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Fall and Spring PPA Graduates

Graduate College Master’s & Doctoral Defense Notifications

Attend a Graduate Defense

Doctoral defenses are open to the public. Defenses are especially valuable for currently enrolled graduate students to experience the process firsthand. Click here for a list of upcoming Doctoral Defense dates.

The Graduate School has started a new program to help students write/work on their thesis. You can find the details about the Bronco Finish Line here.

What can I do with my MPA

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We accept Graduate Assistantship applications in our office, to be considered as positions become available during the academic year the application is received. Please forward your applications to

Graduate Student Deadlines!

Fall Semester Program Application Deadline Is January 15
Spring Semester Program Application Deadline Is October 1

Are you thinking about graduation?

Students anticipating graduation should plan to apply with the registrar’s several months in advance of their planned graduation date. Please see the deadlines below for specifics on each graduation point. HOWEVER, at least 8 weeks before you complete the registrar’s form for graduation you MUST submit your candidacy application for review and approval in Public Policy and Administration. Once approved at the program level, your candidacy application must be approved at the graduate college BEFORE the registrar’s office will certify you as meeting preliminary graduation requirements. Please see Dr. Witt or your adviser for more information.

A complete list of deadlines can be found at the Registrar Academic Calendars website

Graduate degrees to be awarded: Admission to Candidacy Form due: Application for Graduation due:
May October – prior year  January
August (walk in Dec.) February  June
December June  August

Students must first submit the “Admission to Candidacy” form before applying for the Completion of Graduate Degree.

Graduate students are encouraged to read, then take some time looking over our own institution’s IRB page.

And to get a jump on things–particularly if you will be gathering data from living human beings at some point–students could begin work on their CITI training now, a prerequisite for applying for IRB approval.

ETS Testing Center

Contact the ETS Testing Center in Meridian, ID for the current GRE testing schedule.

Student resources on our GoogleSite

State and Local Government Review

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State and Local Government Review (SLGR), peer-reviewed and published three times/year, provides a forum for the exchange of ideas among practitioners and academics that contributes to the knowledge and practice of state and local government politics, policy, and management. Of particular interest in SLGR are articles that focus on state and local governments and those that explore the intergovernmental dimensions of public-sector activity.

Check out the Boise State University Facts and Figures brochure, which provides quick, at-a-glance information about the university. Included is a historical timeline, a biography of the president, a campus map and numbers ranging from tuition and fees to student demographics and budget information.GO BRONCOS !!!