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Graduate Degrees at U of I Idaho Falls

Adult, Organizational Learning and Leadership: M.S. available online

This program prepares leaders in a wide range of careers such as higher education, business, government agencies and non-profit organizations. The program includes analysis and application of organizational development theory and methods, transformative learning processes, strategic thinking, development of personal leadership capacity and evaluation of intervention options for facilitation of healthy organizational change.

Program Contact

Michael Kroth, Ph.D., mkroth@uidaho.edu, 208-364-4024

Idaho Falls Student Services contact: Alice Allen, alicew@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5452

Biological Engineering: M.S. (thesis), M.Engr. (non-thesis) and Ph.D.

Apply engineering principles to biological systems to address societal needs. Students completing this degree are well prepared to work in a national laboratory or in an industrial research and development setting.

Program Contacts

Amin Mirkouei, Ph.D., P.E., amirkouei@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5420

Lee Ostrom, Ph.D., ostrom@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5427

Idaho Falls Student Services contact: Alice Allen, alicew@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5452

Chemical Engineering: M.S. (thesis), M.Engr. (non-thesis) and Ph.D. available

The versatility of chemical engineering includes nuclear materials, fuels and systems, environmental bioremediation and energy storage. Delve into renewable energy production, management of hazardous waste and more. Learn research methods and investigative procedures for a career in industrial or research environments.

Program Contact

Haiyan Zhao, Ph.D., haiyanz@uidaho.edu, 208-533-8123

Idaho Falls Student Services contact: Alice Allen, alicew@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5452

Chemistry: M.S. (thesis) and Ph.D. available

Be on the front lines of chemical research. Use your advanced chemistry degree to make your contribution to the knowledge of our physical world.

Program Contact

Ray von Wandruszka, Ph.D., rvw@uidaho.edu, 208-885-6552

Donna Baek, Ph.D., donna.baek@inl.gov

Idaho Falls Student Services contact: Alice Allen, alicew@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5452

Civil Engineering: M.Engr. (non-thesis) available online

This program provides students with the advanced education to design and supervise the construction of structural systems that make modern life possible. Learn how to factor cost, regulations, hazards and maintenance into the safety and efficiency of engineering designs.

Program Contact

Fritz Fiedler, Ph.D., fritz@uidaho.edu, 208-885-2980

Idaho Falls Student Services contact: Alice Allen, alicew@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5452

Computer Engineering: M.S. (thesis), M.Engr. (non-thesis) available

Study complex hardware and software systems for the higher level skills needed to contribute to the next generation of innovation. Explore concepts in electrical engineering and computer science.

Program Contact

Dakota Roberson, Ph.D., dakotar@uidaho.edu, 208-533-8120

Idaho Falls Student Services contact: Alice Allen, alicew@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5452

Computer Science: M.S. (thesis and non-thesis), Ph.D. available

Gain in-depth understanding of limitations and opportunities of computers in problem solving and explore high-level concepts. Prepare for challenging positions in government and industry to lead the future of the field. Students are encouraged to view the profiles of the faculty for more information on the various focus areas available.

Program Contacts

Michael Haney, Ph.D., mhaney@uidaho.edu, 208-533-8209

Robert Hiromoto, Ph.D., hiromoto@uidaho.edu, 208-533-8119

Constantinos (Costas) Kolias, Ph.D., kolias@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5408

Alex Vakanski, Ph.D., vakanski@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5422

Min Xian, Ph.D., mxian@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5425

Idaho Falls Student Services contact: Alice Allen, alicew@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5452

Curriculum And Instruction: M.Ed. (non-thesis), Ed.S. available online

Learn the skills and latest methodologies and make a difference as a leader in today’s dynamic education landscape. Topics include assessment and evaluation, development of relevant, challenging and engaging integrative curriculum focusing on, and responding to, student learning.

Program Contacts

John Cannon, Ph.D., johnc@uidaho.edu, 208-364-4031

Raymond Dixon, Ph.D., rdixon@uidaho.edu, 208-885-6349

Idaho Falls Student Services contact: Alice Allen, alicew@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5452

Cybersecurity: M.S.

The masters in cybersecurity prepares students for most work roles listed by the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework. The Idaho Falls campus has specialized laboratory capabilities and faculty active in research and applications in this fast growing field.

