Portland State University Reviews
Portland State University has some of the most amazing instructors and faculty that were an intrinsic part of my decision to pursue a master's degree. Their online format was easy to navigate and the feedback from instructors was on-point. The schools community of students and staff are very inclusive and appreciate diversity.
Portland State University is an all around great school. Their ability to help non-traditional students with their educational is incredible. They offer the right classes, for the right price with the right help. The school is dedicated to student success. In addition, PSU helps students past just academia, they help students find jobs, networks with future employers and become prepared for their careers.
I was looking for a college that I could take the majority (if not all) of my courses online because I work full-time, but also wanted a school that was reputable. I completed my Bachelors in Social Sciences online in 6 terms. I had a strong focus on rural social work and children family studies. The instructors were amazing and a took a great deal from my education and applied it to my work. I was fortunate that my ideal job opened just as I finished my degree and because of my course work and degree I got the job!! I plan to return to Portland State University to obtain my Master in Social Work. I highly recommend Portland State University.
Despite of what you may have or haven't heard about PSU. One thing I would say is PSU is a great school offering many programs and having some of the best in the state. With it being the largest University in Oregon it's a school to 35,000+ students. That say's a lot, many students are choosing to go to school over others.
It is a diverse community with having students from so many different backgrounds. It's facilities are just amazing as well and the park blocks are a great place to study. The teachers truly want to see you succeed, you just have to want to be able to succeed, this is college not high school.
I'm looking for a master's degree program, and despite living a few miles from Portland State University, cannot bring myself to apply for PSU's MSW program. I am willing to move for a few years to study elsewhere. In the past 15 years of working in the mental health field, off and on, I've had co-workers or acquaintances who did not know each other who have told stories about unhealthy professors who insult and need to gain power over students, or who just needed to retire: nothing was gained in certain classes.
PSU's MSW program could be so much more. The admissions people who I talked to were rude and appeared distinctly uninterested in my interest in their university. One insulted my undergrad. college, which has a good reputation. It would be so easy for each of these departments to improve, yet for 15 years, I have heard the same things re: the MSW program, and the univ. in general.