Utah 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 Utah that provide full-time or part-time graduate education leading to a postgraduate degree. Note: according to AbbreviationFinder, UT is the two-letter abbreviation of Utah.

Brigham Young University
B-356 ASB
Provo, UT 84602-1339
(801) 378-4091

Southern Utah University
351 West Center Street
Cedar City, UT 84720
(435) 586-7740

University of Utah
110 Park
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
(801) 581-7200

Utah State University
Logan, UT 84322-0900
(435) 797-1189

Westminster College of Salt
Lake City
1840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105-3697
(801) 484-7651

Utah State Overview

Yuttahih said the Ute Indians and meant someone who “stands further up”, i.e. the people in the mountains. Utah is part of the western United States. On January 4, 1896, the state was admitted to the Union.

When the first pioneers arrived in 1847, the area was still part of Mexico. After the end of the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848, the territory came into the possession of the United States on February 2, 1848.

Disputes arose between the US government and the Mormons living in the area because members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints (LDS Church) practiced plural marriage and did not want to move away from it. As a result, the LDS Church was discredited and labeled as un-American and rebellious. The US government sent troops on the “Utah expedition” to replace the then governor of the Utah Territory, Brigham Young, and Alfred Cumming. The resulting conflict is also known as the “Utah War”. This conflict was bloodless, but caused very high costs.

The Pacific Railroad. Also known as the First Transcontinental Railroad, it was completed May 10-1869 at Promontory Summit, north of Salt Lake City. This brought a lot of people into the country, including traders and business people who made their fortunes there.

During the 1870s and 1880s laws were enacted against polygamy and in the 1890 Manifesto the LDS Church outlawed polygamy. After the state had included the ban on polygamy in the constitution, nothing stood in the way of admission to the Union. Officially, the state was admitted to the Union on January 4, 1896, making it the last state to join in the 19th century.

About 80 percent of the country’s population lives along the Wasatch Front, a narrow mountain range some 160 miles long that stretches south from the Idaho border. The Wasatch Front is a western spur of the Rocky Mountains. To the east, the Wasatch Mountains rise to over 10,000 feet. Mount Nero is the highest mountain at 3,620 meters.

According to the Utah History Encyclopedia, Wasatch means “pass over the high mountains” in the language of the Ute Indians.

The majority of that 80 percent reside in the Salt Lake City areas. In contrast, vast areas of the state are almost uninhabited.

Utah is one of the states where the largest percentage of the population belongs to a single religious group. 58 percent of adults report membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (also known as the Mormon Church or LDS Church ). As a result, the culture and of course daily life are very strongly influenced.

The economic activities of the State of Utah primarily include transportation, information technology (IT) and research, and mining. Tourism and leisure activities in the great outdoors also play a major role.

  • Countryaah.com: Provides list of counties in Utah in alphabetical order. Also covers top 10 counties by area and population.

Geographical location

Utah spans three very different geological regions: the Rocky Mountains, the Great Basin, and the Colorado Plateau. As one of the Four Corner States , Utah is bordered by Idaho to the north, Wyoming to the north and east, Colorado to the east, at a single point by New Mexico (at the Four Corners Monument , Arizona to the south, and Nevada to the west. The state is owned the only three states in the USA whose borders run exactly in the direction of longitude and latitude.


Adventure. It comes with the territory.

The variety of outdoor adventures in Utah are seemingly endless—a peaceful backcountry hike, floating a midge in a blue-ribbon fishery, a round of golf in a spectacular setting, mountain biking the slickrock, skiing our champagne powder—the list goes on and on…

Capital city: Salt Lake City
Largest metropolis: Salt Lake City
Nickname: Beehive State
Motto: Industry