Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find more information about your programs?

We love to connect with prospective students! To learn more about our programs, contact Janet Blad.

Do you offer online degrees?

Yes! Our master's degrees can be completed totally online. Check out our programs page to see which degrees are offered online.

Do you offer undergraduate degrees?

We're currently developing a new ITLS bachelor's program! Undergraduates can also add the Multimedia Development Minor or the School Library Media Administration Minor to their degree.

Can I meet with professors before applying?

Yes! We encourage students, especially at the PhD level, to talk with professors about their research. You can learn more on our faculty pages.

How soon can I start?

You’ll start at the beginning of spring or fall semester, depending on your application date.

What type of undergraduate degree do I need to apply to the ITLS graduate programs?

We are a multidisciplinary field! We accept applicants from all degrees and majors.

How long do your graduate programs take?

You can go at your own pace. Most graduate students take two or three classes per semester. Master's students typically finish the program within two or three years. PhD students typically finish in four to six years.

Can I still be admitted if I've missed the deadline?

If the deadline has passed, you’ll need to submit a petition to the Petition Review Committee. Please call the department directly to get more information.

Can I transfer credit from another university?

In general, students may be eligible to transfer up to 12 credits from another university. You’ll need approval from your advisor and the USU graduate school.

Each degree does require a certain number of credit hours (residency requirements) to be obtained on USU campus.

How do I find out what's required to complete my degree?

Planning sheets for every program are available in the Programs and Current Students sections.

What are the GPA requirements for admission?

A GPA of 3.0 is required for admission to the graduate school.

What are the GRE and MAT requirements?

Our department is currently not requiring these tests to enter into one of our programs.