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Online Master’s Degrees

Earning a master’s degree online from Boise State University allows you to dig deeper into your field of study and attain marketable professional knowledge and training. Make lifelong professional connections, build your portfolio and gain valuable experience. Our online master’s degree programs are accredited, affordable, career-focused and fit your schedule.

Boise State Online Master’s Degrees

From business to science to health care and more — Boise State offers several master’s degrees online to meet the needs of our diverse students.

Explore our student-centered, innovative online master’s degrees.

Master of Education, Early and Special Education

Fees may vary

Master in Teaching, Special Education

Fees may vary

Why Wendy Berkson Recommends Boise State’s Online Master’s Degrees

Wendy Berkson is a devoted partner, loving mother and an accomplished professional in the world of business management. Berkson’s career shifted into high gear due to her ambition and experience gained through one of Boise State University’s online master’s degrees: the Online Master of Business Administration (MBA).

“This degree opens doors to higher-paying jobs, increased career mobility and numerous networking opportunities. It has also impacted me through my personal growth and learning,” she said.

Berkson’s journey is a testament to the transformative power of accessible online education, the unwavering support of mentors and loved ones and a commitment to lifelong learning.

“Higher education has transformed me, and I still believe it is one of the most effective pathways to growth and development,” Berkson reflected. “I think about many of my group projects, my interactions with fellow students and the friendships I formed with classmates. It was all worth it!”

Hear From Our Graduates

Are you crossing a graduate degree off your bucket list? Are you pursuing a graduate degree to move up in your job? Are you using a graduate degree to change careers or fields?

Our graduates have balanced jobs, families, active duty military service and everyday life — and you can, too. But don’t just take our word for it! Hear what our graduates have to say.

Jess Finer smiling for the camera.

Jess Finer
Master of Science in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning

“I’m in the technical field, and there are so many different challenges where it’s clear that there’s a large gap in soft skills. The development of my soft skills has definitely been a big benefit of the organizational performance and workplace learning program.”

Ready Jess’s Story

Mason Hampton smiling for the camera.

Mason Hampton
Master of Science in Accountancy

“You are setting yourself up for the future. Getting your master’s degree signals your desire to learn and continue your education. As an accountant, that is needed as you progress throughout your career.”

Read Mason’s Story

Cody Shepherd smiling for the camera.

Cody Shepherd
Master of Science in Cyber Operations and Resilience

“It has made a tremendous difference to me, my positions, my opportunities and my overall life. I understand the world around me more and can speak the language. The cyber operations and resilience program has made me much better at my job and given me the tools to drive change in IT. This benefits my company tremendously.”

Ready Cody’s Story

Nationally Ranked Online Master’s Degrees

Boise State online business master’s degrees ranked by U.S. News and World Report

  • No. 55 Best Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) Programs (top 16%)
  • No. 58 Best Online Master’s in Business Programs (Excluding MBA)

Read More About our U.S. News Rankings

Boise State online health care programs recognized among best in the nation

Boise State was named one of the nation’s best schools for online degrees and certificates in the health care field by Only six percent of accredited colleges and universities earned a ranking position.

Read More About our Online Health Care Rankings

Master of Social Work Online ranked by multiple national organizations

  • Boise State’s Master of Social Work Online is ranked No. 10 in the nation for best affordable MSW Online programs by Best Value Schools.
  • Boise State University is listed as one of the Best Master’s in Social Work (MSW) Online Programs by (OMD). OMD, a national ranking body, reported that only six percent of postsecondary institutions earned a ranking position.

Master of Science in Cyber Operations and Resilience ranked eighth in the nation for affordability

Cybersecurity Guide ranked the cybersecurity online master’s degree as the 8th best across the country for affordability.

Read More About our Cyber Rankings

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a master’s degree?

A master’s degree typically pursued after completing a bachelor’s degree. It involves advanced study in a specific field and provides an opportunity to deepen your expertise and enhance your career prospects through specialized knowledge and skill development.

Why should I get a master’s degree?

A master’s degree can significantly enhance your career opportunities by providing advanced knowledge and specialized skills in your chosen field. It often leads to higher earning potential and prepares you for leadership roles. Additionally, a master’s degree allows for personal and intellectual growth, offering a deeper understanding of your subject matter and fostering a valuable professional network.

How long does it take to get a master’s degree?

Factors like transfer credits, the number of credits taken per semester and specific program requirements can affect the time it takes you to complete a master’s degree. It’s essential to consider your personal schedule and academic plan when estimating the time it will take to earn your master’s degree.

Will my diploma say “online”?

No. Your diploma will list your degree as from Boise State University.

Is a master’s degree worth it?

It’s important to consider your goals and intentions before pursuing a master’s degree. Many of our students report positive experiences with Boise State online master’s degrees, including acquiring specialized skills, enhanced career opportunities, increased salaries and job satisfaction.

How much does a master’s degree cost?

Tuition rates vary by program. Some Boise State online master’s degrees offer scholarships and graduate assistantships to assist students with costs. Financial aid is also available.

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