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Application Requirements – Certificate

Prepare your Application

Step 1 - Confirm Eligibility

Please note the application and funding deadlines.

Before you start your application confirm that you meet the general program requirements and specific requirements for the certificate you are applying to.

Program Requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants must hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

Applicants to all certificates should have completed coursework in computer programming or be able to provide documented experience in programming.

Certificate Requirements

Computational Sciences

Upper-division undergraduate coursework in differential equations and linear algebra. (equivalent to MATH 333 and MATH 301 at Boise State)


Upper-division undergraduate coursework in data structures and introductory systems programming. (equivalent to CS 321 and CS 253 at Boise State)

Data Science

Upper-division undergraduate coursework in linear algebra and calculus-based statistics. (equivalent to MATH 301 and MATH 361 at Boise State)

Content on this page is provided as a quick reference for planning. All official degree requirements are published on the Graduate Catalog site.

Step 2 - Collect your Application Materials

Applicants to the computing Ph.D. program must submit all of the items listed on this page. All materials will be collected via the online application system, but we recommend reviewing the information listed and collecting everything before you begin the application process.

Transcripts and GPA


All Computing areas of emphasis and certificate programs require applicants to have programming experience and meet certain pre-requisite course requirements. It is not always clear how those requirements have been met just by looking at transcripts so these questions will provide important context for the Computing Admission Committee. Some questions will refer to specific courses at Boise State as examples, so it may be helpful to have the undergraduate course catalog open as you complete the form. View the undergraduate course catalog.

Complete the Questionnaire


The Curriculum Vita (CV) should provide a detailed and comprehensive description of an applicants academic and professional credentials and achievements.

The CV will be uploaded to a field in the application system.

Step 3 - Submit Your Application to the Graduate College

Now that you have collected your materials you can begin the application submission process.

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