Graduate fellowships including tuition and fee waivers are funded from three sources: appropriated state funds, endowments, and research grants and contracts. Applicants to the PhD in Geophysics program who submit all documents required by the admission procedure by January 1 of any given year will be considered for a state appropriated or endowed graduate fellowship to start the following fall semester; notification of successful applicants will be during March and April. Information on graduate fellowships funded by research grants and contracts is available from the Coordinator of the geophysics doctoral program.
If you are interested in scholarship information please visit our Scholarship Page for new and transfer students.
Applicants are required to have earned a baccalaureate degree or master’s degree in physical science, engineering, computer science or mathematics 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 or master’s degree by the International Admissions office. Applicants must 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 degree (baccalaureate or master’s).
A prospective student may apply at any time and should follow the general graduate application procedure for degree-seeking students (see Graduate Admission Requirements). Admission to the program is based on:
A letter of intent outlining background, professional and academic preparation, research interests, career goals and future plans, and 1-3 potential faculty members with which to collaborate.
A current résumé.
A writing sample (e.g., first authored presentation, technical report, or scientific abstract; undergraduate thesis; writing sample from prior coursework).
International graduate applicants must demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to be considered for admission to Boise State. There are several approved ways for applicants to demonstrate Englishproficiency. Please refer to the International Admissions Office website for current test score requirements.
Completion of a Department of Geosciences College Course Summary for Prospective Student form.
Three letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional references.