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Essay Requirements

Program

Concentration

Essay Requirement

  • MA

A letter of application, including areas of interest and professional goals

  • MS

A letter of application, including areas of interest and professional goals

  • MFA

A letter of intent stating the applicant's goals and objectives with regard to graduate study.

  • MA

English & Teaching of English.PHD

500-word statement of purpose

English TESOL. Graduate Certificate

500-word statement of purpose

  • MA

500-word statement of purpose

Historical Resource Management.MA

Applicants must submit, as part of their admissions application, a statement of interest in historical studies and personal goals that identify which track the student's wishes to pursue. Particular attention should be given to explaining how these interests and goals relate to a particular track within the Historical Resources Management master's program

Spanish for Health Professions.Graduate Certificate

Political Science. MPA

Environmental Administration (concentration)

Submit a "Statement of Career Objectives" to the Department of Political Science. Your statement will be from 1-3 pages in length. Address your reasons for pursuing the degree.

Political Science. MPA

State Local & Non-Profit Admin (concentration)

Submit a "Statement of Career Objectives" to the Department of Political Science. Your statement will be from 1-3 pages in length. Address your reasons for pursuing the degree.

Political Science. MPA

Public Health Administration (concentration)

Submit a "Statement of Career Objectives" to the Department of Political Science. Your statement will be from 1-3 pages in length. Address your reasons for pursuing the degree.

Political Science. MPA

Criminal Justice

Submit a "Statement of Career Objectives" to the Department of Political Science. Your statement will be from 1-3 pages in length. Address your reasons for pursuing the degree.

Political Science.DA

Submit a "Statement of Career Objectives" to the Department of Political Science. Your statement will be from 1-3 pages in length. Address your reasons for pursuing the degree.

Political Science.MA

Submit a "Statement of Career Objectives" to the Department of Political Science. Your statement will be from 1-3 pages in length. Address your reasons for pursuing the degree.

  • PHD

Clinical (concentration)

Submit an essay describing your preparation for graduate training, the research and clinical interests you might like to pursue during your graduate training, and the aspects of our program that match your training goals and interests, including your interest in the research of specific faculty members.

  • PHD

Experimental (concentration)

Submit an essay describing your preparation for graduate training, the research and clinical interests you might like to pursue during your graduate training, and the aspects of our program that match your training goals and interests, including your interest in the research of specific faculty members.

  • MA
  • MA

No Emphasis

  • MA

Criminal Justice

  • MAcc

a Statement of Purpose (a page or less stating why you want to earn a M.B.A. or MAcc) to the M.B.A.

Business Administration.MBA

No Emphasis

a Statement of Purpose (a page or less stating why you want to earn a M.B.A. or MAcc) to the M.B.A.

Business Administration.MBA

  • MBA (emphasis)

a Statement of Purpose (a page or less stating why you want to earn a M.B.A. or MAcc) to the M.B.A.

Business Administration.MBA

Business Informatics.MBA (emphasis)

a Statement of Purpose (a page or less stating why you want to earn a M.B.A. or MAcc) to the M.B.A.

Business Administration.MBA

  • MBA (emphasis)

a Statement of Purpose (a page or less stating why you want to earn a M.B.A. or MAcc) to the M.B.A.

Business Administration.MBA

  • MBA (emphasis)

a Statement of Purpose (a page or less stating why you want to earn a M.B.A. or MAcc) to the M.B.A.

Business Administration.MBA

  • MBA (emphasis)

a Statement of Purpose (a page or less stating why you want to earn a M.B.A. or MAcc) to the M.B.A.

Business Administration.MBA

Project Mgmt.MBA (emphasis)

a Statement of Purpose (a page or less stating why you want to earn a M.B.A. or MAcc) to the M.B.A.

Business Administration.MBA

Health Care Administration.MBA (emphasis)

a Statement of Purpose (a page or less stating why you want to earn a M.B.A. or MAcc) to the M.B.A.

Educational Leadership.EDD

Education Administration

Letter of interest, stating why the applicant is interested in the Ed.D. (specify concentration)

Educational Leadership.EDD

Higher Ed Administration

Letter of interest, stating why the applicant is interested in the Ed.D. (specify concentration)

Educational Leadership.EDD

Community College Leadership

Letter of interest, stating why the applicant is interested in the Ed.D. (specify concentration)

Education Administration.EDS

A letter of interest, stating the applicant's interest in the program.

Educational Administration.MEd

A letter of interest, stating the applicant's interest in the program.

School Psychology.EDS

A letter of interest stating the applicant's interest in the Ed.S. program.

