542 $588 $720
Master of Global Supply Chain Management $656 $702 $797
All other graduate business programs $656 $702 $797
School of Social Work Oregon Resident Washington Border Discount Nonresident
MSW and PhD $521 $567 $748

** 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 Costs for Other Expenses: 

Books & supplies $1,200 $1,200
Housing & meals $12,144 $12,144
Transportation $1,002 $1,350
Personal expenses $1,500 $1,500