29706 USD/year
29706 USD/year
10806 USD/year
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The International and Global Studies program from Portland State University provides both a global perspective and a deep understanding of major themes and events in global affairs.

Visit the official programme website for more information


Under the guidance of expert faculty and advisors, students develop an understanding of world cultures, societies, media, and politics within the framework of globalization. Whether going on to graduate school, or a career in the U.S. or abroad, graduates are well-equipped to address global issues of social justice and equity, civil, labor, and gender protections, environmental change, sovereignty, peaceful alternatives to conflict, and explore ways to make a difference in the world.


A International and Global 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, 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 Global Studies program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Studies
  • Topics in Asian Thought
  • Women in the Middle East
  • Media and International Relations
  • Islamic Movements
  • Globalization and Conflict in Latin America
  • The City in Europe
  • Bollywood: South Asia Through Cinema
  • Digital Globalization

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines


24 SCH


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

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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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  • International

    29706 USD/year
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  • National

    29706 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29706 USD per year
  • In-State

    10806 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 10806 USD per year

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.


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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