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Admission Procedures

Master of Educational Technology Degree and Graduate Certificates

NOTE: These application instructions do not apply to the education specialist (EdS) or the doctoral (EdD) programs. Please click on EdS or EdD for information on those advanced graduate programs.

Application fees – $65 for any degree program and an additional $65 for graduate certificates. Note: Two separate applications are required to apply for a degree program and a certificate.
Master’s program advising – Contact Us at
Financial aid eligibility – New students must be officially accepted by both the EdTech Department and the Graduate College before the first day of classes each semester.
State employee fee waivers are available for courses in the Department of Educational Technology.
Military benefits: visit the Veteran Services Center

International students
Due to U.S. Department of State regulations, student visas are not granted to international students who want to study on campus.

  • Educational technology courses are available exclusively online, so international students must study online from outside of the United States.
  • International application fees are $95.
  • International students must complete the steps found on Boise State International Admissions.

Step One

Apply to the Graduate College

Step Two

Submitting Transcripts

  • All degree and certificate applications require an official transcript from every previous post-secondary institution.
  • Non-degree-seeking applicants (not tied to any program) must submit a transcript representing their highest degree.
  • Instruct institutions to send transcripts directly to Graduate Admission and Degree Services via postal mail, fax, or password/passphrase-protected electronic transmission.
  • For instructions, please refer to the Graduate College’s How to Submit Official Transcripts.
  • For transfer credit questions, please see our policy here: Transfer Policy.
  • The Request for Approval of Transfer Credits Form needs be filled out and sent to Access the form at Graduate College forms.

Note: GPA between 2.75-2.99 – Applicants may be considered for provisional admission with the condition that they maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA during the first twelve graduate credits. Failure to meet this condition will result in automatic removal from the program.

GPA below 2.75 –You may submit application materials to be considered for provisional admission to the Ed Tech program after you have completed six graduate credits with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Provisional admission requires you to maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA during the first twelve graduate credits. Failure to meet this condition will result in automatic removal from the program.

Step Three

Submit Your Essay 

Your essay should meet the following guidelines for the cover sheet, content, formatting, and submission.

Essay Cover Sheet

Essay Content

In about 500 words, tell us about your

  • Educational and professional background, your
  • Current work responsibilities, your
  • Career goals and how our coursework will help you attain them. Also,
  • Tell us why you are choosing our program and
  • What characteristics will make you become a successful online graduate student.


  • Write the essay in Times New Roman (or equivalent) in 12-point regular.
  • Single-space.
  • Save the essay (.doc, docx, or .pdf) and upload it as part of your application to the Graduate College. If you have any questions about admissions procedures, please contact the M.E.T. admissions adviser at


Upload the essay to your Graduate College application account. If you have difficulties, contact us at The essay is required for admission. Incomplete applications are returned to the Graduate College after 30 days of inactivity.


  • Graduate certificate students who have NOT been admitted to an EDTECH master, specialist, or doctoral graduate program are required to write an essay as part of the application. Simply follow the guidelines above.
  • Students who HAVE been admitted to an EDTECH master, specialist, or doctoral graduate program may waive the essay requirement when applying for a graduate certificate.
  • Applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Educational Games and Simulations must also discuss their rationale for pursuing advanced studies in educational games and simulations. Specifically, they should address their personal and professional history with digital games  and/or simulations, and their purpose (goals) for applying to this specialized course of study.

Step Four

Submit Your Program Development Form

Complete and submit the Electronic Program Development Form (ePDF)

Admissions Steps for International Students

International students should apply through the International Admissions Office. Please access the application form by visiting Boise State’s International Admissions page.

  • Application deadlines for M.E.T. and non-degree-seeking students
    To begin Fall semester— May 15th
    To begin Spring semester—October 15th
    To begin Summer term—March 1
  • The GMAT is never required for any EdTech students. M.E.T. and non-degree-seeking students are not required to submit GRE scores and should write N/A. on the application form where it asks for GRE/GMAT information.
  • Student visas are not available to students completing online courses such as the M.E.T. program. As a result, the financial documentation form — necessary for student visa paperwork — is not required of international students who are participating in these programs.
  • International students cannot register for classes until they are fully admitted.

If your transcripts are not in English, please have them translated by a certified language translation service. The original and translated transcripts should be mailed to:
Boise State University
International Student Admissions Office
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725-1320

*English Language Proficiency*
The minimum TOEFL score for EdTech students is 587 on the paper-based exam and 95 on the computer-based exam. The minimum IELTS test score is a 6.5. If you have a degree from an accredited university in the United States, your English Proficiency requirement may be waived. If you have a degree from an international university where English is the only official language of the country and the language of instruction is completely in English, your proficiency requirement may be waived. This requirement is waived for Canadians native to all provinces except Quebec. For more details please contact the International Admissions Office.

Disability Accommodations

Students with disabilities who need special accommodations to fully participate in this class should contact the Educational Access Center (EAC).

All accommodations must be approved through the Educational Access Center prior to being implemented. To learn more about the accommodation process, visit the EAC’s website at

The Educational Access Center is located on the first floor of the Lincoln Parking Garage, on the corner of Lincoln Ave. and University Dr. at Boise State University. They are available Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time.

Phone: (208) 426-1583

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