School of Professional and Graduate Studies

Contact Information

Dean for Professional and Graduate Studies: Luther Maddy, PhD
Office: SAC 223
Phone: 208-792-2400

The School of Professional and Graduate Studies includes the Office of the Dean, Graduate Studies, and the Divisions of Business & Computer Science, Nursing & Health Sciences, and Teacher Education & Mathematics. Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean, and the Division Chairs work collaboratively, in partnership with faculty, to offer a wide range of high-quality professional programs to a diverse student body. Students who graduate with a degree from one of the divisions listed above will have completed a cohesive program of study that integrates General Education Core courses, major/minor program requirements, and/or elective credits. Whether a student completes an individualized General Studies or Interdisciplinary Studies degree, or a degree in a professional program, each graduate will have had opportunities to participate in on-campus and on-line classes, in seminars, research symposia, practica/ internships or service learning, second language study, clubs and activities, and other experiences designed to enrich his or her academic career.

Prior Learning Assessment

Students may earn college credit for specific college-level learning that they have achieved through life and work experiences.  Prior Learning Assessment opportunities range from standardized exams such as CLEP or DSST, credit recommendations from programs such as ACE, Challenge Exams, or Portfolio. For more information, please visit our website or contact the Adult Learning Coordinator at (208) 792-2301, or 

Independent Study in Idaho

Independent Study in Idaho (ISI) delivers affordable, online, college courses. Begin any time, work from anywhere at your own pace, and take up to one calendar year from the date of registration to complete.

  • Admission to cooperating institutions is not required 
  • Same in-state and out-of-state registration fees
  • Idaho residency is not required 
  • See ISI website  for a list of courses, syllabi, and policies

ISI was created in 1973 by the Idaho State Board of Education as a cooperative of four accredited Idaho institutions: Lewis-Clark State College, Idaho State University, Boise State University, and the University of Idaho. Students should contact the institution to which they hope to transfer ISI courses regarding the transferability of their ISI courses prior to enrolling.