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Program Requirements

To be considered for program admission, you should have:

  • 58 or more college credits from a regionally accredited college or university
  • A cumulative 2.25 GPA or higher
  • Significant life experience (such as several years of work or volunteer experience, family care provider, military service, or other non-academic life experience)
  • Not already earned a bachelor’s degree.

*If you don’t quite have 58 credits or if your GPA is close to the 2.25 minimum, we can still help! Contact us for more information about how to get started.

Application Deadlines by Semester

SemesterApplication DeadlineCourses Begin
SpringDecember 15Early January
SummerApril 1Early May
FallJuly 15Late August

Admission Process

Step 1 – Apply to Boise State University

Students applying for the Multidisciplinary Studies (MDS) program must first be accepted to Boise State as a degree-seeking student. Visit, all applications must be submitted with a nonrefundable application fee of $50.

  • In the Semester and Major section of the application, select “Multidisciplinary Studies – Evening/Weekend – Jr/Sr Standing” as your academic area of interest

Step 2 – Request Official Transcripts

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

Step 3 – Apply to Multidisciplinary Studies Program

Once you are accepted to Boise State, the next step is for you to submit your Life Statement. Your Life Statement serves as your application to the program.

Anytime – Talk to the MDS Team

Schedule an appointment with an Intake Coordinator, to discuss your goals, interests, and if this program is the perfect fit for you.

Contact us for more information about Multidisciplinary Studies.

Multidisciplinary Studies
Phone: (208) 426-3496
Schedule Appointment: MDS Appointment Scheduling Site