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Portland State University Doctorate in Public Administration & Social Service

Public Administration & Social Service is a program of study at Portland State University. The school offers a doctor’s degree in the area. We’ve pulled together some essential information you should know about the doctor’s degree program in public administration and social service, including how many students graduate each year, the ethnic diversity of these students, and more.

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How Much Does a Doctorate in Public Administration & Social Service from Portland State University Cost?

$16,293 Average Tuition and Fees

Portland State University Graduate Tuition and Fees

Out-of-state part-time graduates at Portland State University paid an average of $671 per credit hour in 2019-2020. The average for in-state students was $444 per credit hour. The average full-time tuition and fees for graduate students are shown in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $14,652 $22,143
Fees $1,641 $1,641

Does Portland State University Offer an Online Doctorate in Public Administration & Social Service?

Portland State University does not offer an online option for its public administration and social service doctor’s degree program at this time. To see if the school offers distance learning options in other areas, visit the Portland State University Online Learning page.

Portland State University Doctorate Student Diversity for Public Administration & Social Service

11 Doctor's Degrees Awarded
54.5% Women
36.4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There were 11 doctor’s degrees in public administration and social service awarded during the 2019-2020 academic year. Information about those students is shown below.

Male-to-Female Ratio

Women made up around 54.5% of the public administration and social service students who took home a doctor’s degree in 2019-2020. This is less than the nationwide number of 70.1%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Of those graduates who received a doctor’s degree in public administration and social service at Portland State University in 2019-2020, 36.4% were racial-ethnic minorities*. This is about the same as the nationwide number of 38%.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 1
Native American or Alaska Native 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
White 5
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Doctorate in Public Administration & Social Service Focus Areas at Portland State University

Public Administration & Social Service students may decide to major in one of the following focus areas.

Focus Area Annual Graduates
Public Policy 6
Social Work 5


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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