We offer flexible and relevant degree and certificate programs — in a variety of professional and academic fields — designed to meet the needs of busy, working professionals. Some programs are partially or completely online.

Faculty fast facts

  • Nearly 90% hold terminal degrees from distinguished universities like Harvard and Yale
  • We’re proud to have multiple Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellows
  • Still active in their fields, you’ll find business leaders, government advisors, public service practitioners, and acclaimed authors and artists, among others
  • They are dedicated to helping you connect classroom theory and research to real-world experiences through practicums, internships, and community projects
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Online options

Flexibility is important — you want to take classes on your schedule. We offer online, blended, and low-residency programs that meet the same rigorous standards as in-person programs and are taught by the same outstanding professors.

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Student research

With the support of our faculty and professional research staff, you could perform solution-oriented inquiry and analysis that contribute to your professional development, enhanced career opportunities, the co-authoring of published research articles and reports, and more.

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Graduate assistantships

Get a part-time job as a graduate assistant, research assistant, or teaching assistant in one of our many University departments! This is a great way to develop professional skills, gain work experience to enhance your academic or career goals, and earn valuable financial support.

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New construction on our Portland campus

Located within walking and biking distance to the heart of downtown Portland, our Passive House residence hall and eco-conscious student center will open for our summer 2023 term. You'll have access to spacious study areas, a café and brewpub, our Career & Employment Hub, the University Store, and so much more!
Our stimulating classes, challenging coursework, and outstanding faculty demonstrate the academic strength of our programs. Application instructions, materials, and deadlines vary — review our application process carefully!
master’s degrees
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