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Online Multidisciplinary Studies Admissions

Admissions Requirements

To be considered for program admission, applicants must have:

  • 58 or more college credits from a regionally accredited college or university
  • A cumulative 2.25 GPA or higher to be admitted to Boise State.
  • Significant life experience (such as several years of work experience, parenting, volunteering, or military service)
  • Not already earned a bachelor’s degree

*Students who do not meet the credits required should explore our Online Degree Pathway or contact a Student Success Coach for more information.

If you reside outside of Idaho, please review this section carefully

The Online Multidisciplinary Studies program is available to students in all states. More information about State Authorization is available at About Boise State Online


Application Deadlines by semester

SemesterApplication DeadlineCourses Begin
SpringDecember 15*Early January
SummerApril 1*Early May
FallJuly 15*Late August
*Students interested in financial aid are encouraged to apply 1 month prior to these posted deadlines.


To apply for this program

Step 1 – Apply to Boise State University

Submit the Boise State University Undergraduate Admission Application online.

  • In the Semester and Major section of the application, select “Multidisciplinary Studies- Evening/Weekend/Online Program – Jr/Sr Standing” as your academic area of interest.
  • In the Semester and Major section of the application, indicate you are interested in taking courses Entirely through online delivery.

Step 2 – Request Official Transcripts

Request official transcript(s) from all previous colleges and universities you attended.

Step 3 – Apply to the Online Multidisciplinary Studies Program

After you are admitted to Boise State University, visit the Online MDS Life Statement page to learn how to create your Life Statement document. Your Life Statement serves as your application to the program. It should reflect serious thought and be an example of the level of writing aptitude you plan to deliver during your academic courses.


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Application Checklist

  • Apply to Boise State University
  • Submit all official transcripts
  • Apply for Financial Aid
  • Complete New Student Orientation
  • Meet with advisor

“The Boise State staff HAS BEEN AMAZING so far in helping me get to this point.”

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