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Boise State University

Department of Geosciences

Boise, ID

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

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

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



Application Fee - Domestic
Application Fee - International
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

Exam Details
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
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 10%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 72%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%


Male (60%)
Female (40%)


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
Phone: 208-426-1354

Boise State University