1. Plan your class schedule in advance and meet with your academic advisor:
Once you are admitted to the MHS program, you should have a good idea of what classes you will need to take in order to fulfill your graduate degree. It is a good idea to plan your academic schedule as far in advance as possible, with the understanding that class schedules can and do change from time to time.
2. Form a supervisory committee if you plan on doing a graduate thesis or project:
The supervisory committee will work with you to establish and direct your thesis or project. This committee is comprised of three graduate faculty members. Your academic advisor usually serves as the chair of your committee, the second member must hold full or associate graduate faculty status, and the third member may be full, associate, or adjunct faculty.
3. Complete required core and emphasis track course work:
The curriculum (36-39 credits) is comprised of core courses (18 credits) and an additional 18-21 credits of required emphasis track courses. For more information on these topics, check the emphasis track links at the top of this page or refer to the Graduate College Catalog at http://gradcoll.boisestate.edu/.
4. Apply For Candidacy:
MHS students should submit an Application for Admission to Candidacy (AAC) as soon as possible after completing 18 credits of graduate work. The academic calendar specifies a submission deadline for the AAC, based upon the expected term of graduation. Please see the Academic Calendar for specific dates. The Application for Admission to Candidacy form can be found at the following link:
5. Complete MHS program culminating activities:
Culminating activities consist of a thesis or project, any required elective courses in lieu of a thesis or project, and the Assessment (Capstones) class. If writing a thesis, the following guide is very helpful: Standards and Guidelines for Theses and Dissertations
6. Apply for Graduation:
You must apply for graduation no later than the end of the first week of the semester you intend to graduate (see the current Academic Calendar for the exact date). To ensure your candidacy, please review your degree progress report on Broncoweb with your academic advisor. You may apply for graduation by logging on to your Broncoweb student account. A non-refundable graduation application fee must be paid when applying. A graduation evaluator will review your application after the 10th day of the semester in which you intend to graduate. Upon review of your application, you will receive an email notifying you if you are a valid candidate for graduation.