2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [Archived]

2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

This catalog is the official source for graduate academic policies, programs, and course descriptions.

Indiana State University Mission Statement

Indiana State is dedicated to teaching and the creation of knowledge while maintaining its longstanding commitment to inclusiveness, community and public service, and access to higher education. We integrate teaching, research, and creative activity in an engaging, challenging, and supportive learning environment to prepare productive citizens of the world.


Inspired by a shared commitment to improving our communities and inclusive excellence, Indiana State University will be known nationally for community engagement, experiential learning, and career readiness.

Core Values
  • Diversity
  • Scholarship
  • Equity
  • Inclusion
  • Excellence

National Institutional Memberships

Indiana State University holds memberships in several educational and professional organizations including the following:

American Association of State Colleges and Universities
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
American Council on Education
Council of Graduate Schools
Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools
National Association of Graduate Admission Professionals
National Association of School Psychologists 

Regional Institutional Accreditation

Indiana State University, a research-intensive institution, is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, bachelor, master, educational specialist, doctoral, and professional degrees.

Discipline-Specific Professional Accreditation

Agencies accrediting professional programs at the graduate level at Indiana State University include the following:

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
American Council for Construction Education
American Nurses Credentialing Center
American Psychological Association
American Speech and Hearing Association
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
Council on Social Work Education
National Association of Schools of Art and Design
National Association of Industrial Technology
National Association of Schools of Music
National Athletic Trainers Association
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
National Environmental Health Science Protection and Accreditation Council
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
National Recreation and Park Association/American Association for Leisure and Recreation

Non-Discrimination Policy

Indiana State University does not discriminate on the basis of:  age, disability, genetic information, national origin, pregnancy, race/color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other class protected by federal and state statues. Indiana State University is committed to providing equal opportunity in education and employment for all.  Discrimination based upon any protected class is strictly prohibited. (Last revised December 2016

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy

Indiana State University pledges itself to continue its commitment to the achievement of equal opportunity withing the University and throughout American society as a whole. In this regard, Indiana State University will recruit, hire, promote, educate, and provide services to persons based upon their individual qualifications.

Indiana State University shall take affirmative action, positive and extraordinary, to overcome the discriminatory effects of traditional policies and procedures with regard to the disabled, minorities, women, and veterans. (Last revised July 23, 2012)

All inquiries regarding the Non-Discrimination Policy and Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy should be directed to the Assistant Vice President of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Director; Equal Opportunity and Title IX Office; Rankin Hall, Room 426, phone: 812-237-8954; email: ISU-equalopportunity-titleix@indstate.edu.

The University reserves the right to change requirements regarding admission, the courses and their contents, the organization of curricula, requirements for retention and for the awarding of degrees, and other necessary rules and regulations.

Such regulations shall be effective whenever determined by the appropriate faculty and administrative bodies; they may govern both old and new students.

Every effort, however, has been made to assure that all regulations and curriculum information contained in this Catalog are correctly updated as of June 30, 2017.