School of Graduate Studies

About the School of Graduate Studies

Contact

Mailing Address:
School of Graduate Studies
Utah State University
0900 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-0900

Location: Old Main Room 164 Map it
Phone: 435-797-1189
Toll Free: 866-USU-GRAD (878-4723)
Fax: 435-797-1192
Email: graduateschool@usu.edu

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Mission

The School of Graduate Studies serves as the central administrative body that promotes, supports, and reviews graduate education at Utah State University to ensure consistency and excellence in all graduate degree programs. The School of Graduate Studies works closely and cooperatively with the central administration, the Graduate Council, colleges, and academic departments to provide the best possible intellectual and physical environment for graduate student education.

Goals

Graduate students will:

  • Obtain focused and comprehensive knowledge in a specific field through classroom instruction, research, and innovative educational experiences and venues.
  • Use original ideas and scholarly skills to contribute to the advancement of their field.
  • Develop and practice professional skills so they can integrate and communicate effectively with the scholarly community in their discipline.
  • Be prepared to assume future leadership roles as they disseminate and apply knowledge to address local and global societal needs.

Strategies

  • Improve and expand facilities, programs, and training opportunities.
  • Attract diverse faculty of outstanding research and teaching reputation.
  • Provide competitive and attractive research and personal financial support.
  • Enhance efforts for the recruitment of outstanding graduate students.
  • Enrich the graduate education experience by quality faculty mentoring and professional development programs.
  • Strengthen graduate programs by routine and comprehensive graduate program review and assessment procedures.