Graduate Education at Idaho State University



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Graduate School

Idaho State University
921 S. 8th Ave, Mail Stop 8075
Pocatello, ID 83209-8075

Phone: 1-208-282-2150

FAX: 208-282-4847

Email: graddean@isu.edu

Graduate Catalog

Essay Requirements

Program Concentration Essay Requirement
Anthropology.MA   A letter of application, including areas of interest and professional goals
Anthropology.MS   A letter of application, including areas of interest and professional goals
Art.MFA   A letter of intent stating the applicant's goals and objectives with regard to graduate study.
Communication.MA    
English & Teaching of English.PHD   500-word statement of purpose
English TESOL. Graduate Certificate   500-word statement of purpose
English.MA   500-word statement of purpose
Historical Resource Management.MA   Applicants must submit, as part of their admissions application, a statement of interest in historical studies and personal goals that identifies which track the student's wishes to pursue. Particular attention should be given to explaining how these interests and goals relate to a particular track within the Historical Resources Management master's program
Spanish for Health Professions.Graduate Certificate    
Political Science. MPA Environmental Administration (concentration) Submit a "Statement of Career Objectives" to the Department of Political Science. Your statement will be from 1-3 pages in length. Address your reasons for pursuing the degree.
Political Science. MPA State Local & Non Profit Admin (concentration) Submit a "Statement of Career Objectives" to the Department of Political Science. Your statement will be from 1-3 pages in length. Address your reasons for pursuing the degree.
Political Science. MPA Public Health Administration (concentration) Submit a "Statement of Career Objectives" to the Department of Political Science. Your statement will be from 1-3 pages in length. Address your reasons for pursuing the degree.
Political Science. MPA Criminal Justice Submit a "Statement of Career Objectives" to the Department of Political Science. Your statement will be from 1-3 pages in length. Address your reasons for pursuing the degree.
Political Science.DA   Submit a "Statement of Career Objectives" to the Department of Political Science. Your statement will be from 1-3 pages in length. Address your reasons for pursuing the degree.
Political Science.MA   Submit a "Statement of Career Objectives" to the Department of Political Science. Your statement will be from 1-3 pages in length. Address your reasons for pursuing the degree.
Psychology.PHD Clinical (concentration) Submit an essay describing your preparation for graduate training, the research and clinical interests you might like to pursue during your graduate training, and the aspects of our program that match your training goals and interests, including your interest in the research of specific faculty members.
Psychology.PHD Experimental (concentration) Submit an essay describing your preparation for graduate training, the research and clinical interests you might like to pursue during your graduate training, and the aspects of our program that match your training goals and interests, including your interest in the research of specific faculty members.
Theatre.MA    
Sociology.MA No Emphasis  
Sociology.MA Criminal Justice  
Accountancy.MAcc   a Statement of Purpose (a page or less stating why you want to earn a M.B.A. or MAcc) to the M.B.A.
Business Administration.MBA No Emphasis a Statement of Purpose (a page or less stating why you want to earn a M.B.A. or MAcc) to the M.B.A.
Business Administration.MBA Accounting.MBA (emphasis) a Statement of Purpose (a page or less stating why you want to earn a M.B.A. or MAcc) to the M.B.A.
Business Administration.MBA Business Informatics.MBA (emphasis) a Statement of Purpose (a page or less stating why you want to earn a M.B.A. or MAcc) to the M.B.A.
Business Administration.MBA Finance.MBA (emphasis) a Statement of Purpose (a page or less stating why you want to earn a M.B.A. or MAcc) to the M.B.A.
Business Administration.MBA Management.MBA (emphasis) a Statement of Purpose (a page or less stating why you want to earn a M.B.A. or MAcc) to the M.B.A.
Business Administration.MBA Marketing.MBA (emphasis) a Statement of Purpose (a page or less stating why you want to earn a M.B.A. or MAcc) to the M.B.A.
Business Administration.MBA Project Mgmt.MBA (emphasis) a Statement of Purpose (a page or less stating why you want to earn a M.B.A. or MAcc) to the M.B.A.
Business Administration.MBA Health Care Administration.MBA (emphasis) a Statement of Purpose (a page or less stating why you want to earn a M.B.A. or MAcc) to the M.B.A.
Educational Leadership.EDD Education Administration Letter of interest, stating why the applicant is interested in the Ed.D. (specify concentration)
Educational Leadership.EDD Higher Ed Administration Letter of interest, stating why the applicant is interested in the Ed.D. (specify concentration)
Educational Leadership.EDD Community College Leadership Letter of interest, stating why the applicant is interested in the Ed.D. (specify concentration)
Education Administration.EDS   A letter of interest, stating the applicant's interest in the program.
Educational Administration.MEd   A letter of interest, stating the applicant's interest in the program.
School Psychology.EDS   A letter of interest stating the applicant's interest in the Ed.S. program.
School Psychology.MEd   Submitted a letter of application that makes clear the candidate's interest in, and suitability for, this program
Deaf Education.MEd    
Elementary Education.MEd No Emphasis  
Elementary Education.MEd K-12 Endorsement In Mathematics Coaching  