Program Contacts

Michael Haney, Ph.D., mhaney@uidaho.edu, 208-533-8209

Constantinos (Costas) Kolias, Ph.D., kolias@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5408

Idaho Falls Student Services contact: Alice Allen, alicew@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5452

Education: Idaho Falls: Ed.D., Ph.D. (limited admission)

The Ed.D. program prepares experienced educators and leaders in public or private systems to lead original dissertation research with a primary focus on real world, real-time applications in the community. The doctorate is a research-oriented program designed primarily for students who want to research or teach in higher education. Students who are interested in the program are strongly encouraged to talk with faculty in the area of their interest before applying. The once a year admission review has an early deadline in the Spring for Fall entry.

Program Contacts

Idaho Falls Student Services contact: Alice Allen, alicew@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5452

Educational Leadership: M.Ed. (non-thesis), Ed.S. available online

Become the visionary today’s education system demands through a program that prepares students as a principal (M.Ed.), superintendent (Ed.S.), program administrator or classroom educator.

Program Contacts

Sydney Freeman, Jr., Ph.D., sfreemanjr@uidaho.edu, 208-885-1011

Penny Tenuto, Ph.D., ptenuto@uidaho.edu, 208-364-4015

Elizabeth Wargo, Ph.D., ewargo@uidaho.edu, 208-292-2517

Idaho Falls Student Services contact: Alice Allen, alicew@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5452

Electrical Engineering: M.S. (thesis), M.Engr. (non-thesis), Ph.D. available

Earn an advanced degree at one of the nation’s top locations for power engineering research, education and collaboration between industry and academia.  Learn how to apply knowledge in the field to develop complex electrical solutions for computers, power conversation and more.

Program Contact

Dakota Roberson, Ph.D., dakotar@uidaho.edu, 208-533-8120

Idaho Falls Student Services contact: Alice Allen, alicew@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5452

Engineering Management: M.Engr. (non-thesis) available

Integrate engineering methods, principles and technologies with business approaches to solve today’s complex and challenging problems. Gian the expertise and leadership skills needed to advance your careers. Designed for working professionals, this program requires an ABET accredited engineering degree for admission.

Program Contacts

Denise Engebrecht, denisee@uidaho.edu, 208-364-6123

Indrajit Charit, Ph.D., icharit@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5409

Idaho Falls Student Services contact: Denise Engebrecht, denisee@uidaho.edu, 208-364-6123

Environmental Science: M.S. (thesis and non-thesis), Ph.D. available

Research the effects of natural and unnatural processes, and the interactions of the physical components of the planet on the environment.

Program Contacts

Elise Kokenge, ekokenge@uidaho.edu, 208-885-0165

Lee Vierling, Ph.D., leev@uidaho.edu, 208-885-7911

Idaho Falls Student Services contact: alicew@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5452

Geological Engineering: M.S. available online

Combine geology and engineering as a geological engineer and assist in the design and construction of civil engineering projects, evaluation of geologic hazards and development of natural energy resources.

Program Contacts

S.J. Jung, Ph.D., sjung@uidaho.edu, 208-885-6481

Idaho Falls Student Services contact: Alice Allen, alicew@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5452

Geology: M.S. (thesis), Ph.D. available

Students engage with faculty to integrate quantitative field data collection with laboratory analysis and computer modeling to unravel the Earth’s past and understand its future.

Program Contacts

Bob Smith, Ph.D., smithbob@uidaho.edu, 208-885-2560

Jerry Fairley, Ph.D., jfairley@uidaho.edu, 208-885-9259

Idaho Falls Student Services contact: Alice Allen, alicew@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5452

Interdisciplinary Studies: M.S. (thesis and non-thesis) available

This degree allows students to reach across disciplines to design a study plan that meets their own unique academic needs. Students in this rigorous graduate program create a customized degree plan integrating courses from two or more academic departments. The objective of the degree is to provide an opportunity to design a program when the student’s needs do not fall within an established graduate program. Interested students should contact the College of Graduate Studies to discuss a proposed study plan prior to applying.

Program Contact

Jerry McMurtry, mcmurtry@uidaho.edu, 208-885-2647

Idaho Falls Student Services contact: Alice Allen, alicew@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5452

Mathematics: MAT (non-thesis) available online

This degree is designed primarily for certified teachers who wish to strengthen their subject matter preparation. (The degree does not give certification in high school teaching.)

