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Jie Chen
Jie Chen | Dean, College of Graduate Studies
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Welcome to the College of Graduate Studies (COGS) at the University of Idaho, one of only 72 national land-grant research universities! If you are looking for a quality graduate education environment where you will receive extraordinary support and an opportunity to gain the knowledge and practice skills to prepare you for your chosen career, I invite you to learn more about the people and programs at the University of Idaho. 

Everyone involved with graduate education here at the University of Idaho is united by a common desire--to better the world.  Having granted graduate degrees since 1897, our commitment to educating Idahoans and the global community is evidenced by more than 25,000 graduate degrees awarded to date! 

We combine nationally competitive academic and research opportunities throughout the State of Idaho at five distinct locations; Twin Falls, Idaho Falls, Boise, Coeur d’Alene, and our main campus, Moscow.  Because of our commitment to student learning, graduate students will enjoy opportunities to collaborate with faculty, become immersed in the community both on and off campus, and gain critical leadership skills in their prospective fields of study.  These opportunities, provided by all our graduate programs, reflect our commitment to delivering exceptional value in graduate education.  

Please continue to explore our website and/or contact me or my colleagues in COGS directly to learn more about our amazing graduate programs.  We also invite you to get acquainted with our faculty, staff, students and alumni, make an appointment to visit, sit in on a class or schedule a discussion about graduate program application requirements with our graduate admissions staff.  We’d be happy to help you learn about our programs in whichever way you prefer.

Jie Chen
Dean, College of Graduate Studies