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University of Idaho, Boise

University of Idaho, Coeur d'Alene

University of Idaho, Idaho Falls

University of Idaho, Boise

Trudy Anderson, Associate Vice President/CEO (322 East Front Street, Suite 190, Boise, Idaho 83702; 208/334-2999) www.uidaho.edu/boise, boise@uidaho.edu

The University of Idaho Boise is strategically located in the economic, governmental, and population center of Idaho. It is the gateway connecting southern Idaho to resources and services of the state's land-grant institution. We distinguish ourselves through:

  • High quality graduate programs that accommodate working professionals and full-time students;
  • Outreach to southern Idaho's communities; their sustainability, growth and educational access;
  • Proactive research for domestic and global solutions;
  • Professional and workforce development for economic vitality;
  • Collaborative and interdisciplinary work with the public and private sectors and other institutions of higher education; and
  • Enduring relationships with alumni and friends to carry forward the proud history and traditions of the University of Idaho.

At the University of Idaho Boise, we are accessible and responsive to the public. We are committed to strength through diversity and to serving the region, state, nation and world.

Strategic Focus

The University of Idaho Boise is uniquely suited to provide graduate program, research and professional development opportunities in a metropolitan setting. The University of Idaho Boise supports teaching, learning and research in:

  • organizational development and leadership,
  • water, natural resources and the environment,
  • community sustainability, urban design and physical planning, and
  • the professions of law, medicine, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering and education.

Through water research of international prominence and a commitment to environmental and social stewardship, we advance a prosperous Idaho. The University of Idaho Boise is the place where opportunity and mission converge.

The University of Idaho Boise also provides local access to alumni and university relations, development, marketing, legislative affairs, athletics promotion and student recruitment. Over 3,500 students are served annually through degree programs and continuing education for professionals. Instruction is enhanced by state-of-the art technology, world-class laboratories, and distance delivery.

The University of Idaho established a presence in Boise with the Ada County Extension program in 1910. Today, the primary home of the University of Idaho Boise is downtown at the intersection of Front Street and Broadway Avenue in the Idaho Water Center building. The University of Idaho Boise also maintains operations near the Capitol and at the Integrated Design Lab in downtown Boise. The Ada County Extension offices are located on Glenwood Street.

The Boise Center also has leadership and administrative responsibility for University of Idaho activity in south central Idaho, including the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley areas.

Academic Programs. Consistent with the role and mission assigned by the State Board of Regents and the University of Idaho's land-grant designation, the University offers select Master's, Specialist's and Doctorate degree programs in Boise. Additional professional programs, certificates and courses are offered in response to needs of the community. Students participate in degree and certificate programs in the following disciplines:

Agricultural & Life Sciences

  • Agricultural Education: M.S.

Art & Architecture

  • Moscow-based Architecture and Landscape Architecture students have the option of completing their M.Arch. or M.L.A. degrees in Boise, and qualified students with BS Arch. degrees from other universities may earn the M.Arch. in either Boise or Moscow.
  • Architecture: M.S.
  • Landscape Architecture: MLA


  • Adult Basic Education: Certificate
  • Adult & Organizational Learning and Leadership: M.S., Ed.Specialist
  • Business & Marketing Education: Secondary Teaching Certification, M.Ed.
  • Education*: Ed.D., Ph.D
  • Educational Leadership: M.Ed., Ed. Specialist
  • Human Resource Development: Certificate
  • Career and Technical Education: Professional-Technical Education Certification, M.S., M.Ed., Ed. Specialist.
  • Technical Workforce Training: Certificate
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling (official SBOE approved title subject to change): M.S.

    *Doctoral degrees in Education are offered in emphasis areas.


  • Biological & Agricultural Engineering: M.S., M.Engr., Ph.D.
  • Civil Engineering: M.S., M.Engr., Ph.D.
  • Engineering Management: M.Engr.
  • Mechanical Engineering: M.Engr., M.S., Ph.D.
  • Technology Management: M.S.

Interdisciplinary Degrees

  • Bioregional Planning: M.S.
  • Environmental Science: M.S.
  • Professional Science Master: M.S.
  • Water Resources: M.S., Ph.D.


  • College of Law students have the option of completing their 3rd year at the Boise Center. In addition to business-focused doctrinal classes, students have the opportunity to extern with a variety of courts, agencies, and firms. The 3rd year program in Boise also offers clinical experiences with the Small Business Legal Clinic, the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, and the Economic Development Clinic. Students in Clinic, under the direction of their licensed supervisor, represent clients in addressing their legal needs.


  • In partnership with the University of Washington School of Medicine, the Idaho WWAMI Clinical Education offices in Boise offer all required and elective clinical clerkships for 3rd and 4th year medical students throughout the State of Idaho.

Natural Resources

  • Natural Resources: M.N.R.
  • Fire Ecology: Certificate
  • Restoration Ecology: Certificate

Research in the Southern Region. Research units include the Idaho Water Resources Research Institute, the Center for Ecohydraulics Research and the Idaho Urban Research Design Center. World-class laboratories, such as the Ecohydraulics River Simulation Laboratory, provide collaborative research opportunities among multiple state and federal agencies, private entities and several higher education institutions, as well as enhanced educational experiences for students.

Community and Statewide Services. The University of Idaho Boise increases access to continuing education for the local population and extends outreach programs statewide. Following are examples of services and community engagement:

  • Urban design, sustainability, and high performance building development and energy efficiency through the Idaho Urban Research Design Center and the Integrated Design Lab;
  • Technical assistance for manufacturing firms through TechHelp;
  • Resources for the educational needs of the deaf and blind as well as assessments and equipment loans for people who are physically disabled through the Center on Disabilities and Human Development;
  • Resources and legal advice through the Small Business Legal, Tax, and Economic Development Clinics; and
  • Expertise from county extension personnel and communities across the state specifically in agriculture and community development.

