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Application materials for the PhD must be submitted through the Graduate College’s online application system. A complete application includes the following components:

  • A statement of research experience, interests, and goals. The statement should also identify one emphasis area and name one to three  faculty members in the emphasis area as a prospective major advisor. Applicants must meet minimum application requirements for the specific emphasis area:  Computational Science & Engineering, Computer Science, or Cyber Security.
  • CV
  • Official transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE scores, which must be taken within the last 5 years and submitted directly to Boise State University (code R4018).  In general, applicants will have a total score of at least 300. This requirement may be waived if the applicant has a masters degree in a closely related field.  Please contact the Program Coordinator if you would like to be considered for a waiver.
  • TOEFL or IELTS score if you are an international applicant. Test score must be submitted directly to Boise State University (code R4018).