Idaho Graduate Schools

A Graduate School is an education institution that offers graduate degrees, including Master and Doctorate degrees. This page lists all accredited graduate schools in the state of Idaho that provide full-time or part-time graduate education leading to a postgraduate degree.

Boise State University
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725
(208) 385-3903

Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID 83209-0009
(208) 236-2150

Northwest Nazarene College
Dewey at Holly Street
Nampa, ID 83686
(208) 467-8011

University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844-3017
(208) 885-6111

Idaho State Overview

Idaho is the only state that bears its name, probably due to a misinterpretation. In the early 1860s, a new territory was to be created in the Rocky Mountains. The somewhat eccentric mining lobbyist George M. Willing is said to have suggested the name “Idaho”, which he says means “light on the mountains” (“Ee-dah-how”) in the Shoshone language. He later claimed that he made up the name.

Idaho earned the nickname “The Gem State” because it is one of the only two places in the world where the Garnet Star occurs (the other place being the Himalayas in India).

The area experienced heavy immigration when gold was discovered and after the completion of the transcontinental railway in 1869. At that time, Chinese immigrants found work, particularly in the mines.

Idaho became the 43rd state to join the United States on July 3, 1890. The importance of mining had increased significantly during this period and silver and lead were mainly exported. Although today agriculture and tourism play an increasingly important role, the state is still one of the most important producers of silver and lead.

Geographical location

Idaho in the Northwest of the USA is one of the Rocky Mountain States. It borders six US states and the Canadian province of British Columbia, with which the country shares a 77-kilometer border.

To the west are the states of Washington and Oregon. Nevada and Utah border Idaho to the south, and Montana and Wyoming to the east.

Idaho has some of the largest pristine and natural areas in the United States. The snow-capped Rocky Mountains tower above scenic landscapes of large lakes, rapids and deep gorges. The Snake River flows through Hells Canyon, the deepest canyon in the United States.

The major rivers in Idaho are the Snake River, the Clearwater River, and the Salmon River.

Capital city: Boise
Largest metropolis: Boise
Nickname: Gem State
Spud State
Motto: Esto perpetua (Latin “Let it be perpetual”)