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Graduate Programs



The Department of Kinesiology offers master’s degrees in four main areas; behavioral studies, biophysical studies, physical education pedagogy and socio-historical studies.  In each focus area there is a thesis option (M.S. in Kinesiology and M.S. in Physical Education Pedagogy) and a non-thesis option (Master of Kinesiology and Master of Kinesiology, Physical Education Pedagogy).  The graduate program curriculum and course rotation information can be found here and more information about the four degrees programs can be found using the links below:

Master of Athletic Leadership (MAL)

Master of Science in Kinesiology

Master of Kinesiology (MK)

Master of Science in Physical Education Pedagogy

Master of Kinesiology, Physical Education Pedagogy

Graduate Assistantships

Specific position announcements will be posted in midterm, Fall 2014.  For more information, please contact Dr. Shelley Lucas, Graduate Program Coordinator at 208-426-2446 or

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