K-12 Education in Music Education.MEd    
Secondary Education.MEd No Emphasis  
Secondary Education.MEd K-12 Endorsement In Mathematics Coaching  
Special Education.EDS    
Special Education.MEd    
Instructional Technology.MEd   One letter of recommendation from an instructor or a professional in the field.
Organizational Learning and Performance   The student must write a proctored Statement of Intent for the Master of Organizational Learning and Performance.
Athletic Administration.MPE    
Athletic Training.MSAT   An essay describing applicants interest in and goals related to Athletic Training
Pharmaceutical Science.MS Drug Delivery (concentration) The personal statement of interest should clearly identify which area of emphasis in the graduate program the applicant intends to follow (e.g., pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, etc.), and members of the department faculty with whom the applicant would prefer to complete his/her degree. Applications without a personal statement following these guidelines will be rejected.
Pharmaceutical Science.MS Medicinal Chemistry (concentration) The personal statement of interest should clearly identify which area of emphasis in the graduate program the applicant intends to follow (e.g., pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, etc.), and members of the department faculty with whom the applicant would prefer to complete his/her degree. Applications without a personal statement following these guidelines will be rejected.
Pharmaceutical Science.MS Pharmacy Administration (concentration) The personal statement of interest should clearly identify which area of emphasis in the graduate program the applicant intends to follow (e.g., pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, etc.), and members of the department faculty with whom the applicant would prefer to complete his/her degree. Applications without a personal statement following these guidelines will be rejected.
Pharmaceutical Science.MS Pharmaceutics (concentration) The personal statement of interest should clearly identify which area of emphasis in the graduate program the applicant intends to follow (e.g., pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, etc.), and members of the department faculty with whom the applicant would prefer to complete his/her degree. Applications without a personal statement following these guidelines will be rejected.
Pharmaceutical Science.MS Phrmacology (concentration) The personal statement of interest should clearly identify which area of emphasis in the graduate program the applicant intends to follow (e.g., pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, etc.), and members of the department faculty with whom the applicant would prefer to complete his/her degree. Applications without a personal statement following these guidelines will be rejected.
Pharmaceutical Science.PHD Biopharmaceutical Analysis (concentration) The personal statement of interest should clearly identify which area of emphasis in the graduate program the applicant intends to follow (e.g., pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, etc.), and members of the department faculty with whom the applicant would prefer to complete his/her degree. Applications without a personal statement following these guidelines will be rejected.
Pharmaceutical Science.PHD Drug Delivery (concentration) The personal statement of interest should clearly identify which area of emphasis in the graduate program the applicant intends to follow (e.g., pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, etc.), and members of the department faculty with whom the applicant would prefer to complete his/her degree. Applications without a personal statement following these guidelines will be rejected.
Pharmaceutical Science.PHD Medicinal Chemistry (concentration) The personal statement of interest should clearly identify which area of emphasis in the graduate program the applicant intends to follow (e.g., pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, etc.), and members of the department faculty with whom the applicant would prefer to complete his/her degree. Applications without a personal statement following these guidelines will be rejected.
Pharmaceutical Science.PHD Pharmacy Administration (concentration) The personal statement of interest should clearly identify which area of emphasis in the graduate program the applicant intends to follow (e.g., pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, etc.), and members of the department faculty with whom the applicant would prefer to complete his/her degree. Applications without a personal statement following these guidelines will be rejected.
Pharmaceutical Science.PHD Pharmaeutics (concentration) The personal statement of interest should clearly identify which area of emphasis in the graduate program the applicant intends to follow (e.g., pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, etc.), and members of the department faculty with whom the applicant would prefer to complete his/her degree. Applications without a personal statement following these guidelines will be rejected.
Pharmaceutical Science.PHD Pharmacology (concentration) The personal statement of interest should clearly identify which area of emphasis in the graduate program the applicant intends to follow (e.g., pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, etc.), and members of the department faculty with whom the applicant would prefer to complete his/her degree. Applications without a personal statement following these guidelines will be rejected.
Medical Lab Science.MS   a personal statement of interest
Counseling Ed & Counseling.PHD   a one-page statement of post doctoral career objectives
