This year, at the request of potential students who have been impacted by COVID-19, we are taking the following actions:
We are accepting applications for our graduate program until June 30, and
Waiving the interview with the Program Director.
Coordinating our writing exam online for your convenience, and
Additionally, if for some reason, you are unable to apply for the program by June 30, but are still interested in joining our program please send us a message at email@example.com and we will do our best to accommodate you if there are still any spots available in the program.
In order to be considered for the Master of Health Science program, the Graduate application, official transcripts, and all related admission materials and requirements must be turned in by June 30 (usually April 1, see note above). The program accepts students for fall admission only.
Applicants are required to have earned at least a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or a degree from a non-U.S. institution of higher education that is judged equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree by the International Admissions office and have an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (based on a 4-point scale) computed for all undergraduate credits from the applicant’s most recent baccalaureate degree.
A prospective student may apply at any time and follow the general graduate application procedures for degree-seeking students (see Graduate Admission Regulations). Admission to the program is based on:
Official transcripts from all colleges attended.
A 500-word statement explaining educational and career background and future objectives.
A current résumé or curriculum vitae.
Two letters of recommendation.
Completion of a proctored writing examination.
An interview with the Director of the MHS program.
The Master of Health Science (MHS) program expects applicants to have knowledge and/or occupational experience related to the healthcare field. Applicants usually meet this requirement with substantial undergraduate coursework in health science or a closely-related discipline. Closely-related disciplines include public health, biology, nursing, education, psychology, and other areas broadly related to health. Prospective students who are not certain they have the required background should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Selecting Your Program
When you fill out the Graduate Admission Application form, you will select an Emphasis Area for the Master of Health Science Program. After you submit your application, you cannot change your program selection yourself. Contact the Graduate College if you need to make a change: email@example.com
Applying for both a certificate and a degree. If you wish to apply for both a certificate and a Master of Health Science degree, you must submit separate applications. You will not be charged a second application fee.
Letters of Recommendation
You will identify two recommendation providers when you complete your application. Ideally, at least one recommendation provider should be one of your former professors. Other suitable references include employment supervisors and volunteer coordinators.
Once you have entered their contact information in the application system, they will receive an email prompting them to complete the recommendation process online. They are unable to complete the recommendation electronically they should mail it directly to:
Master of Health Science Program
Department of Community and Environmental Health
Boise State University
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725-1835
Monitor Your Application
To find out if the Graduate College has received the recommendations you requested, log in to the application system to check your application. Log in to my.boisestate.edu to check on transcripts and test scores.
The Dean of the Graduate College reviews the MHS Selection Committee’s recommendations. The Graduate College notifies students if they have been or have not been accepted into the MHS program.
Please note that selection of candidates and processing by the Graduate College can take two to four weeks following the application deadline.