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Program Experience

Welcome to Boise State

A Precedent for Excellence

The EEB program joins Boise State’s highly productive biology department. The Department of Biological Sciences manages two successful MS programs in Raptor Biology and Biology, which combined have graduated more than 100 students in the last decade. The Raptor Biology Program is internationally recognized and has an excellent post-graduation rate of employment in related fields. Graduates have gone on to work at agencies including Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks, Idaho Fish and Game, Environmental Protection Agency, US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, US Fish & Wildlife Service, USGS and more.

Unique Opportunities

Idaho’s rich natural resources and biodiversity offer a unique landscape for learning and research opportunities. This program brings together expert faculty from across multiple academic departments including biological sciences, geosciences, and anthropology, as well as the Human-Environment Systems research center in the College of Innovation and Design. Students in the program will have opportunities to work with local and international organizations including the Intermountain Bird Observatory, the U.S. Geological Survey Snake River Field Station, the Peregrine Fund, Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa, and others as they collaborate with faculty members and professional field scientists from all around Idaho.

As an up-and-coming research institution, we have created a network of valuable connections in academia, local relationships with nonprofits and NGOs, as well as partnerships with international organizations all dedicated to providing students with the best educational opportunities.

Students in this program enjoy close mentorship with faculty working on exciting research projects. They also get to experience living in the beautiful city of Boise, which strikes a perfect balance with close-by outdoor recreational activities as well as a vibrant downtown life.

Graduate Student Community

The EEB program faculty, staff, and students are dedicated to being an inclusive, welcoming community that accepts and celebrates the diversity of its student body. The students in the EEB program are committed to providing a welcoming and supportive student community and seek to find ways to bring students from the entire graduate student community together to share research and create a positive inter-departmental culture. Of which one example of this is demonstrated by the  Ecological Research Association student group.