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From Interim Dean Andrew Giacomazzi

“Boise State University‚Äôs School of Public Service is dedicated to solving problems. Through our academic programs, we work diligently to teach our students the skills they need to make a positive impact in our local communities, across Idaho, and beyond. In addition to ensuring that our students become experts in their chosen disciplines, we educate them to become responsive and innovative leaders.

All of our undergraduate and graduate academic degree programs – as well as numerous minors and certificate programs – have a public service component. We believe that by combining classroom studies with practical, hands-on learning experiences will serve our graduates well as they become future leaders.

We endeavor to be a resource for decision-makers through our institutes, surveys, and cutting edge scholarship. With this in mind, the mission of the School is supported by a variety of centers and institutes designed to help inform public debates and facilitate civility and dialogue.
The School of Public Service also conducts surveys across the city, state and region to help leaders make informed decisions. These include the Idaho Public Policy Survey and The Treasure Valley Community Survey.

Our students benefit from several scholarships including:

The Andrus Scholars program, which was launched in 2019 to support our future environment and public lands leaders through meaningful work experience and skill development.

Frank Church Scholarships and Internships, which are awarded to Boise State students with a demonstrated potential for public service. Awards may be for scholarships on campus, in Washington, D.C. or abroad.

Thank you for reading our Viewbook. We look forward to finding ways to work together in service to our communities.”

-Andy Giacomazzi, Interim Dean of the School of Public Service