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Who Are We?

Since 1954, the Idaho State University Graduate School has been dedicated to advancing scholarly and creative endeavors through cutting-edge research, innovative artistic pursuits, and high-quality academic instruction.

With over 100 programs, the Graduate School aims to use these qualities to enhance services provided to the people of Idaho, the nation, and the world; and to develop citizens who will learn from the past, think critically about the present, and provide leadership to enrich the future in a diverse, global society.

From the integration and revitalization of the Shoshone language into K-12 schools to developing theranostic approaches to cure synovial sarcoma cancer, Idaho State Graduate Students are dedicated to changing the future for the better.

Visit the ISU Graduate School in the Museum Building, room 401, email us at gradschool@isu.edu, or give us a call at 208-282-2150!

Mission Statement

The Graduate School promotes and supports excellence in graduate education. In realizing this mission, the Graduate School acts to recruit, support, retain, and matriculate scholars, researchers, and practitioners educationally empowered as critical-thinking citizens and agents of innovation, opportunity, and change.

Vision Statement

The Graduate School aspires to be a leading driver of high-quality graduate education and is dedicated to the embodiment of academic and creative excellence, resulting in scholars, researchers, and practitioners committed to and capable of continually broadening the scope of academic discourse, discovery, and innovation.

Informed Beliefs

  1. Integrity
  2. Inquiry and Innovation
  3. Academic and Creative Excellence
  4. Collaboration
  5. Social Justice Awareness & Advocacy
  6. Inclusiveness
  7. Interdisciplinary Research
  8. Lifelong Learning
  9. Quality Customer Service

Idaho State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that it meets or exceeds the criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process.

An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Inquiries regarding an institution's accredited status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 558-4224

Many undergraduate and graduate programs maintain specialized professional accreditation. The Office of Institutional Research maintains the most up-to-date list of ISU programs with specialized accreditation.