Application to the MHS program, regardless of the emphasis track chosen, consists of several steps. These steps are described as follows:
1. Contact International Student Office to Complete a Graduate Admission Application.
International students must complete an International Student Graduate Application available through the International Student Office: http://admissions.boisestate.edu/international/. Students who are not accepted by the Graduate College are eliminated from consideration for the MHS program. With the Graduate College application, students must also submit official transcripts, sent directly from each post-high school institution they have attended. By following the steps listed under “How to apply for admission: Graduate Students” international students will also provide documentation to demonstrate adequate financial resources to cover one year of living expenses, tuition, and fees.
2. Submit Official TOEFL scores, transcripts and GRE/GMAT scores.
International students must submit Official TOEFL results to the International Admissions Office. The TOEFL is a test of English language proficiency.
3. Contact Master of Health Sciences.
The international student should contact the Master of Health Sciences department to notify us of intent after initiating the application process through the International Admissions Office. Please take note of admission deadlines for each term.
4. Complete application materials for admission to the MHS program.
If criteria for admission to the Graduate College are met, the applicant’s file will be sent to the MHS program director. Before the MHS program director and other reviewers make a decision on an applicant, the following materials must be submitted directly to the MHS program director at: Program Director, Master of Health Science, Department of Community and Environmental Health, Boise State University, 1910 University Dr., Boise, ID 83725-1835.
- Three letters of recommendation – these should be mailed directly to the Program Director. Ideally, at least one should be from a former professor(although this may not be possible for applicants who are returning to college after many years). Other suitable references include employment supervisors and volunteer coordinators.
- A formal statement of least 250 words explaining the applicant’s educational and career background and future objectives, as well as how these objectives correspond to the MHS program.
- A current copy of the applicant’s resume or curriculum vita.
- Arrange an interview with the MHS Program Director, Dr. Tedd McDonald, by contacting Angela Garcia at 208-426-3929 or email@example.com.
For those individuals who live outside of southwestern Idaho, a phone interview can be arranged in lieu of an in-person interview. The purpose of this meeting is to acquaint the program director with the potential applicant and to ascertain his/her interests in the program. This will not only help the program director to determine if the applicant is a good fit for the program, but will also help the applicant determine whether the program is a good fit for him or her.
Review of applications for students applying for the spring semester will begin approximately October 15. Application files that are completed by that date will receive priority review. If remaining positions in the program exist, files completed after that date will be reviewed. Application review for students applying for the fall semester will begin approximately March 15. Application files that are completed by that date will receive priority review. If remaining positions in the program exist, files completed after that date will be reviewed.
Students meeting all Graduate College and MHS program criteria who are accepted into the MHS program will be notified by the MHS Program Director.
If there are any questions that have not been answered or clarification is needed on any point, please feel free to contact Angela Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org or (208) 426-3929.