School Psychology.MEd

Submitted a letter of application that makes clear the candidate's interest in, and suitability for, this program

Deaf Education.MEd

Elementary Education.MEd

No Emphasis

Elementary Education.MEd

K-12 Endorsement In Mathematics Coaching

K-12 Education in Music Education.MEd

Secondary Education.MEd

No Emphasis

Secondary Education.MEd

K-12 Endorsement In Mathematics Coaching

Special Education.EDS

Special Education.MEd

Instructional Technology.MEd

One letter of recommendation from an instructor or a professional in the field.

Organizational Learning and Performance

The student must write a proctored Statement of Intent for the Master of Organizational Learning and Performance.

Athletic Administration.MPE

Athletic Training.MSAT

An essay describing applicants interest in and goals related to Athletic Training

Pharmaceutical Science.MS

Drug Delivery (concentration)

The personal statement of interest should clearly identify which area of emphasis in the graduate program the applicant intends to follow (e.g., pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, etc.), and members of the department faculty with whom the applicant would prefer to complete his/her degree. Applications without a personal statement following these guidelines will be rejected.

Pharmaceutical Science.MS

Medicinal Chemistry (concentration)

The personal statement of interest should clearly identify which area of emphasis in the graduate program the applicant intends to follow (e.g., pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, etc.), and members of the department faculty with whom the applicant would prefer to complete his/her degree. Applications without a personal statement following these guidelines will be rejected.

Pharmaceutical Science.MS

Pharmacy Administration (concentration)

The personal statement of interest should clearly identify which area of emphasis in the graduate program the applicant intends to follow (e.g., pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, etc.), and members of the department faculty with whom the applicant would prefer to complete his/her degree. Applications without a personal statement following these guidelines will be rejected.

Pharmaceutical Science.MS

Pharmaceutics (concentration)

The personal statement of interest should clearly identify which area of emphasis in the graduate program the applicant intends to follow (e.g., pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, etc.), and members of the department faculty with whom the applicant would prefer to complete his/her degree. Applications without a personal statement following these guidelines will be rejected.

Pharmaceutical Science.MS

Phrmacology (concentration)

The personal statement of interest should clearly identify which area of emphasis in the graduate program the applicant intends to follow (e.g., pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, etc.), and members of the department faculty with whom the applicant would prefer to complete his/her degree. Applications without a personal statement following these guidelines will be rejected.

Pharmaceutical Science.PHD

Biopharmaceutical Analysis (concentration)

The personal statement of interest should clearly identify which area of emphasis in the graduate program the applicant intends to follow (e.g., pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, etc.), and members of the department faculty with whom the applicant would prefer to complete his/her degree. Applications without a personal statement following these guidelines will be rejected.

Pharmaceutical Science.PHD

Drug Delivery (concentration)

The personal statement of interest should clearly identify which area of emphasis in the graduate program the applicant intends to follow (e.g., pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, etc.), and members of the department faculty with whom the applicant would prefer to complete his/her degree. Applications without a personal statement following these guidelines will be rejected.

Pharmaceutical Science.PHD

Medicinal Chemistry (concentration)

The personal statement of interest should clearly identify which area of emphasis in the graduate program the applicant intends to follow (e.g., pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, etc.), and members of the department faculty with whom the applicant would prefer to complete his/her degree. Applications without a personal statement following these guidelines will be rejected.

Pharmaceutical Science.PHD

Pharmacy Administration (concentration)

The personal statement of interest should clearly identify which area of emphasis in the graduate program the applicant intends to follow (e.g., pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, etc.), and members of the department faculty with whom the applicant would prefer to complete his/her degree. Applications without a personal statement following these guidelines will be rejected.

Pharmaceutical Science.PHD

Pharmaeutics (concentration)

The personal statement of interest should clearly identify which area of emphasis in the graduate program the applicant intends to follow (e.g., pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, etc.), and members of the department faculty with whom the applicant would prefer to complete his/her degree. Applications without a personal statement following these guidelines will be rejected.

Pharmaceutical Science.PHD

Pharmacology (concentration)

The personal statement of interest should clearly identify which area of emphasis in the graduate program the applicant intends to follow (e.g., pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, etc.), and members of the department faculty with whom the applicant would prefer to complete his/her degree. Applications without a personal statement following these guidelines will be rejected.

Medical Lab Science.MS

a personal statement of interest

Counseling Ed & Counseling.PHD

a one-page statement of post doctoral career objectives

  • EDS

"Why are you pursuing graduate study in [EdS in Counseling]?" and "What are your plans for applying your education following graduation?"

