Graduate Catalog

Graduate Catalog

Graduate Catalog 2016-2017

Volume 70

Dr. Cornelis Van der Schyf, Dean

Graduate School
Idaho State University
921 South 8th Avenue, Stop 8075
Pocatello, ID 83209-8075
(208) 282-2150 FAX (208) 282-4847
Museum Building, 4th Floor, Room 401

Idaho State University subscribes to the principles and laws of the State of Idaho and federal government, including applicable executive orders pertaining to civil rights, and all rights, privileges, and activities of the University are made available without regard to race, creed, color, sex, handicap, or national origin. The University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Evidence of practices which are not consistent with such policies should be reported to the Office of the President of the University.

Policy Statement Concerning Graduate Catalog Contents

Catalogs, bulletins, course or fee schedules shall not be considered as binding contracts between Idaho State University and students. The University reserves the right at any time, without advance notice, to: (a) withdraw or cancel classes, courses, and programs; (b ) change fees schedule; (c) change the academic calendar; (d) change admissions and registration requirements; (e) change the regulations and requirements governing instruction in, and graduation from, the University and its various divisions; and (f) change any other regulations affecting students. Changes shall go into force whenever the proper authorities so determine, and shall apply not only to prospective students but also to those who are matriculated at the time in the University. When economic and other conditions permit, the University tries to provide advance notice of such changes.

Students enrolled in a program that is closed, relocated, or discontinued should be given notice of the closure as soon as is practical. Notwithstanding any other provision of State Board of Education policy, University policy, or University catalog statements to the contrary, arrangements should be made for enrolled students to complete affected programs in a timely manner and with minimum interruptions. When there is a similar program within the institutions governed by the Board, an affected student will be provided with information on transferring to that program, although admission to any such program is contingent upon the availability of a position and the student meeting all applicable admission requirements. If there is no similar program available within the institutions governed by the Board or the student is not able to gain admission to a similar program, the University will make reasonable efforts to place the student in a related or comparable program within the University. If none is available, the University will make reasonable efforts to assist the student in locating to another program at the University or elsewhere for which he or she is qualified.

Graduate School 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.

Graduate School 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.

Graduate School 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

Graduate Council Membership Fall 2015- Spring 2016

Area Name MailStop Phone
Arts and Letters: Humanities/Fine ArtsDr. Tom Klein8056282-2308
Arts and Letters: Social/Behavioral SciencesDr. Jeremy Thomas8114282-5737
BusinessDr. Neil Tocher8020282-3588
EducationDr. Jane Strickland8059282-3490
Division of Health Sciences: Health ProfessionsDr. Elizabeth Horn1311 E. Central Dr., Meridian, ID 83642373-1718
Division of Health Sciences: PharmacyDr. Kirk Hevener1311 E. Central Dr., Meridian, ID 83642373-1829
Science and Engineering: EngineeringDr. Yu Chen8085282-3646
Science and Engineering: Natural SciencesDr. Glenn Thackray8072282-3871
At-Large AppointmentDr. Karen Neill8101282-2102
Graduate Student RepresentativeDiantha Smith
PresidingDr. Cornelis J. Van der Schyf8075282-2490
AdministratorRhonda Woodruff8075282-2665
Ex-OfficioDr. Tracy Collum, Ed.D., Associate Dean Graduate School8075282-3140

For an updated Graduate Council membership list check the Graduate School's website at

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