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Admissions Checklist

Application for admission to the MBE Graduate Program for U.S. citizens is through the Graduate College. Applicants must complete the checklist below.

Admissions Checklist

Application for AdmissionGeneral application to the Graduate College.
US Citizens Graduate Application ($65 fee)
International Students Graduate Application ($95 fee)
Official TranscriptsOfficial transcripts from each educational institution you have attended beyond high school Cumulative GPA ≥ 3.0
Last 60 degree credits ≥ 3.0
Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Test ScoresOfficial scores submitted by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) directly to Boise State University (institutional code R4018) Minimum quantitative score of 153, and minimum combined score of 304. Applicants holding a B.S. degree from the College of Engineering at Boise State University are not required to submit GRE scores
International Students OnlyOfficial TOEFL or IELTS scores sent directly from ETS (institutional code R5018)

Submission of additional materials required by the International Students Admissions Office
The College of Engineering requires a minimum TOEFL score of 550/80. The minimum IELTS test score is 6.0
Three letters of recommendation Request letters from faculty and supervisors that can provide an evaluation of your ability to perform and succeed at the graduate level.Letters submitted by the references directly in the application system.
Statement of Purpose• This gives the educational and professional background of the students and his or her motivation for graduate study, including career goals.One to two page, single-spaced in standard business letter format
Resume (Optional)• Include educational institutions attended, history of employment with details on responsibilities and roles; technical skills, awards, honors, and activities; and a list of publications and presentations, if any. Including a resume is recommended, but not required.

Application Deadlines

Applicants can apply at anytime. However, to receive consideration for graduate assistantship funding, applicants should apply before April 5th.

Once the applicant’s file is complete, it will be evaluated by the MBE Graduate Committee and an admission recommendation (regular, provisional, or denial) will be forwarded to the Dean of the Graduate College. In order to ensure proper mentoring of all graduate students, a recommendation for regular or provisional admission will not be forwarded unless a faculty member of the Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering is available to serve as the major advisor. The graduate dean will make the final admission decision and notify the applicant and the MBE Graduate Committee. Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing and evaluation.