Department Policies

Academic Honesty

Students are responsible for complying with the University policies regarding academic honesty as stated in the Utah State University Student Code Article VI.

Student Grievances

Students who feel they have been unfairly treated in academic matters should first discuss the matter with the instructor. If the issue cannot be resolved, or for matters of discrimination or harassment, students may file a grievance though procedures and timelines specified in Article VII. For matters of grievances pertaining to student conduct, see Article V. For academic integrity, see Article VI.


See Graduate Programs for program-specific admission requirements.


All students enrolled at USU must specify a preferred e-mail address in the central system of record. A University-provided account or a commercial service provider e-mail account may be specified. Preferred e-mail addresses may be specified or changed at USU Identity.

Equitable Treatment

Students, faculty, staff, and persons served in the program’s clinic are treated in a nondiscriminatory manner – that is, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, participation restriction, age, sexual orientation, or status as a parent. The institution and program comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and executive orders pertaining thereto.

International Student Acceptance

All international applicants whose native language is not English must prove university-level English proficiency. Please see the University’s International Student Admission policy. The School of Graduate Studies English language requirement may be satisfied in a variety of ways:

  • TOEFL score of at least 79 (Internet-based), 213 (computer-based), or 550 (paper-based)
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 6.0 overall
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) overall score of at least 53
  • Completion of a degree from a university in an English-speaking country
  • USU’s Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) placement exam score of at least 146 (IELI’s placement exam may be taken upon arrival at USU)
  • English proficiency test scores are valid for two years