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Graduate Student Success Center

Success isn’t just earning your degree, it’s gaining the academic and professional skills you need to excel in your professional pathway. We’re here to help you every step of the way.


About the Graduate Student Success Center

The Graduate Student Success Center is here to support you through all stages of your oral defense, thesis and dissertation writing, and the final document submission process. Visit our Thesis and Dissertation Information page for a wealth of resources and information, or contact us at

The Western Association of Graduate Schools (WAGS) held its 63rd Annual Meeting in March 2021 and hosted the Three Minute Thesis competition for the western region. There were 15 graduate student competitors from universities from the Western U.S. and Canada. During the WAGS competition they competed in 2 preliminary rounds, with 6 students competing in the final round.

We are pleased to announce that Boise State University’s Luke Telfer was awarded First Place!

photo of Luke Telfer

Visit the Boise State 3MT page to learn more about recent competitions and other 3MT news.

Resource Checklist

Working on your thesis or dissertation? Stay up-to-date on deadlines, forms, and access virtual writing assistance!

Recorded Presentations

Access Graduate Student Success Center recorded presentations, workshops, and resources at any time.

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Remote Services

The Graduate Student Success Center is currently providing all services remotely. Please review our updated programs and processes below and contact us at with any questions!

Graduate Defenses

Graduate defenses are open to the public and may be accessed via Zoom meetings. For assistance scheduling a remote defense, please contact

Defense Procedures

Review updated information related to remote graduate defenses by visiting the Remote Defense Procedures FAQ.

Writing Consultations

Graduate Student Success Center writing coaches are available to take appointments and graduate students can schedule online consultations at anytime.

Graduate Research Snapshot

Map listing top locations for full text downloads

Last month, Boise State University Theses and Dissertations had 14421 full-text downloads and 22 new submissions were posted. View the top downloaded papers:

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