School of Graduate Studies

Learning at USU

Through hands-on opportunities and mentoring experiences that bring students and faculty together in engaged learning environments, you can taste true discovery for yourself as a graduate student at Utah State University.

There are more than 140 degree options at USU. Almost twenty are available through distance education or online, and USU offers the only distance-delivered doctoral degree in the state.

USU is listed as the #1 public university in the West (and ranks in the top five nationwide) on Forbes’ list of America’s Best College Buys (2010). We are also #2 in the nation for aerospace engineering research funding, #3 in education research, and have labs listed on Popular Science’s list of Top-30 College Labs. Our History department is also #4 on’s list of Top History Grad Programs for Faculty Accessibility and Support

Close faculty relationships, mentoring opportunities and personal research enrichment opportunities are found in every department. The School of Graduate Studies also offers trainings and workshops to enhance students' graduate school experiences.