Admission Requirements For Degree-Seeking Students
Degree-seeking students must meet the following requirements:
- A baccalaureate degree from a college or university accredited in the
United States or its equivalent from a school in another country.
- An earned grade point average of at least 2.75 or higher for all upper
division credits taken at the undergraduate level, regardless of the
institution at which the credits were earned, for those seeking a master's
degree. In the case of those students who have not completed the
baccalaureate degree, the grade point average shall be recalculated on all
upper division credits once the bachelor's degree is completed. Please
see individual department sections for GPA requirements for doctoral programs.
- Degree-seeking applicants must submit official scores on the aptitude
portion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), or in the case of the
MBA program, the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT). To register,
contact either the Educational Testing Service, Box 899, Princeton, New
Jersey, 08540, or the Office of Graduate Studies and Research. Students
applying for admission to programs in Counselor Education and Special
Education may submit Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores in lieu of the
GRE. To register for the MAT contact the ISU Center for Health and
Counseling Services. Some departments may admit degree-seeking students on
a Conditional basis without submission of GRE scores. However, in such
cases the GRE must be taken in the first semester or summer session of
enrollment. Applicants who have achieved at least the 35th percentile in
one of the aptitude sections (Verbal, Quantitative, Analytical) are
eligible for admission as degree-seeking students. GRE/GMAT/MAT scores are
used for other purposes in addition to admission. Most
departments/colleges also use these scores as part of the criteria for
awarding graduate assistantships, fellowships, or scholarships. Other
parts of the campus also may use these scores in the process of awarding
scholarships. Students at Idaho State University may take these tests at
the Counseling and Testing Center. Special study sessions are available at
the university at the Academic Skills Center to aid the student in
preparing for the GRE/GMAT.
- Approval by the department or college offering the desired degree program.
Please see individual department sections for additional requirements.
- Approval by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research.