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An International Development Studies program from Portland State University prepares students to understand the challenges that developing nations face in achieving improved living conditions for their inhabitants. 

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Overview

In the 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 International Development Studies majors are well-prepared for further graduate education and to work in NGOs and state agencies alike.

Career

An International Development Studies program from Portland State University 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

Whether you want to pursue a career overseas, work in the United States, or prepare for a graduate degree, take the first step with Portland State University’s International Development Studies major.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Studies
  • 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
  • Global Studies
  • The United States and the World

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
53
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
71

Credits

24 SCH

Delivered

On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.5

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
53
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
71

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at Portland State University and/or in United States, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

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 2.5 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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    29706 USD/year
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  • National

    29706 USD/year
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  • In-State

    10806 USD/year
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Washington Border Discount (WBD) $11,706 

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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