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Graduate Programs Offered by the College of Engineering at Boise State University
If you’re a prospective graduate student in engineering, you may be evaluating lots of universities. Have you considered Boise State University? Take a closer look and you may discover your ideal academic home.

Ph.D. Programs

Computing (housed in the Graduate School)
Doctor of Philosophy

The Ph.D. Computing program is interdisciplinary and intended to incorporate a spectrum of computing fields under a single high-quality research doctorate. The program encompasses expertise and research opportunities across a variety of computing fields under a single, doctorate. The interdisciplinary program brings together faculty members from, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, and Physics. With this broad reach lies strength: faculty and students are able to leverage a diverse and unique set of approaches, skills, and expertise that enable and complement their research effort. The program includes Computational Science & Engineering Emphasis, Computer Science Emphasis, and Cyber Security Emphasis. Data Analytics is under consideration. Detailed program information can be found at computing.boisestate.edu/

Computing Ph.D. Program Information | Graduate Coordinators – Tim Anderson TAndersen@boisestate.edu and Jodi Mead jmead@boisestate.edu 

Electrical and Computer Engineering (housed by the Electrical and Computer Engineering department)
Doctor of Philosophy

Students conduct transformative research leading to a contribution that enhances the advancement in electrical and computer engineering research and knowledge. The broadband research, performed by the faculty recognized for their impact way beyond Boise State gives an opportunity to the graduate students to carry out research work in the cutting edge of a wide variety of emphasis areas, including nanotechnology, wireless sensor networks, mixed-signal circuits, photonics, plasma electronics, embedded systems, and robotics. This also includes education Ph.D. students from Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and more. These research opportunities and modern facilities, as for example the clean room, provide students with priceless experience and allow for the application of classroom education to real-world scenarios and promote their career prospects within academia, industry, or governmental research and development facilities. Detailed program information can be found at coen.boisestate.edu/ece/prospective-students/prospective-phd-students/

ECE Ph.D. Program Information | Connect with an ECE admissions counselor by emailing ece@boisestate.edu or calling 208-426-5788

Materials Science and Engineering (housed by Micron School of Material Science and Engineering)
Doctor of Philosophy

Materials science and engineering is an interdisciplinary field, including Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, as well as Materials Science and Engineering. Based on a strong foundation of interdisciplinarity, radical collaboration, industrial support, and dynamic balance, the research is developed in areas such as nanoscale fabrication, shape memory alloys, DNA nanotechnology, energy, biomaterials, materials characterization, polymeric materials, and materials modeling. World-class equipment resources, for which the Micron School of Materials Science & Engineering recently invested $4 million including many new laboratories and state of the art materials fabrication and characterization equipment create impressive research environment, which will be further improved when the new Micron Center for Materials Research opens its doors. All this empowers the graduate students to solve global challenges of enduring significance through materials innovation. For more details look at: coen.boisestate.edu/mse/degreeprograms/phd-program/

MSE Ph.D. Program Information | Associate Director: Graduate Programs – Scott Phillips sphillips@boisestate.edu   Academic Programs Manager – Jessica Economy  jessicaeconomy@boisestate.edu

PhD in Geosciences (housed by the Department of Geosciences)

TThe Department of Civil Engineering offers the opportunity for obtaining a doctoral degree through collaboration with the Geosciences program in a variety of areas including hydrology, climate change, water resources planning and management, environmental, and geoenvironmental/geotechnical engineering, in which the faculty of the two departments has active research programs.

Master’s Programs

Civil Engineering
Master of Science in Civil Engineering and
Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
CE Graduate Program Information | Graduate Coordinator – Bhaskar Chittoori  bhaskarchittoori@boisestate.edu 

Computer Science
Master of Science in Computer Science
CS Graduate Program Information | Graduate Coordinator – Jerry Fails  jerryfails@boisestate.edu

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Master of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
ECE Graduate Program Information | Graduate Admissions Coordinator – Kristina Martin   kristinamartin@boisestate.edu

Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning
Masters in Instructional & Performance Technology
OPWL homepage | Graduate Coordinator – Kelly Weak  kweak@boisestate.edu 

Materials Science and Engineering
Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering
Master of Engineering in Materials Science & Engineering
MSE Graduate Program Information | Associate Director: Graduate Programs – Scott Phillips sphillips@boisestate.edu   Academic Programs Manager – Jessica Economy  jessicaeconomy@boisestate.edu

Mechanical Engineering
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering &
Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
ME Graduate Program Information |Graduate Coordinator – John Gardner,  jgardner@boisestate.edu

A complete listing of the curriculum associated with each degree program may be found in the Boise State University Graduate Catalog.

Also available:

Graduate Certificate Programs in MSMSE

Graduate Certificate in Secondary Teaching for Engineers