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Welcome Boise State Graduate Students!

  • College of Education graduate programs ranked among top 50 public universities

  • 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

  • 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.

    Survey Opportunity: The Commission and Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion are interested in learning more about the current climate at Boise State University. Help shape an inclusive Boise State campus by taking the following campus climate survey open to faculty, staff and students:

    Student Survey:

    All responses are anonymous and upon the completion of the survey you will be given the chance to enter your name in a drawing for a gift card.

  • The Boise State Department of Public Safety is calling for art entries into the 2017 Garage Art contest. Drawings, paintings, photography, printmaking, metal works, ceramics, sculptures and digital art may be submitted. Work will be displayed for a full year in 14 high-traffic areas of the Brady Street and Lincoln Avenue Garages. Entries may be submitted by current students, staff or faculty to The email must include the “Type of Submission” in the subject line and the category submitted to.

    Submission Deadline: April 6, 2017. For more information visit the Transportation and Parking webpage.

    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.

  • 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.