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Welcome Boise State Graduate Students!

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

  • MFA Graduate Meghan Kenny celebrates publication of her first book

  • Boise State Online Social Work program ranked 19th in the country

  • Student Research Spotlight: Public Policy & Administration Ph.D. student Amy Ferriter

  • Geosciences student Katie Gibble impacting wildfire decision making

  • Graduate Student Showcase: The Graduate Student Showcase is a one-day conference taking place Monday, April 3, from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. The conference allows students to present research, work and talents, to connect with other graduate students and faculty at Boise State, and to learn about other disciplines and gain conference experience. To register or learn more information, visit the GSS webpage.


    Three Minute Thesis: On Tuesday, April 11, from 10:00 am-12:00 pm, the Graduate College and other university partners will be hosting the second-annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Students have just three minutes and one slide to present on their thesis/dissertation or culminating scholarly activity and show why it’s compelling and innovative. For more information or to participate, visit the 3MT webpage.


    Morrison Center Free Event: Attend a free event at the Morrison Center on Friday, March 10, 2017 – Julian Sands in A Celebration of Harold Pinter. Click here for more information.

  • EPI’s 2017 Energy Policy Research Conference is now accepting paper proposals. This conference is for those who are are seeking to present or discuss energy policy research with participants and panelists from academia, think-tanks and research institutes, NGOs, national laboratories, industry, and government.

    Submission Deadline: May 5, 2017. Visit the EPI webpage for more information.


    Applications are now open for four new Fellowships for Emerging Writers, which covers full tuition for a Master Workshop in poetry, nonfiction, fiction, and screen/playwriting at the 12th annual Lit Fest! The Lit Fest is a two-week celebration of the literary arts, Lit Fest features seminars, parties, workshops, salons, and agent consultations in Denver.

    Application Deadline: March 1, 2017. Visit the Lighthouse Writers webpage for more information.


    The Social Security Administration (SSA) is granting graduate students $10,000 stipends to research work, rehabilitation and disability issues through the ARDRAW Small Grant Program. The objective of the Analyzing Relationships between Disability, Rehabilitation and Work (ARDRAW) Small Grant Program is to foster new analysis of work, rehabilitation, and disability issues, which may develop innovative and fresh perspectives on disability by providing research stipends to a broad spectrum of graduate students.

    Application Deadline: March 2, 2017. Visit the ARDRAW webpage for more information.

  • The Graduate Student Association is being formed and your input is needed! Please indicate your interest and provide your comments and feedback hereFor more information about the organization you may also visit the Graduate Student Association’s own GSA Site.
  • 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 new assistantships.



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.