University of Idaho, Coeur d'Alene

Charles Buck, Associate Vice-President and CEO of University of Idaho Northern Idaho (1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814-2277. Phone: 208.667.2588, Fax 208.664.1272; www.uidaho.edu/cda, cdactr@uidaho.edu).

The University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene was established to bring U-Idaho programs to the people of northern Idaho, eastern Washington and western Montana. Cooperative relationships with other state of Idaho institutions, as well as those in eastern Washington, allow our students to finish various degrees without leaving the area. Over 150 University of Idaho courses are offered through the University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene each semester. All undergraduate degrees are articulated with North Idaho College allowing students to complete their degrees in
Coeur d'Alene. Courses are taught on-site by resident and adjunct faculty or offered via videoconferencing and the Internet. Many of our degree programs are designed for working professionals seeking a college education or advanced degree.

Undergraduate degrees offered at University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene are:

  • Career and Technology Education
  • Child, Family and Consumer Studies: Child Development and Family Relations
  • Early Childhood Development and Education
  • Elementary Education with K-8 credential
  • Environmental Science
  • Food & Nutrition: Nutrition Option
  • General Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Psychology
  • Organizational Sciences
  • Certification in Elementary Education is available for those students who hold a bachelor's degree and seek a teaching certificate.

Five academic minors are available for students to complete:

  • Addiction Studies
  • Aging Studies
  • Business
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Graduate programs include:

  • Adult and Organizational Learning and Leadership
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Leadership
  • Environmental Science – Water Science Emphasis
  • Executive MBA
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Professional Science Master's
  • School Counseling
  • Special Education
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling

Certificate programs offered at the University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene are:

  • Diversity and Stratification
  • Environmental Contamination Assessment
  • Environmental Water Science
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Organizational Dynamics

Engagement with local citizens, businesses and agencies in northern Idaho is a primary goal of the university. The University of Idaho Extension Northern District Office is located at U-Idaho Coeur d'Alene and provides support for ten northern Idaho counties. Extension non-credit programs are offered at the local level in competitive agriculture, community development, nutrition and food safety, family and youth, and natural resources. Public School engagement is another important goal of the U-Idaho in northern Idaho.

The University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene houses the North Idaho Regional Special Education Office in cooperation with the Idaho State Department of Education. The Regional Special Education Consultant provides local communities with technical assistance, in-service education, and monitoring support. The Office also includes the North Idaho Regional Special Education Library, a collection of materials designed to be a resource and support for Special Education Teachers, directors, parents, and other professionals.

The College of Education and University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene have a strong history of serving the needs of local school districts through professional development programs and non-credit program offerings to support local public school administrators, teachers and students. Scholarly and creative activity and research are components of all faculty programs in northern Idaho. University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene faculty have established world class research programs in key areas including nutrition, child development, literacy, science education, and educational leadership.

University of Idaho, Idaho Falls

Robert Smith, Associate Vice President and Center Executive Officer, (1776 Science Ctr. Dr., Suite 306, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402; 208/282-7960; www.uidaho.edu/idahofalls).

The University of Idaho, in partnership with Idaho State University, operates the Center for Higher Education at University Place in Idaho Falls. University Place serves over 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students in eastern Idaho. The center is ideally located on the banks of the Snake River and adjacent to the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). Yellowstone and Teton National Parks, scenic forests, pristine wilderness areas, and world-class recreational activities are located nearby.

Academics. Consistent with the role and mission assigned by the State Board of Regents and the University of Idaho's land-grant designation, the university offers select Undergraduate, Master's, Specialist's and Doctorate degree programs in Idaho Falls. Additional professional programs, certificates and courses are offered in response to needs of the community. Over 150 University of Idaho courses are offered at the center each semester. Courses are taught on-site by resident and adjunct faculty and are offered via interactive video, electronic media, and the Internet.

Undergraduate degrees are available in the following disciplines:

  • Environmental science
  • General studies
  • Industrial Technology.

Graduate degrees are available in the following disciplines:

  • Biological and Agricultural Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Education (Ed.D.)
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Hydrology
  • Industrial Safety
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgy
  • Nuclear Engineering.

Research. The center is strategically located next to the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and The Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES). This location is ideal for research collaboration opportunities. The Idaho Falls Center is focusing on delivering advanced education and research programs addressing state and national energy and security needs in partnership with the INL, industry, and university partners. The Idaho Falls Center houses the eastern Idaho branch of the Idaho Water Resources Research Institute (IWRRI).

Idaho National Laboratory. In operation since 1949, the INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's missions in nuclear and energy research, science, and national defense. The laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and develop technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security and environmental missions.

The Center for Advanced Energy Studies. CAES is focused on creating a unique and collaborative environment for our energy future, including cross-organizational and peer-to-peer technical collaboration. It will address science, engineering and technology development critical to U.S. and global energy needs. CAES research will focus on energy affordability, environmental safety, and technology research in nuclear, hydrogen, fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas), plus the full spectrum of renewable energy sources. CAES' research agenda will foster collaborations and interdisciplinary studies and make its research and development facilities, and those of INL, available to a network of universities.

Idaho Water Resources Research Institute. IWRRI supports and directs water research for the State of Idaho and the region.  IWRRI research results routinely lead to cutting-edge discoveries in such vital topics as water quality, water supply and water management.  More importantly, these discoveries regularly lead to a greater understanding of our surroundings, offering sensible solutions toward maintaining a healthy balance between the economy and the environment.

Community and Statewide Services. The College of Agriculture District IV Research and Extension Office at the Idaho Falls Center provides extension programming and agriculture related activities.