MPAA Student Organization
What can I do with my MPA
- MPA Students, Useful Policies and Procedures
- Graduate Student Information – Financial Aid
- Funding Graduate School Education – Graduate College
- Graduate Student Deadlines
- Graduation Process
- Academic Calendar
- Student Handbook Excerpts
Advising and Career Guidance
Every MPA student is assigned an advisor from the members of the MPA faculty. Students should not hesitate to contact their advisors at any time for career or program advice. In addition‚ if students have any general questions about the program or about career goals they should feel free to contact the Director of Graduate Studies‚ Professor Stephanie Witt‚ at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to contact the Boise State Career Center.
MPA Handouts (PDF format)
- About the MPA Program
- MPA Admission
- MPA Faculty
- Environmental Policy Emphasis
- State & Local Government Emphasis
- Financial Aid
- GRE (from Education Testing Service)
- Test Preparation: Prospective test takers can access the new version 2.2 of the POWERPREP® II software, which is both Mac®- and PC-compatible, to help with their test preparation. The free software includes two full-length practice tests and is as close to the actual test-taking experience as one can get.
- www.examfocus.com – offering free information that may be highly beneficial to students preparing for standardized tests
- MPA Alumni
Online Journals / Databases
- The Heinz School Review (HSR)
The Heinz School Review (HSR) is an on-line academic journal created and run by students at the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh‚ PA.HSR seeks to publish exceptional work with a functional focus. HSR highlights innovative solutions realized through the use of policy analysis‚ management‚ leadership‚ and information technology.HSR is designed to be useful and accessible to busy practitioners in the public policy and management fields. HSR offers insightful articles‚ research and interviews available for download when you need them.
- The enhanced Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA) has added 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) Public-Use Files to the archive.
The NSDUH series, formerly titled National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, is a major source of statistical information on the use of illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, and on mental health issues among members of the U.S. civilian, noninstitutionalized population aged 12 or older. The survey tracks trends in specific substance use and mental illness measures and assesses the consequences of these conditions by examining mental illness and/or substance use disorders and treatment for these concerns. NSDUH is sponsored by the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (formerly Office of Applied Studies), SAMHSA.
NSDUH public-use files allow researchers to conduct analyses using NSDUH microdata that have been treated to protect the confidentiality of respondents. These files are available for download in SAS, SPSS, STATA, and ASCII formats, and online analysis with PDA.
- The Law Library of Congress is pleased to announce the release of its newly designed web site (http://www.loc.gov/law). The web site includes information on a range of legal issues and research topics as well as our services and logistics of using the Reading Room. In addition to established products such as the Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)‚ Guide to Law Online and the Global Legal Monitor‚ new Law Library products are available as well. Highlights include:
- Congressional Hearings Project: Full-text access to selected historical Congressional committee hearings on a variety of topics.
- Foreign and International Law Guides: Provides a starting point for researching foreign, international, and comparative law with analysis and references to official printed and online resources.
- Pakistan: Crisis in the Judiciary – Find information and analysis of the suspension and subsequent reinstatement of the Chief Justice of Pakistan.
- We hope you will explore what we have to offer and look forward to presenting new information and products via this web site in the future. Comments/Questions: http://www.loc.gov/law/contact/
- The Vault (http://vault.fbi.gov/) is the FBI’s new electronic reading room, containing 6,700 documents and other media that have been scanned from paper into digital copies so you can read them in the comfort of your home or office. Included here are many new FBI files that have been released to the public but never added to this website; dozens of records previously posted on our site but removed as requests diminished; files from our previous electronic reading room, and new, previously unreleased files. Here are the ‘Categories’ you can choose from to browse through available records:- Administrative Policy Procedures
– Bureau Personnel
– Civil Rights
– Foreign Counterintelligence
– Gangs Extremist Groups
– Gangster Era
– Hot Topics
– Organized Crime
– Political Figures Events
– Popular Culture
– Public Corruption
– Supreme Court
– Unexplained Phenomenon
– World War II
– Violent Crime