Counseling.EDS   "Why are you pursuing graduate study in [EdS in Counseling]?" and "What are your plans for applying your education following graduation?"
Counseling.MCOU Marital/Couple/Family Counseling "Why are you pursuing graduate study in [Master of Counseling]?" and "What are your plans for applying your education following graduation?"
Counseling.MCOU Mental Health Counseling "Why are you pursuing graduate study in the above program?" and "What are your plans for applying your education following graduation?"
Counseling.MCOU School Counseling "Why are you pursuing graduate study in the above program?" and "What are your plans for applying your education following graduation?"
Counseling.MCOU Student Affairs Counseling "Why are you pursuing graduate study in the above program?" and "What are your plans for applying your education following graduation?"
Audiology.AUD   Applicants must submit a personal statement as part of their admission process. At a minimum, the statement should be guided by the following questions: What events led you to your current interest in audiology? What professional behaviors do you possess that will help you be successful as an audiologist? What personal characteristics do you posses that will allow you to be successful in graduate school? What do you believe will be your biggest challenge? Describe a personal characteristic that conveys your commitment to learning. Why would you like to attend about Idaho State University?
Speech Language Pathology.MS   Please attach a brief essay describing your (a) professional interests and goals, (b) preferred work setting, (c) geographic areas of work interest, (d) personal interests and hobbies, (e) preferred ISU SLP graduate program(s) you are applying to (Pocatello, Meridian, Online) and order of preference, 2 choices can be considered.
Dental Hygiene.MS Dental Hygiene Eduation (concentration)  
Dental Hygiene.MS Rural and Community Health  
Health Education.MHE   Applicants must submit a typed essay (one to two pages, single spaced) describing their interest in pursuing the MHE degree and their vision of how it will facilitate their career goals.
Public Health.MPH   Submit a typed essay (one to two pages, single spaced) describing applicant's interest in pursuing the MPH degree and vision of how it will facilitate the applicant's career goals.
IDEP Certificate    
IAGD    
Nursing Practice.DNP Family Nurse Practioner (concentration) Submission of professional essay (3-4 pages) describing education, research, clinical and life experience that prepare applicant for the DNP program, and how this preparation will facilitate career goals.
Nursing Practice.DNP Psychiatric Mental Health (concentration) Submission of professional essay (3-4 pages) describing education, research, clinical and life experience that prepare applicant for the DNP program, and how this preparation will facilitate career goals.
Nursing Education.MS   Submission of a professional essay (2-3 pages)
Nursing.PhD   Submission of a professional essay (3-4 pages).
Physician Assistant Studies.MPAS    
Occupational Therapy.MOT    
Physical Therapy.DPT    
Biology.DA   submit a brief statement explaining why you wish to pursue the Doctor of Arts degree at Idaho State University and how this would help you attain your professional goals.
Biology.MS    
Biology.PHD    
Microbiology.MS    
Microbiology.PHD    
Civil Engineering.MS    
Environmental Engineering.MS    
Environmental Science & Mgt.MS    
Chemistry.MS   A letter of intent describing your reasons for choosing our program, and how your personal strengths and goals align with your expectations of the program.
Engineering & Applied Science.PHD    
Geographic Information Science.MS   A letter of intent and statement of goals in Graduate School.
Geology.MS No Emphasis A letter of intent and statement of goals in Graduate School
Geology.MS Environmental Geoscience (concentration) A letter of intent and statement of goals in Graduate School
Geosciences.PhD   A statement outlining your motivation for graduate school and your longer term career goals.
GeoTechnology.CM   A letter of intent and statement of goals in Graduate School
Mathematics.DA   Submit directly to the Department of Mathematics a letter discussing the applicant's reasons for wishing to pursue the D.A. program. The letter must contain a request for an assistantship or fellowship if the applicant wishes to be considered for such.
Mathematics.MS   Submit directly to the Department of Mathematics a letter discussing the applicant's reasons for wishing to pursue the D.A. program. The letter must contain a request for an assistantship or fellowship if the applicant wishes to be considered for such.
Mathematics-Secondary Education.MA   Submit directly to the Department of Mathematics a letter discussing the applicant's reasons for wishing to pursue the D.A. program. The letter must contain a request for an assistantship or fellowship if the applicant wishes to be considered for such.
Measurements & Controls Engr.MS    
Mechanical Engineering.MS    
Health Physics.MS    
Nuclear Science & Engineering.PHD   Applicants must submit a one-page (only) statement of research interests, a one-page (only) statement of career interests
Nuclear Science and Engineering.MS   Applicants must submit a one-page (only) statement of research interests, a one-page (only) statement of career interests
Applied Physics.PHD   A statement of career goals.
Physics.MS   A brief statement of career goals.
Interdisciplinary.MA   Check with individual programs participating
Interdisciplinary.MS   Check with individual programs participating
Interdisciplinary.MED   Check with individual programs participating

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