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Jie Chen
Jie Chen | Dean, College of Graduate Studies
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Welcome to the College of Graduate Studies at the University of Idaho!  We are one of only 72 national land-grant research universities in the country.  Here you will receive enthusiastic support from world renowned faculty in gaining the knowledge and practical skills necessary to prepare you for your chosen career.  We offer the quality graduate education environment that is in demand by serious graduate students.

All of us involved in graduate education at the University of Idaho are united by a common desire--to discover new knowledge.  Having awarded 25,000 graduate degrees since 1897, College of Graduate Studies at UI is committed to educating Idahoans and the global community.

We offer nationally and internationally competitive graduate programs throughout the State of Idaho at five distinct locations: Twin Falls, Idaho Falls, Boise, Coeur d’ Alene, and our main campus in Moscow.  Because of our commitment to quality graduate education, our students enjoy plenty of opportunities to collaborate with faculty individually, become immersed in scientific and artistic communities both on and off campus, and to gain the critical leadership skills needed for a chosen field.  Due to these unique opportunities, our graduate students are highly satisfied with graduate education they have received here, and become very successful in their professional career.

Finally, I encourage you to continue to explore our website to learn more about the graduate programs we offer, make an appointment to visit a department or attend a class.  Feel free to contact our graduate admissions team or Dean's office staff as we are committed to making your graduate experience with the University of Idaho an exceptional one.


Jie Chen
Dean, College of Graduate Studies