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OPWL Admissions

When you are ready to apply to the online Master of Science in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning, please review the admissions requirements and application process. If you have questions or need additional assistance with any of the steps, contact your student success team at (208) 426-5921 or

Admissions Requirements

To be considered for the online Master of Science in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Documented evidence of an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all undergraduate credits. All course work must be verified by official transcripts. If a person fails to meet the GPA requirement, that person may submit a petition to the Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning Program Committee.
  • Appropriateness of background experience and of the fit between the prospective student’s career goals and what the program offers.

This content is provided as a quick reference for planning. All official admission standards are published on the graduate catalog site.

Technical Requirements

Students in the Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning programs should have adequate computer equipment and software to attend their online courses and complete their course requirements.

Learn more about the hardware and software required for the Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning program

Application Deadlines by Semester

Admission is offered each fall, spring and summer semester. Space is limited, so early application is recommended. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. The deadlines to submit materials are:

SemesterApplication DeadlineCourses Begin
FallAugust 1Late August
Spring December 1Early January
SummerApril 1Early May

Before You Apply

Watch our application process video to learn what to expect and get tips from Eliseo Che, a Boise State Online student success coach. You can also call a student success coach today at (208) 426-5921 and we’ll walk you through the admissions process and answer any questions.

Note: The application process video focuses on the Boise State Graduate College application. You will need to take additional steps to apply to the organizational performance and workplace learning program.

This video is available with closed captions and a transcript.

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How to Add Other OPWL Programs

Students who are currently enrolled in an OPWL program do not need to resubmit their resume and transcripts. To enroll in an additional OPWL program complete the following steps:

  • Go to the Graduate College Application Portal.
  • Select “Returning Users” and follow the prompts to apply for the OPWL program of your choice.
  • Upload a statement of purpose that includes a heading with your name, email address, telephone and the program you are applying to. The statement of purpose should be 500 – 1000 words, single-spaced and should address your career goals and how the program will help you attain those goals.
  • Connect with your advisor to get an application fee waiver to waive the $65 fee.

Returning Alumni

Graduates can return and take courses of interest.

It is easy to do and only requires these steps:

  • Go to the Graduate College Application Portal
  • Select First-time Users if you have not used this system and select Returning Users if you have
  • Select non-degree-seeking or an Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning certificate
  • Pay the $65 application fee
  • Notify Jo Ann Fenner ( or Kori Anna Smith ( so they can track your application in the system

More Program Details

About Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning

Learn about the program

Classes and Scheduling

What classes will I take?

Cost, Assistantships and Scholarships

How much does this program cost?

Career Opportunities

What can I do with this degree?

Alumni Testimonials

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Student Resources

If you are not yet accepted into the program, please contact a student success coach for support.


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