2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [Archived]
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog
This catalog is the official source for graduate academic policies, programs, and course descriptions.
Indiana State University Mission Statement
We transform the lives of students through a high-quality education infused with experiential learning, community engagement and career-readiness. Our students succeed within a culture of inclusion and support that provides the skills and knowledge to impact Indiana and beyond.
We will be the university of choice for students seeking a distinctive, high-quality education highlighted by challenging experiences that prepare our graduates to contribute to the economic vitality and civic and cultural development of their communities and the global society.
Indiana State is committed to these core values:
Learning: We prepare the next generation of leaders and citizens by providing personalized and transformative experiences that lead to success in the classroom and beyond.
Discovery: We nurture intellectual curiosity and growth through the creation of new knowledge and the joy of enhanced human understanding.
Engagement: We collaborate with our local and global communities to create long-term relationships, connectedness with integrity, and a shared sense of pride.
Inclusiveness: We take action to honor the diversity of individuals, ideas and expressions, ensuring they are genuinely recognized, valued, and lived.
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 Higher Learning Commission 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:
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
American Council for Construction Education
American Nurses Credentialing Center
American Psychological Association
Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Council on Social Work Education
National Association of Industrial Technology
National Association of School Psychologists
National Association of Schools of Art and Design
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 Recreation and Park Association/American Association for Leisure and Recreation
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)
Indiana State University pledges itself to continue its commitment to the achievement of equal opportunity within 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: ISUfirstname.lastname@example.org.
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 1, 2020.