  • MCOU

Marital/Couple/Family Counseling

"Why are you pursuing graduate study in [Master of Counseling]?" and "What are your plans for applying your education following graduation?"

  • MCOU

Mental Health Counseling

"Why are you pursuing graduate study in the above program?" and "What are your plans for applying your education following graduation?"

  • MCOU

School Counseling

"Why are you pursuing graduate study in the above program?" and "What are your plans for applying your education following graduation?"

  • MCOU

Student Affairs Counseling

"Why are you pursuing graduate study in the above program?" and "What are your plans for applying your education following graduation?"

  • AUD

Applicants must submit a personal statement as part of their admission process. At a minimum, the statement should be guided by the following questions: What events led you to your current interest in audiology? What professional behaviors do you possess that will help you be successful as an audiologist? What personal characteristics do you posses that will allow you to be successful in graduate school? What do you believe will be your biggest challenge? Describe a personal characteristic that conveys your commitment to learning. Why would you like to attend about Idaho State University?

Speech Language Pathology.MS

Please attach a brief essay describing your (a) professional interests and goals, (b) preferred work setting, (c) geographic areas of work interest, (d) personal interests and hobbies, (e) preferred ISU SLP graduate program(s) you are applying to (Pocatello, Meridian, Online) and order of preference, 2 choices can be considered.

Dental Hygiene.MS

Dental Hygiene Education (concentration)

Dental Hygiene.MS

Rural and Community Health

Health Education.MHE

Applicants must submit a typed essay (one to two pages, single spaced) describing their interest in pursuing the MHE degree and their vision of how it will facilitate their career goals.

Public Health.MPH

Submit a typed essay (one to two pages, single spaced) describing applicant's interest in pursuing the MPH degree and vision of how it will facilitate the applicant's career goals.

IDEP Certificate

IAGD

Nursing Practice.DNP

Family Nurse Practitioner (concentration)

Submission of professional essay (3-4 pages) describing education, research, clinical and life experience that prepare applicant for the DNP program, and how this preparation will facilitate career goals.

Nursing Practice.DNP

Psychiatric Mental Health (concentration)

Submission of professional essay (3-4 pages) describing education, research, clinical and life experience that prepare applicant for the DNP program, and how this preparation will facilitate career goals.

Nursing Education.MS

Submission of a professional essay (2-3 pages)

  • PhD

Submission of a professional essay (3-4 pages).

Physician Assistant Studies.MPAS

Occupational Therapy.MOT

Physical Therapy.DPT

  • DA

submit a brief statement explaining why you wish to pursue the Doctor of Arts degree at Idaho State University and how this would help you attain your professional goals.

  • MS
  • PHD
  • MS
  • PHD

Civil Engineering.MS

Environmental Engineering.MS

Environmental Science & Mgt.MS

  • MS

A letter of intent describing your reasons for choosing our program, and how your personal strengths and goals align with your expectations of the program.

Engineering & Applied Science.PHD

Geographic Information Science.MS

A letter of intent and statement of goals in Graduate School.

  • MS

No Emphasis

A letter of intent and statement of goals in Graduate School

  • MS

Environmental Geoscience (concentration)

A letter of intent and statement of goals in Graduate School

  • PhD

A statement outlining your motivation for graduate school and your longer term career goals.

  • CM

A letter of intent and statement of goals in Graduate School

  • DA

Submit directly to the Department of Mathematics a letter discussing the applicant's reasons for wishing to pursue the D.A. program. The letter must contain a request for an assistantship or fellowship if the applicant wishes to be considered for such.

  • MS

Submit directly to the Department of Mathematics a letter discussing the applicant's reasons for wishing to pursue the D.A. program. The letter must contain a request for an assistantship or fellowship if the applicant wishes to be considered for such.

Mathematics-Secondary Education.MA

Submit directly to the Department of Mathematics a letter discussing the applicant's reasons for wishing to pursue the D.A. program. The letter must contain a request for an assistantship or fellowship if the applicant wishes to be considered for such.

Measurements & Controls Engr.MS

Mechanical Engineering.MS

Health Physics.MS

Nuclear Science & Engineering.PHD

Applicants must submit a one-page (only) statement of research interests, a one-page (only) statement of career interests

Nuclear Science and Engineering.MS

Applicants must submit a one-page (only) statement of research interests, a one-page (only) statement of career interests

Applied Physics.PHD

A statement of career goals.

  • MS

A brief statement of career goals.

  • MA

Check with individual programs participating

  • MS

Check with individual programs participating

  • MED

Check with individual programs participating

 

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