Masters Degree Admission to Masters Degree Study
For admission as a classified (degree-seeking) student in one of the Counselor Education and Special Education programs, the student must have (1) a grade point average of 2.75 over the last two years of undergraduate study and (2) a score of the 35th percentile or above on the Miller Analogies Test or the Graduate Record Examination Verbal, Quantitative, or Analytical Scales. An individual who has not met these requirements may apply as a conditional student and must then meet certain standards to be admitted as a classified student. A person who does not wish to pursue a degree program at this time, may apply as an unclassified (non-degree-seeking) student in CESE. If at a later date the student wishes to pursue a degree and meets the above requirements, the student may request a transfer to a classified status. At the option of the department and with the approval of the Graduate School, up to a total of 30% of the course work applied toward a degree program may be completed as an unclassified student.
Beginning March 1, applications will be reviewed and degree-seeking students will continue to be admitted until each CESE graduate program is full.
Admission to Masters Degree Candidacy
A student who has been admitted to graduate study in CESE may apply for admission to degree candidacy following the midterm of the first semester of enrollment at Idaho State University as a full-time graduate student or after nine semester hours have been completed on a part-time basis at ISU. To be accepted as a candidate, the student must:
- Develop a program of study consistent with the Graduate School requirements and procedures.
- Obtain the approval of two departmental faculty members in the students discipline who would be willing to support the proposed program and to serve on the candidates committee (one of whom must be willing to serve as Chair).
- Receive a majority of the votes of the faculty holding professional rank in the department.