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Application Materials

Applications to the PhD in Computing must be submitted through the Graduate College’s online application system.

Required Application Items

  • A statement of research experience, interests, and goals.
  • CV
  • Official transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • We recommend requesting letters from a variety of sources, academic advisors, work supervisors, etc.
  • GRE scores
    • Submit scores to Boise State University. (code R4018).
    • Applicants should have a total score of at least 300.
    • Applicants who have completed a masters degree in a closely related field may request a waiver of the GRE requirement.
      • Requests must be submitted online via this Google Form.
      • Requests must be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to the application deadline. 
      • Requests are reviewed and granted by the Program Co-directors.
      • To waive the GRE requirement students must have completed a research-based thesis as the culminating activity for their Masters degree.
      • Waiver of the GRE requirement does not guarantee nor improve chances of admission.
  • TOEFL or IELTS score if you are an international applicant.
    • Submit scores to Boise State University (code R4018).
    • International applicants who have completed a Bachelors or Masters degree at a regionally-accredited US institution are exempt from submitting language test scores.