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B.A. On Campus Blended

International Development Studies

Portland State University

48 months
Duration
29837 USD/year
29837 USD/year
10081 USD/year
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About

A major in International Development Studies at Portland State University prepares students to understand the challenges that developing nations face to achieve improved living conditions for their inhabitants. 

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Overview

In our courses, we emphasize how development is shaped by the intersections of politics, economy, social and political power, and culture at global, national, and regional levels. Our majors acquire a critical understanding of environmental vulnerabilities and socio-economic inequalities in the developing world, grounded in an appreciation of global history. 

The major in International Development Studies at Portland State University  are well-prepared for further graduate education and to work in NGOs and state agencies alike.

Career

A degree in International Development Studies prepares students for a wide range of careers in the nonprofit, private, and government sectors. Graduates of our program have found opportunities all over the world in:

  • Graduate programs in International Affairs, Business, International Development, Political Science, Urban Studies, Public Health, etc.
  • Private-sector employers, including international businesses 
  • Aid organizations such as the International Red Cross
  • Nonprofits focused on issues ranging from health to education, food systems, gender rights, sustainability, and more
  • Business incubators and trade organizations
  • Government agencies and grassroots organizations, with a focus on international affairs
  • Journalism and media organizations

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Environment and Development in Latin America
  • Commodity Chains: From Silver to Cocaine
  • Gender and Development
  • Amazon Rainforest
  • Modern Brazil
  • Post-Colonial Studies of Africa
  • Globalization and Forced Migration
  • Foundations of Global Studies
  • The United States and the World

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

To enroll as a freshman (first year), you must have completed secondary school or high school. Your education must be equivalent to United States secondary school or high school education.  

  • You must have a cumulative (overall) grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 when converted to the U.S. 4.0 grading scale.
  • Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement. You may be admitted to Portland State University and an Intensive English Language Program (IELP) pathway if you do not meet PSU's English Language Proficiency Requirement. Learn more about PSU’s English language programs.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29837 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29837 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    29837 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29837 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    10081 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10081 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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