65
Students
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

Boise State University / Department of Geosciences is located in Boise, ID, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geosciences
Master of Earth Science (M E Sci) Earth science
Master of Science (MS) Geoscience

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 4
Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

73
Applied
21
Accepted
14
Enrolled
29%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
95
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st No
Spring deadline October 15th October 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements BS in related field, minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

65
Total Graduate Students
20%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
80%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.69%
Black or African American 1.54%
White or Caucasian 78%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.54%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (63%)
Female (36%)

Faculty

20
Total faculty
Male (15)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Seismology, geothermal aquifers, sedimentation, tectonics, seismo-acoustic propagation
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 1910 University Drive
Boise, ID  83725-0399
United States
Contact Dr. James McNamara
Department Chair
Email: jmcnamar@boisestate.edu
Phone: 208-426-1354