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Graduate Programs



The Department of Kinesiology offers master’s degrees in the following areas: Master of Athletic Leadership, Master of Science in Kinesiology (behavioral studies, biophysical studies and socio-historical studies), and Master of Kinesiology (behavioral studies, biophysical studies and socio-historical studies).  The Master of Science in Kinesiology requires the completion of a thesis.  More information about the degree programs can be found using the links below:

Master of Athletic Leadership (MAL)

Master of Science in Kinesiology

Master of Kinesiology (MK)


Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantship (GA) positions for the 2015-2016 academic year have been filled.  Position descriptions for the 2016-2017 academic year are posted.   For more information, please contact Dr. Shelley Lucas, Graduate Program Coordinator at 208-426-2446 or


Graduate Strength & Conditioning Internship – Boise State University Department of Athletics

Application Deadlines

There are two application deadlines. The application deadline for Graduate Assistantships is January 15th. All other applications are due by May 1st.

Other Funding Opportunities

GEM Scholarships

GEM Scholarships waive non-resident tuition for out-of-state and international graduate students with a GPA of at least 3.0 who are accepted into a graduate program.  GEM Scholarships are awarded for one year and may be renewed for one additional year if the student takes at least 9 graduate credits per semester for his/her first two semesters and maintains a minimum GPA of 3.0. Two years is the maximum award period. For more information, visit

Graduate Residential Scholars Program

The Graduate Residential Scholars Program (GRSP) program provides an enriched residential experience for graduate students at Boise State University. Scholars are part of a graduate residential community of highly capable full-time students representing diverse academic disciplines and personal backgrounds. Although the program is aimed primarily at new students, awards are also made to continuing students to provide the program with flexibility. Each scholar will receive a graduate assistantship from his/her home graduate program that includes a stipend and full waiver of tuition and fees. Free housing in a fully furnished (including wireless Internet and cable TV), two-person, university-owned duplex is provided through the GRSP. For more information, please contact Dr. Shelley Lucas at 208-426-2446 or