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Welcome Boise State Graduate Students!

  • Working in the Lab

    Graduate Student Twinkle Pandhi 2017 FLEX Conference Poster Awardee

  • Kathryn Drake

    Computing Ph.D Student Kathryn Drake Earns NASA Fellowship

  • Read more - Fulbright students

    Biology master's student Juliette Rubin awarded Fulbright research fellowship

  • Graduate student being hooded at commencement

    College of Education graduate programs ranked among top 50 public universities

  • Sonia Galaviz Award being received by four people

    Doctoral student awarded top honors in Washington, D.C.

  • Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows are high-profile postdoctoral research positions with significant independence and resources to attract some of the world’s best young scholars to interact deeply with faculty and students on Cornell’s Ithaca-based campuses. Six Presidential Fellowships will be awarded each year beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Submission Deadline: October 17, 2017. For more information about this opportunity and application materials, click on this link.


    The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is now accepting applications for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program. The SCGSR program provides doctoral dissertation/thesis research opportunities for graduate students at DOE national laboratories.

    Submission Deadline: November 16, 2017. Further details about the program and the online application can be found by clicking here.

  • Upcoming Events:
    • CTL Workshop | Sept 20, 12 pm – 1:15 pm
      Get started with active learning techniques and familiarize yourself with strategies used to engage students and monitor learning. 
    • Guest Speaker Monique Morris | October 18, 7:00 pm
      Join the Gender Equity Center as they welcome Monique Morris to campus to talk about the criminalization of girls of color in the school system.

  • The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is a student-run organization that aims to create a sense of community among graduate students of all disciplines at Boise State. The GSA’s goal is to bring together students from diverse programs and backgrounds for networking, discussion, and collaboration. Additionally, the association aims to accomplish these goals through the following:
    • Bringing students together from diverse programs and backgrounds for networking, discussion, and collaboration
    • Building relationships with university faculty and administration
    • Representing graduate students on university committees and student government organizations
    • Organizing and supporting events and initiatives of interest to the broader graduate student population

    To receive more information about the GSA or to get involved, visit the GSA website. Also, follow the GSA Twitter account and the GSA Facebook account for quick updates.

  • Graduate Student and Advisor Checklist

    Your relationship with your major advisor is an important part of your graduate experience. This potentially enduring partnership can help to demystify the graduate school process, provide an opportunity for professional growth, and help to foster networking. Your advisor is critical to your progress in the program and your eventual graduation success. Students who reported being most satisfied with their mentoring relationship indicated having regular meetings with their advisors and an ability to communicate openly. Knowing your advisor’s expectations for you is very important. Make sure to communicate with your advisor, to ensure you both are on the same page.  The “Graduate Student and Advisor Checklist” is one way to began this dialogue. Click here to access the Graduate Student and Advisor Checklist.

  • For additional important academic deadlines see Boise State Academic Calendars.

    For additional thesis and dissertation process deadlines see Thesis & Dissertation Process Deadlines.
  • Boise State Graduate Assistantships provide support to graduate students who are committed to continuing their education at the graduate level. Visit the Graduate Assistantship webpage for more information about funding opportunities and to find an assistantship.



2017 Fall Orientation
2017 New Graduate Student Orientation Video

Please note: Due to a microphone issue, audio will not begin on this video until :27. At that time, we recommend you turn up the volume on your speakers until 9:28.

Attend a Graduate Defense

Master’s and Doctoral defenses are open to the public. Defenses are especially valuable for currently enrolled graduate students to experience the process firsthand. Click here for a list of Master’s and Doctoral Defense dates.