This handbook provides students in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program in Boise State’s School of Public Service with a detailed set of program policies, procedures, and timelines. We hope this handbook helps you be successful in this program.
Students will find answers to the most frequently asked questions during the various stages of the program, from application through graduation, and basic guidelines for you to use to track your progress through the program. Please read this handbook carefully and refer to it as you plan and make choices. Students should frequently meet with their advisor early in the program for planning purposes and consistently throughout the program to ensure requirements are met.
The policies and proposals in this handbook frequently refer to two important resources:
- The Boise State University Graduate Catalog and website, and
- The MPA Program Website.
Forms and information are frequently updated, so students should always refer to these online resources for the most up-to-date information. Additional resources and procedures, such as student services and policies on plagiarism, can also be found online.