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.

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 for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

Description Oregon Resident & WICHE Nonresident
Base tuition $444 $671
Books & supplies $1,263 $1,263
Housing & meals $13,611 $13,611
Transportation $1,002 $1,362
Personal expenses $1,500 $1,500

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 Nonresident
All programs $491 $722
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Oregon Resident & WICHE Nonresident
Level 1: Communication, English, Foreign Languages, General Studies, History, Psychology and Social Science, and Sociology $459 $686
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 $466 $696
College of Urban & Public Affairs Oregon Resident Nonresident
Economics $459 $686
EMPA $1,900 per course $1,900 per course
Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science Oregon Resident Nonresident
All programs $496.50


School of Business Oregon Resident & WICHE Nonresident
Master of Finance $521 $699
Master of Taxation $510 $671
All other graduate business programs $649 $790
School of Social Work Oregon Resident Nonresident
MSW and PhD $509 $736