Welcome to Graduate Admissions
With over 90 graduate programs to choose from, the University of Idaho is sure to have an area of study that fits your needs. Select an academic program and find departmental specific information to help inform and guide you.
U of I's Office of Graduate Admissions is here to help you navigate the university's website, answer questions about your area of interest or schedule a campus visit.
Choose an academic offering to check admission requirements.
Request for Graduate Information
Get the information you want from your program of interest.
Connect with Idaho's College of Graduate studies and see what we have to offer you.
To Check Application Status
- Use the Application Status Portal to check status.
The College of Graduate Studies is here to help you succeed.
Attending the University of Idaho for Graduate School
Whatever your purpose, the University of Idaho’s College of Graduate Studies (COGS) encompasses all of the school’s advanced degrees, excluding the College of Law. Our on-campus, online, and hybrid graduate programs encourage students to push the limits of their knowledge—to make discoveries and explore key questions in their field of study.
Our master’s, doctoral, and specialist degrees, in addition to graduate certificates, build off the University of Idaho’s history and status as the state’s premier research institution. Granting our first graduate degree in 1897 and organizing all programs into separate divisions in 1925, today our array of offerings spans professional and research-based degrees in business, agriculture, animal science, architecture, the sciences, engineering, and the visual and performing arts.
- Work with world-renowned professors in and outside of the classroom who help transform your passions into a rewarding career.
- Research is at the heart of our programs, and reflecting this, $100 million goes toward annual grants, contracts, and research projects that involve our graduate students.
- Small classroom sizes, with a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio, offer the opportunity to build meaningful and career-enhancing connections with your fellow students and instructors.
- A choice of locations lets you earn a graduate degree around your career and existing obligations. In addition to our main campus in Moscow, many of our graduate programs are available in Boise, Coeur d’Alene, and Idaho Falls, as well as online and in hybrid formats.
- Live on campus, if you decide to study in Moscow, or take advantage of one the best college towns in America and its free public transit system to commute.
Graduate Student Admission Requirements
COGS has general admission requirements for all interested candidates. However, while COGS oversees all graduate degrees and certificates, each college or department has its own requirements. Candidates are advised to contact the respective college or department before beginning their application.
Graduate candidates, in general, are evaluated on:
- their cumulative undergraduate GPA;
- letters of recommendation; and
- English proficiency, if the student is an international applicant from a non-English speaking country.
All interested candidates must have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and must submit copies of official transcripts for review.
To get started, review all general requirements for graduate candidates.
Then, browse by degree for all program-specific requirements.
Interested in earning a graduate certificate? Review all available offerings and their respective requirements.
International Graduate Admissions
A graduate degree from the University of Idaho isn’t just another credential. Our rigorous, research-rooted programs that help you compete in the global job market. Each year, over 700 international students and scholars from more than 73 countries study at our campuses, and to influence your academic success and help you find a sense of community far from home, the University of Idaho:
- helps non-native English speakers develop linguistic, academic, social, and cultural skills with our intensive English Language and American culture program, which can be customized to your major and career goals; and
- schedules university-sponsored social activities and cultural events to bring all international students together.
Learn more about being an international student at U of I.
In beginning an application, interested international graduate students must meet all general COGS and program requirements and also:
- show proof of English proficiency, unless the candidate is from a country where English is an official language; and
- submit bachelor’s and any graduate degree transcripts for an in-house evaluation.
Learn more about English proficiency and additional requirements for international graduate candidates.
Funding for Graduate Students
According to lists from US News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, and other publications, the University of Idaho is one of the top value schools in the United States due to the low cost of attendance and cost of living. This distinction extends to our graduate programs. In helping you earn an advanced credential, the University of Idaho presents our graduate students with several funding options:
- teaching and research assistantships;
- employer tuition support; and
- military discounts.
Learn more about scholarships for graduate students, and be mindful of all documentation and deadlines.
Have Questions About U of I’s Graduate Admission Requirements?
Reach out to the Office of Graduate Admissions with your inquiry by email or by phone.