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Dean's Welcome

Tammi Vacha-Haase, Dean of the Graduate College

Tammi Vacha-Haase, Ph.D.
Dean, Graduate College

Welcome to the Boise State University Graduate College Website! We are proud of our students and faculty, and I encourage you to learn more about the outstanding graduate opportunities here at Boise State.

We believe that graduate students at Boise State are uniquely positioned to become the next generation of leaders, thinkers, and innovators. In pursuing graduate education at Boise State, our students work closely with world-class faculty to solve critical problems in real time, advance scholarship, and translate new discoveries into everyday life. Utilizing cutting-edge knowledge and technologies, as well as community and industry partnerships, our award-winning faculty and students collaborate to provide crucial insights to answer questions relevant to our local, regional, and global communities.

The Graduate College at Boise State is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment, dedicated to fairness, integrity, and equity, enhancing our mission of building a resilient campus community. While continuing to expand capabilities in research and scholarly activities, we remain steadfast in our core value of academic excellence. We collaborate with community partners as well as colleges, departments, programs and offices across the campus to ensure our students are involved in a rich and meaningful graduate experience.

The Graduate College provides leadership for quality graduate education at Boise State, ensuring the highest program standards and enhancing the student experience in over 80 distinct graduate curricula leading to master’s and doctoral degrees. Our expanding graduate student body of over 3,500 students represents the far-reaching scope of our mission to positively impact our world, as students of diverse backgrounds, communities, and worldviews seek graduate education at Boise State.

The staff at the Boise State Graduate College is dedicated to ensuring student success, fostering communication and enhancing the academic experience of students, through our resolute commitment to academic excellence, cutting-edge research, and robust support for the Boise State graduate students, faculty, and community.

Our door is always open and I hope you will join us to see for yourself the extraordinary synergy that exists in graduate education at Boise State University.