Program Contact

mathstat@uidaho.edu, 208-885-6742

Idaho Falls Student Services contact: Alice Allen, alicew@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5452

Mechanical Engineering: M.S. (thesis), M.Engr. (non-thesis), Ph.D. available

Model, design and lead experiments to verify thermal systems, mechanical systems, components and processes while considering real-world constraints and the impacts on society.

Program Contacts

David Arcilesi, Ph.D., darcilesi@uidaho.edu, 208-533-8107

R. A. Borrelli, Ph.D., rborrelli@uidaho.edu, 208-533-8122

Rich Christensen, Ph.D., rchristensen@uidaho.edu, 208-533-8102

Mike McKellar, Ph.D., mmckellar@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5431

Amin Mirkouei, Ph.D., P.E., amirkouei@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5420

Idaho Falls Student Services contact: Alice Allen, alicew@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5452

Natural Resources: MNR (non-thesis) available online

The master of natural resources is an interdisciplinary, course-based program that integrates and scales various perspectives — the ecology and management; planning, policy and society; tools and technology — into a system view of natural resources.

Program Contact

Leda Kobziar, Ph.D., lkobziar@uidaho.edu, 208-885-0118

Idaho Falls Student Services contact: Alice Allen, alicew@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5452

Nuclear Engineering: M.S. (thesis), M.Engr. (non-thesis), Ph.D. available

In North American, nuclear energy is currently the largest source of emission-free power with applications in electricity and hydrogen production, medicine and national security. The program’s areas of specialization include nuclear fuel processing, materials, radioactive waste treatment and management, thermal behavior and measurement, nuclear systems design and modeling and applications of nuclear process heat.

Program Contacts

David Arcilesi, Ph.D., darcilesi@uidaho.edu, 208-533-8107

R. A. Borrelli, Ph.D., rborrelli@uidaho.edu, 208-533-8122

Indrajit Charit, Ph.D., icharit@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5409

Rich Christensen, Ph.D., rchristensen@uidaho.edu, 208-533-8102

Mike McKellar, Ph.D., mmckellar@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5431

Haiyan Zhao, Ph.D., haiyanz@uidaho.edu, 208-533-8123

Idaho Falls Student Services contact: Alice Allen, alicew@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5452

Psychology/Human Factors: M.S. (thesis and non-thesis) available online

The masters program with a focus on human factors is a research intensive program that examines why people do things the way they do. Explore the intersection of humans and technology to improve product design and delivery blending traditional psychology with modern-day engineering principles.

Program Contact

Benjamin Barton, Ph.D., barton@uidaho.edu, 208-885-6515

Idaho Falls Student Services contact: Alice Allen, alicew@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5452

Master of Public Administration: MPA available online

Gain the intellectual and practical skills needed to serve the public through positions in local governments and communities.

Program Contact

Graham Hubbs, Ph.D., hubbs@uidaho.edu, 208-885-6284

Idaho Falls Student Services contact: Alice Allen, alicew@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5452

Statistical Science: M.S. (thesis and non-thesis) available online

The objective of the program is to provide sound training in the fundamental principles and techniques of statistics. Students are prepared for statistical careers in industry, business and government.

Program Contact

Chris Williams, Ph.D., chrisw@uidaho.edu, 208-885-2802

Idaho Falls Student Services contact: Alice Allen, alicew@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5452

Technology Management: M.S. (thesis and non-thesis) available

The masters program in technology management is designed for the working professional. It prepares graduates to integrate technical and business knowledge for effective planning, selection, implementation and management of technology to solve today’s problems. Along with a business leadership core, students select a focused area to study. Focus areas include project management, process improvement and innovation, industrial safety, critical infrastructure resilience, nuclear technology management, emergency planning and management and environmental safety.

Program Contact

Alice Allen, alicew@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5452

Indrajit Charit, Ph.D., icharit@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5409

Idaho Falls Student Services contact: Alice Allen, alicew@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5452

Water Resources: M.S. (thesis), Ph.D. available online

Learn to collaborate effectively with peers in other fields, stakeholders and other professionals to define, research and achieve creative and sustainable solutions to modern water problems.

Program Contact

water@uidaho.edu, 208-885-0111

Contact

Physical Address:

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Phone: 208-757-5450

Fax: 208-757-5494

Email: ui-if@uidaho.edu

Center for Advanced Energy Studies

Physical Address:

995 MK Simpson Boulevard
Idaho Falls, ID 83401