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Admission Process

Boise State campus in Spring photo

Application deadline:

  • Spring 2018: Friday, December 22
  • Also accepting applications for Summer 2018

Call 208-426-2489 if you would like assistance with getting started!​

1. Submit Application and Fee

SUBMIT A COMPLETED ONLINE GRADUATE ADMISSIONS APPLICATION AND FEE

Complete the online graduate admission application form.
Pay the fee.

RESULT

You will be assigned a:

  • Student ID
  • Boise State email account
  • Registration appointment for the semester you intend to start

2. Request Official Transcripts

REQUEST OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS BE SENT TO BOISE STATE

Request your transcripts be sent electronically, by mail, or by fax to Boise State University’s Graduate College.

The fastest and cheapest method is the electronic transcript option.

View the Boise State Graduate College Official Transcripts page for detailed instructions.

RESULT

Your GPA will be calculated and sent to the department.

3. Submit Resume and Statement of Purpose

SUBMIT A RESUME AND STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

Submit the resume and statement of purpose using the online graduate admission application form.

The resume should reflect your professional work experience.

The statement of purpose should contain the following:

  • A heading that includes your name, email address, telephone and the program(s) to which you are applying
  • 500 – 1000 words
  • Single-spaced
  • Address your career goals and how the course work for the program or programs to which you are applying will help you attain those goals
  • Explain the strategies you will use to be successful in online graduate study
  • Meet the evaluation criteria below

EVALUATION CRITERIA FOR STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

  • Appropriate length – 500 – 1000 words
  • Devoid of errors – spelling, punctuation, word choice or grammar
  • Proper syntax – uses proper sentence and paragraph structure
  • On target – describes career goals and the connection to the OPWL coursework and describes strategies for success in graduate study
  • Sufficient detail – includes major points and enough detail to explain those major points
  • Clarity – can be easily understood by the reader without re-reading
  • Coherence – A logical progression of ideas and information with internal consistency (no contradictions between one part of the essay and another)

RESULT

Your application will be reviewed and a decision made on your admission.

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